Gavin Birth Day

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dcp_0418 Early morning, almost 24 hours before the birth, Kathryn still has a sense of humor. As always we've scheduled another one of our big life events on a beautiful...
Early morning, almost 24 hours before the birth, Kathryn still has a sense of humor. As always we've scheduled another one of our big life events on a beautiful…
dcp_0420 All packed up and ready to go to the birth center. We'd done a trial run about a week ago when Kathryn's blood pressure had spiked unusually high. Fortunately...
All packed up and ready to go to the birth center. We'd done a trial run about a week ago when Kathryn's blood pressure had spiked unusually high. Fortunately…
dcp_0421 Taking Ferdinand for a stroll to help contractions along. We're very early in the whole process.
Taking Ferdinand for a stroll to help contractions along. We're very early in the whole process.
dcp_0422 Now, a few hours later, we're on the futon. Martin is pushing into the small of Kathryn's back since that seems to be comforting. At this point our doula, Sandy...
Now, a few hours later, we're on the futon. Martin is pushing into the small of Kathryn's back since that seems to be comforting. At this point our doula, Sandy…
dcp_0423 We've now arrived at the birth center. The clock on the wall says 10 o'clock, nearly 24 hours since labor began. Another 7 to go!
We've now arrived at the birth center. The clock on the wall says 10 o'clock, nearly 24 hours since labor began. Another 7 to go!
dcp_0425 Martin pushing on Kathryn's low back while Sandy encourages Kathryn.
Martin pushing on Kathryn's low back while Sandy encourages Kathryn.
dcp_0430 Here's some teamwork in action!
Here's some teamwork in action!
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dcp_0442 Kathryn and Martin smiling after hearing Gavin's first cries, bellowed out only seconds after being born. Kathryn was completely aware of everything going on...
Kathryn and Martin smiling after hearing Gavin's first cries, bellowed out only seconds after being born. Kathryn was completely aware of everything going on…
dcp_0445 Gavin thinking,
Gavin thinking, "I wonder how red I can make my head?"
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