I am thrilled to announce that on Jan 27 2014 we welcomed Lorelei Nevaeha McHale into our family. She was 7lbs 9oz, born at 3:21 in the afternoon. She is a joy and a treasure and we are so happy to have her.
Rather than bore you with the details of her birth I thought I’d share a few pics caught by our friend and amazing birth photographer Jenn Foik. I have to admit that I was a bit unsure about having a birth photographer come, however because I delivered E quickly we missed all the good photo ops at her birth – we left the camera in the car and didn’t have time to get it – we didn’t want to miss out again.
There are also a number of shots that we just wouldn’t get if we didn’t have someone else there clicking happily away – things like Curtis cutting the cord, or holding the baby for the first time. Having Jenn there to document our life allowed us both to just be present. It’s one of the best decisions we’ve made. The pictures she took are stunning, it brings tears to my eyes to look at them, they are so beautiful it hurts. I can’t thank her enough for the service she provided us!
I also want to thank our awesome midwives, Cheryl Mount, and her student Erin Liang from Chilliwack Midwifery. The care they provided in both pre and postnatal visits was amazing and it made this process so much easier. I loved having them available to call for advice or information between appointments knowing that they would always take the time to give me the answers I needed.
I’ll leave you with my absolute favourite shot, there really aren’t words to express the emotion that Jenn captured in this picture. I want to print it on a huge canvas and hang it in my room.
All photos are courtesy of Jennifer Foik Photography