This sweet baby boy’s birthday happened in the early hours on a Friday. I got the call from dad-to-be, Kyle around 4:45 am. He said things were picking up and to go ahead and head their way. I got to their house in Navarre right when the sun was rising, just before 6am. When I walked in the house was quiet. The family was having a home birth with the help of Cindi and her team of Gentle Birth Options . The team was working to fill up the birth pool while Katie was working through contractions on the labor ball. Things were going quick. Kyle was standing next to Katie, rubbing her head, helping her focus while she breathed and rocked through the last few contractions before she started pushing. The pool wasn’t ready, but Katie and her baby were.
After less than 10 minutes of pushing Katie caught her baby boy and pulled him up to her chest. Her strength and joy were amazing to witness. She quickly moved to a comfortable spot in her very own bed and cuddled with her sweet newborn baby. Hubby climbed in bed next to her and they both took in the beauty of this new life. Their second son. Born at home in December, weighing 9 lb, 10 oz. A wonderful gift the week before Christmas.