This is such a beautiful birth story. I got to know this mama (and her beautiful girls) at her maternity session (which can be seen here) and we discussed her birth plan which sounded serene --a quiet home birth, labouring to calming music and birthing in a candlelit tub.
The evening of February 13th, this mama sensed things were happening so that night she put her girls to bed and knew she would meet her baby soon. She called her midwife who came and checked her. She was only 1cm and decided to go to bed to get some rest. When she awoke at 12:50am, she was in labour. She called her birth team to gather and by the time I got to her house Arrow had just been born (suddenly with 1 push) right there in her bathroom.
This little man has such a beautiful birth story. He came quickly and didn't give mom time to even get into the tub, but his birth was perfect. We was welcomed into his mama's arms, chord cut by daddy, and then after nursing on mom's bed, mom and him relaxed in a warm tub together. Her entire birth story can be read here on her blog.
I so so so loved documenting his journey with photos and video: