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color image of Arizona birth photographer Claire Waite meeting her daughter in the delivery room at Banner Del Webb Hospital

Nora’s arrival is a three part story. Find Part I here and Part II here! As luck would have it, I didn’t have to wait until 42 weeks to meet our baby. On Saturday, October 12th at 40 weeks and 5 days, I had 9 noticeable contractions. Just 9, and they were really far apart […]

Birth Story, Personal

The Story of Nora | Part III: Nora’s Grand Arrival

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Apr

2020

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Family of six looks down at mom's pregnant belly during family maternity session at the lake

The Story of Nora | Part I Nora’s pregnancy was my hardest from day one. Ok, maybe not quite day one, but within a week of getting a positive test, I was sick. And not just a little sick, I was a lot sick. I fought the urge to throw up all day, every day. […]

Birth Story, Personal

The Story of Nora | Part II: 9 Long Months

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2020

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Apr

Color photograph of four children in Christmas pajamas sitting on a white bed with a brass headboard

Nora Ann Ivy Waite was born on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 2:18am. But, her story actually begins on Monday, July 13, 2015, around 2:30am. It was then that I had just delivered our fourth and (supposedly) final child. We were team green and I was pretty sure that our baby would be a boy. […]

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The Story of Nora | Part I: Incomplete

20

Apr

2020

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black and white image of newborn baby boy, swaddled and wearing a newborn cap in the hands of his mother

After several weeks of cramping and Braxton Hicks, my actual labor began on Monday, September 24 at 2 in the morning. It was then that I was woken from sleep by what was probably my first true contraction. Through the rest of the night, I continued to have periodic contractions that would wake me from […]

Birth Story, Personal

Turner’s Birth Story

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2019

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Sep

newborn baby boy looks at parents in delivery room

Depending on how you look at it, the birth of Lincoln was either extremely long and drawn out or beyond fast and furious. His story begins unofficially on Wednesday, June 8, 2015, which was day one of my five days of prodromal labor. From Wednesday until Sunday, I lived life in one block of seemingly […]

Birth Photography, Birth Story, Personal

The Fast & Furious Arrival of Lincoln Scott

29

Jul

2019

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