Documenting Stella’s Birth

When I told the story of Stella’s birth, I believe I mentioned we had professional photos taken along the way.  After doing an internet search and finding out several of my hometown friends recommended her work, I hired Meredith Dickens to document my pregnancy via maternity photos (see next post) and take photos of Stella’s birth and as well as her newborn photos.  After seeing the final product and working with Meredith three different times, I HIGHLY recommend her for anyone seeking truly professional work in the Ashland, KY area.  She spent about two hours on my maternity shoot, came to the hospital at 1am to shoot the birth in action, even returned the next day to capture Stella’s first bath and spent almost 5 hours at my parents’ house taking Stella’s newborn shots.  In hindsight, I was even more thankful for the photo documentation since Bobby missed Stella’s birth.  They are truly keepsakes we will treasure for years to come.  Since I already wrote about the birth, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:

First up, the hospital photos …..

My BFF Allie (I was in her wedding the night before I went into labor) came to see me in the hospital before she left on her honeymoon/family vacation

My BFF Allie (I was in her wedding the night before I went into labor) came to see me in the hospital before she left on her honeymoon/family vacation

Playing the waiting game

Playing the waiting game

Mom, the human tripod :)

Mom, the human tripod :)

Facetiming Bobby during the birth

Facetiming Bobby during the birth

The first time I saw my daughter

The first time we saw our daughter

First time holding Stella

First time holding Stella

Tiny smile

Tiny smile

Mom showing dad photos of the birth

Mom showing dad photos of the birth

My dad meeting Stella for the first time

My dad meeting Stella for the first time

First time grandparents

First time grandparents

Love

Love

Weighing in at a whopping 6 lbs and 11.2 oz!

Weighing in at a whopping 6 lbs and 11.2 oz!

Look at all that hair!

Look at all that hair!

Gettin' my measurements

Gettin’ her measurements taken

She has a big noggin' like her mom and dad

She has a big noggin’ like her mom and dad

Footprints

Footprints

First check-up

First check-up

Holding on to Mimi for support

Holding on to Mimi for support

Mimi holding Stella for the first time

Mimi holding Stella for the first time

Stella's first bath

Stella’s first bath

What *is* that wet stuff?!

What *is* that wet stuff?!

Spa day

Spa day

Mini mohawk

Mini mohawk

Her tiny feet

Her tiny feet

And tiny fingers

And tiny fingers

Gettin' all dried off

Hurry, it’s cold!

Gettin' all dried off

Gettin’ all dried off

That's better!

That’s better!

Tiny prints

Tiny prints

I'm a girl!

I’m a girl!

All tuckered out from the bath

All tuckered out from the bath

Look at that red hair!

Look at that red hair!

Love these hands

Love these hands

1 Day Old!

1 Day Old – June 23, 2015

My hair is rad

My hair is rad

:)

:)

Momma and Stella

Momma and Stella

And now for her glamour shots at home ……

My First Newborn Photo

My First Newborn Photo

Close up

Close up

So dainty

So dainty

Au natural

Au natural

Our flower child

Our flower child

All curled up

All curled up

Our little bunny

Our little bunny

Dreaming (...or pooping)

Dreaming (…or pooping)

Egyptian goddess

Egyptian goddess

Pretty in purple

Pretty in purple

Contrary to popular belief, this is not photoshopped :)

Contrary to popular belief, this is not photoshopped :)

One of my favorites

One of my favorites

So the bloomers might have been a bit premature

So the bloomers might have been a bit premature

Dad and Stella

Dad and Stella

Mom and Stella

Mom and Stella

Pure love

Pure love

My 2 favorite people

My 2 favorite people

:)

:)

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