Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The birth of Lorelei B.

Dusting off the blog! It's been a busy summer, capped off with my third birth! Melissa and I had been chatting on and off throughout the evening and we each kept saying that we should go get some sleep, as she was in labor and we both needed our rest! Of course, it's hard to sleep when you're anticipating a phone call, which came about 30 min. after I finally fell asleep at 2:30am!

Melissa and Brian had chosen to deliver at a hospital down close to the city, so I was actually quite thankful to make the trip in the wee hours of the morning rather than during rush hour! We were treated to some gorgeous views of the sunrise over the Chicago skyline - what a way to labor!

Melissa's midwife was off shift at 9am, and she was really hoping to be there for the grand arrival. As the hours ticked by, it was looking like she'd be cutting it very close! But around 8:40am, Melissa was pronounced complete, and it was go time!

This was my first midwife-attended birth (besides my own, of course!) and the differences were amazing! There was no frantic rushing around, preparing the room. No gowns and masks, just a pair of sterile gloves for the midwife. And Melissa, being the rock star that she is, wasted no time in bringing her beautiful baby girl into the world!

Lorelei entered the world at 8:57am, after (literally!) 2 pushes! She weighed in at 7 lbs. 6.9 oz. and was 19" long. And what an adorable little girl! She was wide awake and taking in her world very calmly. So cute!

Congratulations to Melissa, Brian, and big brother Nikolaus! Thank you for allowing me to be present to welcome your beautiful girl into the world!

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Friday, May 1, 2009

In photography news...

I am booking clients like crazy lately! Looks like May is going to be a busy month - I can't wait!

I did a session a few weeks ago for my friend Tina. They struggled for years to get pregnant with their daughter Avary, and because of that, Avary's cousin is many years older than her. As an anniversary present to her parents, Tina and her sister wanted some pictures showing the differences between the two. :)

An award! :D

This just made my day! My good friend Stephie at King Max Cried... passed on this Blogger Buddy Award! Thanks Stephie!!

And now I get to pass it on. :D

To my hilarious friend Sara, who really needs to write a book. Sara's Cul de Sac Manifesto

To my awesome friend Kate, who is making history! Fostering Pride

And to my great friend Michelle, who is the strongest person I know! Healing Journey

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The birth of Maxon Louis D.

Murphy strikes again! :D Maxon Louis decided to make his grand entrance on April 19th, quite conveniently while yours truly was in Chicago for a photography workshop! All I can say is thank heavens that the Metra runs until 12:40am!

Maxon made his grand appearance at 5:13am on the 19th, weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. And what a grand time it was! Both grandmas were there for the delivery and the 5 of us had quite a few laughs. One of the most fun births I can imagine being at. :)

Congratulations to Amber and Keith and big sister Sophia! Maxon is a gorgeous little boy and I am so honored that I was able to be there for his birth.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

The birth of Allison Jo G.

I had the honor of attending the birth of my friend Jolene's daughter, as my very first birth photography experience. Jolene had warned me that she labors fast, and she was definitely right! She called me at 4:30am, and we met in the ER around 5am. She was already 8 cm dilated, and her beautiful daughter was born less than an hour later!

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Congratulations to Jolene and Ben, and to big brother Carter! I am so thankful that you both allowed me to be present for your daughter's birth.


Welcome to the blog home of Laciebug Studio! I'm a birth and child photographer in Chicago's Northwest suburbs. I'm just getting started and building my portfolio at the moment. Please contact me at laciebugstudio at gmail dot com to schedule a photo shoot!