Inez Marie: A Birth Story

Inez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge Boheme

Inez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge Boheme

Inez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeWriting Inez’s birth story has taken me weeks. Perhaps it’s because I am juggling two babies at once now! But, more than that, I have been trying to find the right words to describe it all. Our sweet girl is almost two months and it has all flown by way too quickly.

Inez Marie was born in Port Townsend on August 15th at 8:19am. She weighed a perfect 8lbs 9oz and measured 22 inches long. The same length as her brother, but 2 ½ pounds lighter! She had a gorgeous full head of hair and the most beautiful pink skin I had ever seen.Inez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeWe opted to have a c-section for medical reasons, as I already needed to have abdominal surgery unrelated to my pregnancy. Julian had resulted in a c-section, so the idea that I could potentially have emergency surgery with Inez, and then weeks later need another surgery was not appealing.

The strangest thing about having a c-section is that you don’t feel any pain, but you feel all of the pressure. I wish I had a better way to describe it, but it quite literally feels like someone has their hands inside your abdomen. Which is apparently exactly what I told Jeff during the birth of our Julian Koki, but I don’t remember that in the slightest! You feel the pressure of the surgery and you can see your shoulders moving as the surgeons go about their work. It is the weirdest feeling, and one that I don’t recall at all with Julian.Inez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeWhen Inez was delivered they brought her straight to my chest. I cried with joy at the first sound of her crying and I felt all of my fears wash away. For days leading up to Inez’s birthday I felt this strong sense of fear of the unknown. I couldn’t comprehend how I could love anyone as much as I loved Julian. I couldn’t fathom what kinds of changes our family was about to go through. As soon as I heard her cry I felt at ease. Like I was at home with her already. I’ll never forget how she just latched onto me right away and got straight to eating. She laid on my chest nursing while the surgeons finished the surgery and I felt perfectly at peace. There was an immense sense of calm that passed over me when she was born. I felt at peace and I remember taking a moment to just embrace that feeling.Inez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeWe decided to stay the maximum amount of time we could in the hospital. I was not eager to get home to dishes and cooking our own meals. Besides, Jefferson Healthcare has the most incredible homemade jello in the history of jello. I had a great deal of break through pain post-op to work through, so my recovery was oddly hardly the second time around. The anesthesiologist opted to not give me a long acting anesthesia due to my history of vomiting. This pain of course made me vomit anyway, which is not fun with a new incision. Inez stayed in the room with us the entire time and we could tell from those first moments and days that she would be an angel. She slept and ate, and when she fussed she was easily consoled by mama or dada. I know how lucky that makes us as parents, I truly do. I loved that she knew who we were right away. Julian was incredible with her right from the beginning, you can see his love for her in these photos and it melts my mama heart.Inez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeInez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge BohemeJeff and I feel so fortunate to be Inez’s parents. There’s a beautiful story behind how we named our baby girl that I hope you’ll read. Our girl completes our family in every way. Her brother Julian is smitten with her, and showers her with kisses all day. Jet Pup even stands guard by her when she sleeps. We love you beyond measure Inez Marie.

Inez Marie Stephens:

Born August 15, 2017 at 8:19am

8lbs 9oz, 22 inches

Inez Marie: A Birth Story. Birth photography for a beautiful c-section delivery in black and white and color. Gorgeous birth and newborn photo ideas for hospital delivery. -Bainbridge Boheme

 

xx,

Heidi

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4 Comments

  1. Such a beautiful story of our beautiful Inez Marie’s arrival. She is such a gift to our family and a very beautiful and precious baby girl! It is so sweet how Julian bonded with her as soon as she arrived. When we first met he a couple weeks ago we were so impressed how in love with Inez Julian is, he is going to be a wonderful big brother!
    We share your joy in welcoming Inez Marie to our family.
    Keep the photos coming, we can’t wait to see you all again soon?

    Love to you all
    Aunt Sue

  2. Oh how I love these photo’s from this blessed event in our lives! It was such a wise
    decision to stay for a few days after Inez was born. DudePa and I loved having time with Julian. I also loved hearing how at peace you were after you delivered. It’s such an intuitive loving response and I had no doubt that it would be that way for you. Beautiful baby girl! Thank you for bringing us a girl this time!
    My love, Mom/Nana

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