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Documenting Labor and Birth

Having a second baby has been a really good experience because we were able to change some of the things that happened that we didn’t love at Moses’ birth. One thing was we decided this time we wanted an extra set of hands to take photos and help Paul if he needed it. We asked my good friend Aubrey (who is conveniently a photographer) to help. Here are some polaroids she took. I am so glad I have these.






  1. Kristina

    February 18, 2010

    These are really beautiful. Enjoy your new little guy and take it easy!

  2. Em

    February 18, 2010

    Brilliant! Is there anything more worth documenting?

  3. Laura

    February 18, 2010

    lovely, lovely photos. congratulations!

  4. theindigobunting

    February 18, 2010

    Really wonderful that you were able to document such precious moments in this way.

  5. sara

    February 18, 2010

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. You inspired me to reconsider photos during labour if we have a second child.

  6. Kate

    February 18, 2010

    Oh that picture of you looking at him is so so precious. That instant connection of mother and child is pure beauty and joy. Congratulations!

  7. sorichfamily

    February 18, 2010

    what a wonderful idea! it captures the his birth day so beautifully…and the labor experience. congratulations…he is darling! well done!

  8. robin k

    February 18, 2010

    Love these.

  9. Damaris

    February 18, 2010

    woah these are awesome. such good lighting and perspective

  10. At Home with Kim Vallee

    February 18, 2010

    The pictures are beautifully done. Congratulations! I wish you all the best.

  11. Stefhany

    February 18, 2010

    These are so precious.

  12. michelle

    February 18, 2010

    That labor one still kills me… the tear! And the last one is my favorite for sure. So glad Aubrey was able to be there to capture this for you and Paul and Ro-Ro. It's so much better than just the "after" photos that I have. Aubrey has such a talent.

  13. Sara L

    February 18, 2010

    You all look amazing. I love the Polaroids, thank you for sharing the bits and pieces of your life.

  14. Jenny at LGN

    February 18, 2010

    I'm so jealous that you have these, Jordan. What a treasure for your family.

    Congrats again!

  15. Tonia Conger

    February 18, 2010

    Paul looks so relaxed! How does it feel to be a family of 4?

  16. Laurie Jones

    February 18, 2010

    I love the idea of polaroids. These are so special! I love your son's name!

  17. Susy

    February 18, 2010

    These are beautiful as was the lovely photo of Roman to introduce him to your 'oh happy day' family. The journey of his arrival has been a lovely counterpoint to all the visual beauty you offer in your posts. Thank you for sharing this most special gift you have – a lovely new son with all of us.

  18. Abby

    February 18, 2010

    They are such beautiful photos! I wish I had seen these before I had my babies and implemented my "no camera" policy. Congratulations!

  19. molly

    February 18, 2010

    These are stunning. What a treasure, to have captured this swift, intense, fleeting moment, the ultimate before and after. And a belated congrats on that sweet little fellow.

  20. Sarah

    February 18, 2010

    beautiful. congratulations!

  21. Patricia

    February 18, 2010

    These are amazing. What a beautiful gift for you and your little one. One day he'll treasure those for sure.

  22. kati

    February 18, 2010

    those last two are especially amazing. priceless. you are so lucky, when we had muller in november, no one was allowed in with us because of the swine flu precautions.

  23. Yummy Mommy Mia and Daddy Al

    February 18, 2010

    Oh, that is a nice idea! I wish I had more photos of the process –these are lovely. Great idea for number two!

  24. Am I Doing Okay?

    February 18, 2010

    So amazing! Congratulations!

  25. Kate

    February 18, 2010

    Those are just beautiful. Made me choke up. Thank you for sharing them.

  26. erica

    February 18, 2010

    lovely photos. my doula took photos, which i haven't looked at in a year, but i'm glad i have them.

  27. Tania

    February 18, 2010

    I love, love these. Aubrey did a wonderful job (as did you).

  28. Caroline, No.

    February 19, 2010

    Fantastic. As someone else said, possibly the most important thing to document!

    Thanks for sharing.

  29. Barbie

    February 19, 2010

    Very smart to get a friend-photographer. Love these! Totally agree on the easier 2nd birth. Congratulations on your happy news and your beautiful baby boy.

  30. Shinwha

    February 19, 2010

    Beautiful! Congratulations, and the very best wishes to you and your family.

  31. Renee

    February 19, 2010

    How beautiful!Congrats on your beautiful son…may he bring you lots of happiness,although I'm sure he already has. :)

  32. Amanda

    February 19, 2010

    congratulations!!! your blog is absolutely beautiful.

  33. Jeanette

    February 19, 2010

    Very lovely. I adore his name. Looking forward to seeing more of him! Congratulations.

  34. jen jafarzadeh

    February 19, 2010

    what a fantastic idea to bring along a photographer — those polaroids are precious! congrats to your family — he's beautiful!

  35. stewart and james

    February 19, 2010

    such sweet pictures!! enjoy that sweet baby
    k

  36. Kathleen Frances

    February 19, 2010

    Oh these are lovely. They put mine to shame. Of course, it was just me and my husband manning the camera. I think Roman will appreciate these down the road.

  37. Melissa Blake

    February 19, 2010

    Those are some of the most precious photos I've seen. You all look sooooo happy and content. Congrats again!!

  38. amber {daisy chain}

    February 19, 2010

    beautiful!! congrats on your sweet Valentine's day baby!

  39. Sara*

    February 19, 2010

    These are wonderful. Congratulations.

  40. Kerry

    February 19, 2010

    Wonderful photos. Just lovely.

  41. amy

    February 19, 2010

    oh my gosh. can you believe how wonderful that is? what a beautiful documentation.

  42. Courtney

    February 19, 2010

    What a beautiful set of photographs. Congratulations, Jordan and Paul and Moses. Your new addition is beautiful. I love his name.

  43. Anonymous

    February 19, 2010

    he is so precious!

  44. Anne

    February 19, 2010

    lovely lovely pictures jordan!

  45. bethany

    February 19, 2010

    There is nothing more special. What an angel! Congratulations!

  46. joolee

    February 19, 2010

    priceless photos! so sweet.

  47. Martha

    February 19, 2010

    Those are so awesome. And congratulations. He is just a sweetie.

  48. theartistshouse

    February 19, 2010

    Congratulations! Oh how wonderful. Just yesterday it seems I brought my little girl home. They get big so fast. Enjoy the tiny little thing. There really is nothing like it.

  49. Trish

    February 20, 2010

    A wonderful record. And a beautiful son! Congratulations on getting him here safe and sound.

  50. Stacey

    February 20, 2010

    Congratulations again and again! Do you have more tips for first time pregnancies? I love the photo idea, because usually I am the one with the camera taking pictures. Thank you!

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