Happy Birthday Charlotte – McKay Dee Birth Story!

Birth Story

That moment you get the call you’ve been expecting your heart begins to pump.

For weeks prior to this day, I take my phone with me everywhere.  As the due date draws even closer, I sleep with my phone right near my pillow.  My nerves start to kick in causing me to  worry that the call will come when I’m out of town or when I’m in the middle of a session.   This must be what it feels like to be a doctor!  I have seen enough births that I tell my families that I have the quick version of a medical degree!

Kasi texted me on a Sunday right as I had walked in the door from church.  Today is the day!  I gathered my gear and jumped in the car.  I strive to head off to the hospital when mom is dilated to a 5 and Kasi already was!

When I entered the hospital room, I felt like I was being welcomed as family.  The room was bright and happy.  Kasi and Kevin were in high spirits.  They were looking forward to welcoming baby Charlie into their beautiful family!

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As Kasi’s labor progressed, her support system began to grow.  From her sisters and mom who were face timing in London on this very important day. To Kasi’s dad who politely excused himself anytime a nurse needed to check Kasi’s progress.

Kasi’s close friends jumped in the car and came all the way from Wyoming in time for the arrival of this little girl.

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After patiently waiting, the time finally came and beautiful Charlie made her first cry!  The absolute joy and happiness on a mom’s face when they hear the cry from their seconds old baby still brings a tear to my eyes.

I have 5 kids and my first delivery our son didn’t bless us with that beautiful cry.  I didn’t get to touch my son’s cheek until he was hours old so each birth I capture, there is that moment of breathlessness waiting for that cry.

Kasi was in love with little Charlie from before her first cries and finally getting to hold Charlotte was bliss!

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