9:45 p.m. Sunday night, I received a text…
Jaci: “I may be in the beginning of labor. I have a midwife coming to check me. I will call you as soon as I know for sure.”
Within minutes later, Jaci: “Come on down.”
Jaci, like many other mama’s anxiously waiting for their babies arrival, felt this baby was never coming. They always do, though, don’t they?! And little Berkley was just waiting to be one of the 5% babies that arrive on their given due date.
This would be Jaci and Justin’s second of five babies born at their home, so they kind of knew what to expect this time around. Was it the good power walk after dinner or the furniture rearranging, mid-day that kick started her contractions? Either way, her labor started Sunday evening and ended with the arrival of their beautiful, tiniest of the five (7 lb 3 oz, 18.5 inches long), baby girl named Burkley Kay in the wee early hours of Monday morning, April 27th, at 1:22 a.m.
Dad calls out, “It’s a GIRL!”
Welcome to this world sweet baby girl. You are very loved.
I love to create emotion in homes.
When searching for a new house, nobody likes to look through those boring old point’n shoot photos most realtors grab while walking around a newly listed house. My solution… hire a professional photographer, like myself. Help draw in potential buyers by using eye catching photos of your house.
Last year, I met Jaci when my daughter was raising funds and making loom bracelets for her up coming trip to Africa. She lives down the road from me, and our paths have crossed a few times since then. When Jaci showed up eight months pregnant at one of my recent garage sales (we’ve been selling everything we own since last September to fit our family of seven on a converted GM bus), we started talking about her pregnancy and home births and midwifery in the UT legislation. I home birthed my last 2/5 babies and Jaci will be doing the same. We excitedly agreed that I would capture her upcoming home birth, since this would be her last and she only regrets from the last ones, not having a photographer.
Jaci’s baby is due to arrive in 3 short weeks on April 27th. Although, only 5% of babies arrive on their given due date… we’re still marking the date.
This beautiful mama and her family are saving the surprise of the baby’s gender until he/she arrives in their arms. Will they have 1 boy and 4 girls, or 2 boys and 3 girls? Stay tuned to find out!