On Friday, 28th March 2014 the world became a more beautiful place, our family was made complete and our hearts were filled with unconditional love as our miracle babies were born.
Our baby girl, Micayla Leigh, weighing 2.2kgs was born at 5.44am and our baby boy, Connor William, weighing 2.9kgs was born at 5.45am, both via a c-section. Their first breaths took ours away. They are perfect in every way.
Sometimes pictures tell a better story than words so I have posted a few photos of the birth. We hired an amazing birth photographer, Jenny Elliott, to capture every special moment so that we could be fully involved in the birth. The below is our birth story:
Getting ready for theatre
Walking hand-in-hand with hubby into theatre
Watching in amazement as my babies are being taken out of surrmom’s tummy
Micayla taking her first breath as she is pulled out of surromom’s tummy
Seeing our baby girl for the first time…no words can explain the feeling
Connor coming out feet first. The most beautiful little foot.
Our baby boy’s first breath
Overwhelmed with happiness
The pediatrician getting Micayla to breath as she came out blue. The nurse checking Connor.
Hubby cutting his son’s umbilical cord.
Me cutting my baby girl’s umbilical cord. Very important for me as it symbolizes their new life with their parents.
My precious baby boy
My perfect baby girl
Very emotional. I have no words to describe the feeling of holding your babies after waiting for them for such a long time.
Overwhelmed with emotion…fear, happiness, gratefulness, thankfulness and love
An emotional birth for surromom too
I’ll be forever grateful to this amazing woman who brought our babies into this world
Our first family photo. From 2 to 4 in 2 minutes.