I am so blessed to be included in this amazing story of this squishy newborn (2 days old) and her rockstar Momma!
Mom Hillary is a Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator at Heart, Birth & Baby and on the Board of Directors at Chicago Volunteer Doulas.
Here is her birth story:
"I was ending the childbearing chapter, and had weaned my babes. I was focusing on self care. I had chosen a Paragard IUD after my second child’s birth, and found comfort knowing we had completed our family. However, after I weaned my youngest, I awaited my cycles to be normal. I got concerned and took a pregnancy test. Planned Parenthood confirmed that I was pregnant. They took my IUD out and dated my pregnancy at 17 weeks! I spent the rest of pregnancy processing and coming to terms with the news. Harlow Gold arrived at 39 weeks and 5 days, just like my other two. 3.5 hours of labor and she was born into water in our home at 6:39am, 21.5 in long, 11lbs 11oz! She was determined to be here from the beginning and now that she’s here I feel a literal weight lifted! She is perfect and I can’t wait to learn from her. She’s already taught me that anything is possible, and to savor all parts of the ride.”
She is gorgeous, I kept forgetting she was so new due to her size..... then I remembered how much I absolutely love babies within the first 48 hours of life. I was hoping to get some newborn poses, but it wasn't quite working with this Reubenesqe beauty.
Her amazing Mom pushed this delicious little lady out at home! In a tub! She is forever my hero. I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from her newborn shoot.
Pink and gold swaddle by Cloud Island for Target
Doughnut from Bennison's Bakery, Evanston
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Lori K Sapio Photography
I'm a mother, who is also a Photographer who specializes in Portraiture, Family, Kids, Newborns, Boudoir, Fashion, Glamour, Pinup. On location or in my Chicago photography studio.