Isabelle was born at home as planned. From the moment she was born, her heart was strong and steady. Her breathing? Not so much.

So a lovely home birth was followed quickly by midwifery stabilization, an ambulance ride, an Emergency Department visit, another ambulance ride, a 20 day NICU stay, then, finally a wailing, screaming, tear-streaming car-seat-encased drive back home.

Whew! That is a lot for a little girl to experience in her first three weeks on earth.

In spite of all that, Isabelle is doing just fine!

Welcome Baby Isabelle.
Thank you for being so calm (usually) and sweet (always). Thank you especially for (finally) learning to breath so well.

May all babies be born into loving hands