a beautiful beginning: mickelson david’s birth story.

Sarah (Korn) is good friends with Melanie’s sister-in-law, so she and Mel have known each since high school. Just last year Korn & Chad flew Mel down to Florida to photograph their beautiful destination wedding. So naturally they were planning on having Mel shoot this next big milestone…but baby boy didn’t cooperate in a timely fashion and she had to go shoot her wedding and I got to shoot this cute little man:)Times like these are one of the main reasons why we decided to team up for this birth photography venture;)

Let’s first mention that Korn was 41 weeks and needless to say was super ready to meet her baby boy. Finally her water broke at 4am on the 17th. Not much was going on right away, and all through the day she was texting Melanie and saying the contractions weren’t that bad. They finally started picking up around 3:30pm and that’s when they made their way to the hospital. About 2 hours later she reported that she was only 2cm. At 7pm her contractions were every 2-4 mins apart and lasting about 1 min long. Then at 10pm she was nauseous and the nurses thought active labor started, however she was still only 3-4cm. That’s when we decided I would cover the birth since Melanie had to be at her wedding by 10am, so I went to bed as soon as I could thinking I would be getting a call in a couple hours to head to the hospital.

Korn was really hoping to go natural and had been texting Melanie all throughout her pregnancy for support…but at 3am I got a text from Chad saying she got an epidural and was 5cm. Poor mama endured so much for such little dilation payoff and just needed a break…and some rest since she had been up since 4am! Finally at 6am she was 7cm and totally thinned out, so that’s when I made my way to the hospital. When I got there and saw her and Chad just relaxing and talking I couldn’t believe she had been through an entire day & night of labor because she looked so good. She was totally at ease, but obviously anxious to have her baby in her arms. She went from 7cm to 10cm in 2 hours and just had to wait for her mom and her doctor to get in the room so she could start pushing. Once everyone was ready, she pushed for maybe 15 minutes and after a total of 29 hours of labor, little Mickelson David was born at 8:52am weighing in at 8.10lbs & 21″ long.

He came out looking exactly like his daddy except he got Korn’s red hair…so of course she was already making plans to take all the red newborn clothes back haha. Baby Mickelson was so calm and peaceful and alert the whole time I was there. I have never seen a newborn as alert as he was right out of the womb! I think he likes his new world:)

Congratulations Korn & Chad! You guys have had a such big year and I know you’re going to be awesome parents to that cutie!

Love, Kelly

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Dawn Broxterman - May 23, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Korn! He is awesome and so adorable!!! So happy for you both. Chad’s expressions are priceless!

admin - May 23, 2013 - 2:39 pm

YOU GUYSSSSSS! how beautiful!! I just knew you’d both cry like babies, just like on your wedding day. so freaking sweet!! He’s beyond adorable, you are so blessed. Congrats friends!! Heart, Melanie.

Welcome Margaret Grace! {Just Born}

Margaret made a fairly quick arrival yesterday to her eagerly awaiting parents, Libby and Alton. It was so special to watch the new parents gently move, caress and kiss their darling baby girl. Remember the first time you touched your baby and you were so nervous because you thought they were made out of glass? So sweet. I wish you so much more love and happiness! Congrats, she’s beautiful!

Meet Margaret Grace | Born May 21, 2013 | 7.3lbs | 20″

Love, Melanie.

Denise Ruebusch - May 28, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Hi Alton, You have a very beautiful wife and daughter. What a blessing. Thank you for sharing these pictures. It was a wonderful break to remember how beautiful life is.

amy - May 23, 2013 - 2:09 am

Congratulations! I am so happy for you that I cried when I saw these pictures. You are going to be amazing parents; Margaret Grace is so blessed! Hugs, Amy