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Happy birthday big GIRL! More coming soon!

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Love, Aunt Mel.

Jenn Long - May 13, 2015 - 11:23 pm

That looks like my doctor from when I delivered Kinsley! Such a sweet lady, I loved her. Also, Erin looks incredible. Beautiful pics!

Aunt Net - May 13, 2015 - 1:26 am

these pics r so cute! The boys all look excited for a girl! Congrats Eric n Erin-she’s a beauty!

Karianne - May 12, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Eric’s face!!! What a perfect shot! Congrats Pace family!

Welcome Elijah Thomas {Just Born}

Little brother was much more efficient at this birthing thing than his sister and Paaras was thrilled about that! He was so so calm and alert, I just wanted to hold and talk to him all day! I didn’t hear a peep from him other than a sneeze or two! Big sister, Layla, was also cute as can be and full of giggles.:)Thanks for having me and congratulations everyone!

Welcome Elijah | Born May 7, 2015 |  7.15lbs | 20inches.

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Love, Melanie.

Vanessa - May 13, 2015 - 8:12 pm

What a beautiful family!

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Welcome Violet Elizabeth {just born}.

Kelly and Mike welcomed their perfect baby girl Saturday morning! Big brother, Dominic, couldn’t have been more excited and sweeter. Hardly ever do big brothers sit still long enough for one shot, much less for an hour! And there weren’t even any bribes in place?! Well done, buddy. Can’t wait to see how much she’s grown in a few months at Aunt Katie’s wedding!

Welcome Violet Elizabeth | April 18, 2015 | 6.9lbs | 20″

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Love, Melanie

a beautiful beginning: Emmett Jack’s birth story.

Tiffiny was the definition of rockstar during her long, natural labor. Not only did her early labor last for days, she was 9 days overdue before she started having any actual labor signs! Finally on Monday, 4/6 she started having some consistent contractions around 9pm. She and Brennen went to the hospital around 2am and they kept her there and monitored her until 7am, but ended sending her home to rest because she didn’t progress at all during that time. So they went home and tried to rest, but of course her contractions were just uncomfortable enough to prevent much sleep. They went back to the hospital on Tuesday evening 4/7 and she had progressed, so they admitted her at 5pm. I got a text around 8:15pm saying she was 6cm, so I started to get my gear together and got to the hospital around 9:30pm. When I got there, she was laboring beautifully with the help of Brennen and her doula Emily. She was doing all of the right things – walking around, switching positions, sitting on the ball, relaxing in the shower – but baby boy was in no hurry to come out!

Finally around 1:30am, she was 8cm-9cm so her doctor suggested they break her water to help move things along. That definitely helped and she was complete at 2am and started pushing shortly after. Tiffiny was completely exhausted from essentially no sleep since Monday morning, and started losing her momentum a little while pushing. But thankfully she had a great team of encouragers and she fought through and pushed baby Emmett out at 3:47am on 4/8. Unfortunately the excitement was short-lived as baby boy was looking a little too blue for comfort and not crying, so the nurses took him right away to check him out and get him crying. They worked on him for a good 15-20 minutes suctioning, giving him oxygen, etc. before he finally let out some good cries and they were satisfied he was ok. Praise the Lord he was just a little stunned and ended up being totally fine! After all of that, Tiffiny  & Brennen finally got to snuggle him and soak in all of his perfection, and it made the last couple of days totally worth it:)Baby boy was 7.11lbs, 21″ long and is doing great. Congratulations on your precious baby boy!

Love, Kelly