::: Herschel :::

Baby Herschel grew like crazy in his first week of life! From a mother’s perspective this is a thankful *sigh* of relief, and a huge achievement! Now, after seeing him at 18 days {today}, he has gained over one pound! Another amazing milestone… I’ll leave you with this brilliant quote from one of the most talented and influential children’s authors of our time… Dr. Seuss. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. ” It sums well the rapid growth of a newborn transitioning into a fast-paced and unruly world. (It’s also an excellent reminder for all those mama’s who cherish these days, as children grow up so very fast).

~Melissa Jane

I just adore this shot of mama and baby Herschel! ^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^

Melissa Thompson Photography  © 2011


*Listen/Watch on NPR.org* ::: Baby Project

Here’s a wonderful article explaining what a Doula’s role is really all about!

*Listen/Watch on NPR.org*


July fun!

Here’s a few favorites from this weekends’ adventure to Sequim, WA to visit the Lavender fields. Enjoy!

Introducing ::: Herschel James!

Baby Herschel James was warmly welcomed to the world on July 1st, 2011 at 7:40am PST, weighing in at 7 pounds 3 ounces and stretching nineteen and a quarter inches long. Perfection. ❤ He even scored an ‘A’ on his first exam: the Apgar.

A warm congratulations to his family and their friends!

Enjoy 🙂

Cheers! Melissa Jane

Melissa Thompson Photography 2011

Birth Photography update!

As you may know, I am a Photographer as well as a Birth Doula. I just attended my first birth (besides my own with my daughter); what an exhilarating experience! I am looking forward to posting some pics on here (after I receive approval from the parents). I know I am definitely looking forward to my next clients’ birth as well in a few short weeks.
I hope to also post a few captions from the birth story I have yet to type up about my experience and a time line of the events leading up to the birth of Herschel. (LOVE his name, it’s old-fashioned; just like my daughters’ name.)


Introducing ‘Birth Photography’

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As you’ve read on the “About” page, you know I have photography services available. I would be absolutely honored to photograph the birth of your child (as well as the precious moments afterward) in addition to my Doula services. I … Continue reading

Ina May’s an inspiration

As I snuggle up with ‘Ina May’s guide to Childbirth’, I realize how excited and anxious I am for my new clients, and for their much-anticipated estimated due date next week. Ina May has this amazing way to describe birth, a magical and euphoric experience one never forgots.

It brings back the memories from my daughters birth, one I need to document.

Well, I’m going back to my midnight reading for now… My next read will most likely be ‘Baby-Catcher’, so excited as I’ve glanced at numerous praise for the book.

Night for now,