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What I’m thankful for…

As my daughter and I wind down from what has been our best holiday season yet, I am reflecting on the year, and all it has brought. Two more babies born just last week {blog pics to update!}, and just in time for Christmas! What a wonderful gift; I cannot think of a more pleasurable way to wrap up what has been an amazing year of growth in my life. Enjoying all the little things, being thankful for what my daughter and I have, wondering what 2012 will bring, and looking forward to supporting many, many more women and their families. Since July of this year, I have supported ten women and families. Ten in six months; awe-inspiring! Not only have I been fortunate enough to support them from the few hours of labor, to the days of labor (six to be exact); reminding my client and her partner of the joyous end in sight… So far, I have been able to support all ten clients, at all ten births! Feels wonderful to be supported {and backed up} by some amazing doula sisters, but even more awesome to have that 100% track record to boot. 🙂 While I know my day will come that extra support will be necessary and needed, I can rest well knowing I’m in good doula hands.

One of my most favorite shots from my doula work this year; I actually come out from behind the lens from time to time. 🙂

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Introducing ::: Benjamin Bao!

This family has been enthusiastic from the first moment I met up with them. Welcoming me into their home, and sharing with me their wishes and desires for their child’s ideal birth. I would like to warmly congratulate the glowing first-time parents! I hope you enjoy these photo’s as much as I have editing each frame, and bringing me back to their birth time after time. On August 14th, at 7:27 am, Benjamin Bao was born. Weighing in at 7lbs and 2.8 ounces, 20 inches long!

Some classical music streaming to lighten the mood.

Some mommy and daddy skin to skin time!

More love from the proud papa…

Congratulations Lam and Azar!

~Melissa {© 2011 Melissa Thompson Photography}

::: 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

July fun!

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