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Hello and welcome to the Life Iz blog. Since I just recently discovered what a blog actually is and how it all works, we are going to learn together! It will be something like this: a fun place to see some of our favorite images from our most recent sessions and get ideas for your own; a place to share our favorite finds for mommies, daddies and children; a place where you can get to know me and the Life Iz staff; and a place to share what I've learned during my first years as a parent because maybe it will be helpful for all of you, or maybe it will just make you laugh and remember... and be easier on yourself. Love, Liz

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Eli's Birth

I told you there you would be more photos from Eli’s first day of life and here they are finally!

My son, Elijah Wolf Schneggenburger, was born into a room filled with laughter and tears of joy, surrounded by loved ones on May 30th 2008 at 10:20am. It was quite a party! By my side was my loving husband Marty, my strong, supportive mom, and my voice of encouragement (and DJ), my sister, Danielle. Dr. Dad was brave enough to stay in the room and watch his grandson be born. Friends, Fanny, Becky and Shayna huddled together and witnessed everything with excitement, awe, and a touch of fear.

Oh yes, and I can’t forget my wonderful birth photographer and friend Stephanie, who was there to capture these beautiful images…I only wish someone had taken a photo of her too!

Maybe this is why Eli already loves a good party with lots of smiling faces around him and good tunes playing in the background.

Other than being my birth doula, my sister also was a great birthroom DJ, playing tunes from her iPhone to keep things light and happy.
She even played “Push It” by Salt n’ Pepa. You can’t take birthing babies too seriously when you hear that. I was a few weeks past my due date so friends were anxious.

Good family friend and Doctor, Randy Harris, took good care of me and E.

Moments after he was delivered, Eli already has a lot to say.

Eli was very alert, with his eyes wide open to take it all in. He is still this way. I often find myself saying to him, “You don’t have to take the whole world in by today. You’ve got time little man.”

1 comment:

amy said...

Eli is beautiful! Just checking to see how things went. So happy for you!