The Birth of Eli Dale

 

<>The Birth of Eli Dale<>

This "birth" shoot was a little bit different.  Eli was born via Cesarean section early Monday morning, and I was there to document those first few precious hours after his delivery.  

Eli weighed in at 5lbs, 15oz-quite a difference from his older brother who was almost 9 lbs!  I just love all the surprises that come with new life.  

The hospital staff was kind enough to let me in the nursery to photograph his first bath and his measurements.  It was a joy to watch his parents beam over his every little detail.  

Also, can I just mention what a trooper mom is?  Not only did she deliver, for the 2nd time, via c-section-but she also has a broken leg.  A BROKEN LEG.  If you think of it, say a little prayer and send her some good thoughts as she recovers!

Congratulations Lee, Karen, & Caleb on the birth of baby brother!

Eli Dale Peterson
5lbs, 15oz-19 inches
born at 7:58, December 30th

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