Mylo Penelope

Mylo’s family was such a joy to partner with.  Her mom stayed active throughout her pregnancy and was very diligent to eat healthy and nutritious food.  Taking good care of her body led to a very favorable labor and birth.   By the way, she’s an expert “hula hoop dancer” with such grace and ease that it is breathtaking to watch.  She is also a very calm mama and it was incredibly peaceful to be present at Mylo’s birth.  

Mylo entered this world at 1:35 a.m. on October 25, 2016.  She was born in her home, into the water of a birthing pool and was welcomed by her amazing mama, daddy and her grandmother. Mylo’s big brother slept through it all!  When he woke up, he had a new baby sister. What an adorable little baby girl!

Mylo weighed exactly 8 pounds and measured 21 inches tall.

She is her parent’s second child, first girl and their first HazelTree Baby.

Jacy Denay

Our HazelTree team bonded immediately with this family.  California natives, they were in Coeur d’Alene for dad’s summer job at Gozzer Ranch & Resort.  What originally started as simply filling in some prenatal visits, soon became a trusting friendship.  Out of this friendship and trust came the desire to remain here in North Idaho and give birth to their second daughter.

Sweet Jacy was born on September 6, 2016.  While the goal was a natural birth, it turned out to be a challenging labor.  She was born with the help of an amazing team at Kootenai Medical Center and Doctor Julie Meltzer.  What a little bundle of joy Jacy is.   

 

Jacy is the second child in her family and is adored by her parent’s and big sister.

Jacy weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces and measured 21 inches tall.

The HazelTree team is looking forward to seeing Jacy and her family this summer when they are back up in Coeur d’Alene!

Violet Whimsey

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With eighteen minutes into the new day, little Violet Whimsey made her arrival into this world.  Not knowing yet, her parents discovered that their third child would be a precious little girl.  Her name, Violet Whimsey brings the quality of being fantastic, playful and fanciful.  

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This matches the tone of the evening she was born, as it was certainly a captivating and whimsical birth.  It was a rather quiet and calm evening for a beautiful and memorable water birth, her mom and dad so close and eager to pour out all their love into their new little one. Sweet Violet has a big sister and big brother who are head over heals in love with her, and who are ready to show her the ropes of life.      

What a joy and delight to partner with Violet’s mom through the entire pregnancy!  Violet Whimsey was born on September 5, 2016 at 12:18 a.m.  She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and measured 19 inches tall.  She is her parent’s third baby, second girl and first HazelTree baby.  

Archer Valentino

 

Archer Valentino decided that it was time to begin the new week with his arrival.  His due date was July 4th, but Archer didn’t want any competition on his birthday, and without his mother’s permission he enjoyed womb-time for another week.

When Archer decided to come, there was no time for getting a music play list ready or for waiting around.  His mom and dad were ready and at 10:03 a.m. on July 11, 2016 he entered the world with strong, loud and healthy vocals.

He naturally stole his parents’ hearts, as well as his older sister’s, who will now have a little brother to play with and enjoy.

What a sweet bundle and a very loved gift! Archer weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches tall.  He is his parent’s second child, their first boy and their first HazelTree Baby.

 

 

 

Bowen Tobias

At 4:45am on July 20th, 2016, baby Bowen made his swift entrance into the world.  His dad won’t ever forget the early morning miracle of catching his son in his arms as the birth team raced to get there.  Bowen weighed 10 pounds and 6 ounces and measured 21.5 inches tall.  He is his parents third child and first HazelTree baby.  What a sweet addition to this wonderful family.    

Just as mama and Bowen were being tucked into bed for some special bonding time, our HazelTree team received a phone call from another mama who was in labor just down the block!  And so if nobody moves houses, Bowen will have a neighbor with exactly the same birthday he has.  How cool is that?  Never a dull moment for a midwife! 

Wesley David Allen

The HazelTree team was just up the street when we received the much anticipated phone call.  It was “go time” and little Wesley was ready for his big debut.  About four hours later, his parents were joyfully welcoming him into the world.  It was a brilliant morning and his parents were so proud!

Wesley was born on July 20th at 9:21am into his daddy’s arms.  His strong mama had a great labor and worked so hard.  He weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches tall.  If nobody moves houses, Wesley will have a neighbor with exactly the same birthday he has.

 

He is his parent’s second son and their second HazelTree Baby.

What a pleasure meeting this new little one and remembering his big brother’s birth from two years ago!

Anson Eugene James

Anson was bHome birth, waterbirth, natural childbirthorn 1/28/16 @ 6:15 p.m. in his mama’s bedroom.  She had the birth pool set up at the foot of her bed and with the help of her partner and birth team, she brought Anson into this magnificent world!  She labored strong and silently, never once letting the process of labor get away from her. 

There were several relatives waiting anxiously in the hallway but they were so quiet, we didn’t even know they were there.  That is….until after Anson was born, made a few little cries and Daddy exclaimed, “It’s a boy!”  That’s when we knew we had company as the Grammas and Aunties in the hallway let out a loud and resounding whoop.   It was so wonderful and funny that everyone in the birth room got a chuckle out of it!

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It was such a pleasure to be a part of this little family’s journey and to be with them as they greeted this gorgeous boy.