Yesterday my friend Brandy's third baby girl was born!
She arrived a couple of weeks early - she was originally due close to Christmas which is why they decided to call her Noel.
For the very first time ever, I got to see a baby being born!
Serenity came to our family when she was two months old so I wasn't lucky enough to witness her birth.
Noel Nichole's birth was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen and I cried the whole time she was entering this world.
Brandy was wonderful and Noel's birth was very short.
Afterwards I started snapping pictures and bragging non-stop about how beautiful she is to anybody who would listen!
Here's a few pictures I took yesterday, and the last one is from today once she arrived home.
"I wish you could've taken a picture of how the doctor got the baby out so I could see." - Serenity
Dr. Sanders delivers Noel and you can see Mommy Brandy in the mirror smiling at her new baby girl.
Daddy Coby cuts the umbilical cord.
Noel was covered with vernix.
It's a white cheesy-looking substance that does a lot of things including protecting the baby's skin.
I sound all knowledgeable, but I actually had to look that up!
Noel's birth was relatively easy and she didn't give Brandy any problems whatsoever!
She was in the birth canal for a very short period, so her beautiful head was perfectly round.
Here's the RN Kim stamping her tiny footprints.
She weighed in at 6 pounds and 5 ounces!
So perfect and beautiful!
Oh look at that pout!
Am I wrong to find this picture hilarious?!
She looks so wore out!
They are almost finished with her before swaddling and bringing her to Mommy.
She looks like she's saying, "No more, I'm done!"
All snuggled up next to Mommy.
Brandy's Mama was taking pictures throughout the delivery with her iPad 2.
The doctor thought we were very high tech!
Happy and home with her adoring Mommy, Daddy and two big Sisters.