Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Arthur JuVentine Gutierrez

The "pink room" at the birth center welcomed it's second baby of the day! Arthur JuVentine Gutierrez was born to Amanda Archuleta and "Juvi" Gutierrez tonight at 9:09 pm. He weighed a perfect 7 lbs 5 ozs. Juvi says, "Damn! It's a miracle!"

Sebastian Tomas Abran Chavez

Sebastian Tomas Abran finally met his parents Carla and David Chavez along with his two older sisters, Aurelia and Natalia. He was born at 4:34 this morning, weighing in at 7 lb 1 oz. When asked what they thought about their new brother, Natalia replied, "He has very small fingers." Aurelia chimed in, "Now my nana has a grandson!"

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Naya Vida Rose Little

Naya Vida Rose Little weighed 5 lbs 12.5 oz. and was born on January 23rd at 1:44 pm to Yamuna and Carlos.

Lucia Anita Quirk

Lucia Anita Quirk was born Jan 21 at 8:45 am. "Little Lucy is such a delight!" her mom Kirsten Main exclaims. Lucy weighed exactly 7 lbs and was welcomed by her mom and dad Kirsten and Doug.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Zahra Bella Gottschau

Baby girl Zahra Bella Gottschau was born bottom first with Dr. Leeman (read his article about breech) at 4:42 am on January 14th 2008. Because Midwives in New Mexico are not licensed to deliver breech babies out of hospital, Prarie Rose Gottschau chose to pursue a natural birth down in Albuquerque. After a beautiful labor, Zhara and her mom shared an ecstatic birth and first glance. Looking back, Prarie Rose says "every moment was wonderful and all I see is light. I want every woman to know they have this opportunity."

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Javier Fierro Romero

Karla Romero birthed her beautiful son with courage and determination January 14th, 2008 at 4:05 pm. Javier Fierro Romero weighed in at 6 lbs 13 ounces. He is joining his papa Javier Fiero and older sister Cristina - age 2.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Karissa Winters

Marsha was at the birth center a total of 7 minutes before Karissa Winters, 7 lbs 6.5 ozs was born in the water at 2:04 pm. Older sister Kayleigh exclaimed, "This is cool!" as her sister was being born. Karissa is welcomed by Marsha Thesen-Winters and Kenleigh Winters. Kenleigh says, "It would have easily taken twice as long at the hospital."

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sacha Rain Conant

We are profoundly happy to share the news that Sacha Rain Conant was born at her home in Berkeley on the last day of 2007, December 31st, at 4:30 in the morning. Kristen labored at home with fierce beauty and determination for 14 hours with the support of our midwives and friends, and towards dawn Sacha was born under water in a tub we’d set up in the kitchen. When she came up for her first breath, her eyes opened wide and she looked around and soon started chattering away, seeming very happy to have arrived. (Written by Kristen's husband Jeff!)

Monday, January 7, 2008

Andrea Lynn Suazo

Amanda Suazo gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this morning, January 7th, 2008 at 8:56 am. Andrea Lynn weighed 8 lbs 5 ozs, had a full head of hair and was admired by her two older sisters Melina, age 8, and Heaven, age 5.  The proud papa, Jay Suazo, couldn't stop grinning.  "She was quite a surprise," said Amanda, "We were expecting a boy!"

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Alekzander Apollo Knight

Meisha Cantu and Jonathan Knight welcomed Alekzander Apollo Knight, 6lbs 5.9 ozs January 2nd at 11:18 pm. Jonathan says, "God is good!"