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Yearly Archives: 2009

2009 End of Year Slideshow {DFW Birth Photography}

2009 has been such an incredible year for me! 
 
The 1st blessing is that I was even able to continue doing this even though my own little Eden was born in late 2008.   We made it through her entire 1st year though and one of the biggest things that I was worried about ~ having enough breastmilk frozen and stored for when I am at births ~ turned out to be a non-issue.  I pumped and pumped and pumped and we never ran out.  I was even able to donate about 100 ounces of it, which is something I am really proud of.
 
Aside from that I photographed some *amazing* births during the past 12 months!  There was the 1st UC I attended early this year that will forever have me thanking HER for asking me to be there; the very emotional, excited and teary daddy and extended family at a birth in late May; the “extreme waterbirth” in September and the truly ecstatic birth of a baby girl in October.  I don’t think I have ever seen every single person at a birth, including the midwives, be so giddy afterward!  These are just a few quick highlights of course, every birth is a miracle and I have special memories from each of them.
 
I also want to quickly mention that I have photographed several VBACs throughout the year and I am always thrilled when I get the opportunity to do so, since I have had 3 myself and also because they aren’t really as “common” as what I normally do.    I went into the operating room with a few mommies when their births didn’t go like they had hoped as well.  Something else that was different ~ I saw a big, honkin’ 11 lb 8 oz baby named Ruby be born at home, but for some reason her mom told me she didn’t want to win the award for “Biggest Baby Lynsey Has Seen Born.”  I can’t for the life of me understand why though???  :-)
 
I have seen some very expressive older siblings with very interesting observations about birth and/or their new baby brothers/sisters.  “She looks like a mad little toad!” comes to mind (from a 5 year old after the birth of her baby sister), along with “It’s not that bad, it just looks like a patty!”  from an 11 year old about his baby sisters placenta! 

The best comments really do come from the parents though…  There was “I don’t know.  Just do something.  Look normal.” from one mommy and “So that’s what they look like!” from another when looking at her first baby boy after two daughters.  :-)  And from the dads “If you could just let me know when you’re about to take the picture…I’d like to flex” and “Is that an oxygen tank?  That’s for the dad, isn’t it?”  Incidentally that last comment was made by the father of the “extreme waterbirth” baby mentioned above, if that tells you anything.  Ha ha!
 
I had my first repeat clients this year and am looking forward to many more in 2010.
 
I met a ton of new families and made some great friends (hello Wednesday playgroup!)
 
Before I stop going on and on and post the slideshow link I just want to thank all of my clients, my friends and the midwives for their support and referrals even during the summer when I was dealing with a challenge.  I appreciate all of you and know that it is because of YOU that I am able to do this!  2009 has been very busy and successful and I am looking forward to an even busier and more successful 2010.
 
To those of you who invite me in to one of the most important days of your life and those of you who are generous enough to give out my name and website, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
 
Finally, if you would like to view the 2009 “Best Of” Slideshow you can do so by clicking *here*.  I hope you enjoy it. 

Everyone also needs to remember to join my Facebook Fan Page ~ it’s just one more way to keep up with all the beautiful babies that I get to photograph and I am greatly enjoying having it!

Love,
Lynsey S.

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Ruby {Mansfield Birth Photography}

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This little family is one that I have known for awhile now…  I was lucky enough to photograph their 1st daughters birth almost 2 years ago and her delivery will always be really special to me because it happened *right after* I found out that I was pregnant with my little Eden!  In fact, Robin and Ray found out I was going to have a 4th baby before my husband did! 

Yesterday their 2nd daughter was born, and though I regretfully don’t have any big news to share about my own family this time, this birth and this baby will always be very special too.  The birth was exciting, action packed and full of firsts for me and the baby was gigantic (11 lbs 8 ounces), very resiliant and very hungry.  :-)

Congrats again Robin!  I am so, so, so proud of you!

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Nicolas {Fort Worth Birth Photography}

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This was an extra helpful daddy!  Not only did he catch his baby boy, he also helped chart the newborn exam!

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Madelyn {Arlington Birth Photography}

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Baby V {Arlington Birth Photography}

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This is one of my repeat mamas and I have been *greatly* anticipating this birth because it was a planned VBAC after an unexpected cesarean with their 1st little one.  Last night she had her VBAC ~ at home in the water! 

Esther, I love you and I am so happy for you!  You are so precious.

Favorite quote from this birth: “I’m a VBAC mama…and you’re a VBAC daddy!”

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Madyson {Fort Worth Birth Photography}

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Baby W {Fort Worth Birth Photography}

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the newborn exam…  healthy 8 lb little boy, much smaller than moms previous 11 lb baby!

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Become a fan!

I wanted to remind everyone to become a fan of Lynsey Stone Birth Photography on Facebook *here*   

There are 5 albums and over 200 images that might not have made it onto this blog-site or the old blog!

Enjoy!

Lynsey S.

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My little Eden…

November has been a busy month for me so far!   We had a birthday of our own in my family ~ my little Eden turned one year old this past weekend!  

I don’t share much about my children here, but I do want to say that Eden has been a very special blessing from the moment I knew she was with me.   I had a wonderful pregnancy, a beautiful waterbirth with two fantastic midwives and an amazing year with this little girl.  

Her favorite games are peek a boo and walking around with something (a hand towel, cloth diaper, any article of clothing) over her head and covering her eyes, her favorite person is her daddy and her favorite food is *still* anything that doesn’t eat her first. 

Here she is at about 1-2 weeks old…

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at 6 months…

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and on her birthday eating her Hummingbird Cake!

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This cake is very special to me because my 2 older daughters helped make it with a friend when I was in labor with Eden.   We also didn’t arrive at the birth center until about 54 minutes before she was born because I was so concerned about having this birthday cake with us!  :-) 

I love it and want to share the recipe with you all…

The Cake:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple, well drained
1 cup chopped pecans 

Cream Cheese Frosting:

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon together into mixing bowl several times. Add eggs and oil to the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until ingredients are moistened. Stir in vanilla, pineapple and 1 cup pecans.  Spoon the batter into 3 well-greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes,or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
Combine cream cheese and butter; cream until smooth. Add powdered sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.

Frost the tops of all 3 layers, stack and then frost sides. Sprinkle top evenly with the 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans.

Lynsey S.

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Gabe {Mansfield Birth Photography}

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