Andrew Lee Simpkins was born at 12:13pm (MDT) on 28 April 2011. He weighed in at 8lbs 2oz, and measured 20-3/4" long. He was birthed at Mountain Midwifery Center - Colorado's only freestanding birth center - with an all natural, intervention- and drug-free birth. The birth was attended by midwives Laura, Tiffany, and Cassie (ultimately caught by Cassie), nurse Kate, and doula Jessica. The proud mama labored for 15 hours, but only pushed for 35 minutes, in spite of the fact that he came out with one hand by his head. The proud papa was the best birth partner, labor coach, and new dad that mama could ever ask for.
Laboring in the tub -- finally past 5cm
Pushing, with support from Travis and doula Jessica
First family portrait
cutting the cord
with Nurse Kate
We had packed clothes for about 50 degree weather and it was 85 degrees!