Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Our new arrival

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

He's here!

First family portrait

cutting the cord

with Nurse Kate

Getting measured

We had packed clothes for about 50 degree weather and it was 85 degrees!

Birth story and many more pictures coming soon...


  1. Amy,
    Such beautiful pictures and such a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Yeah!!!!! So proud of you guys! Welcome to the world sweet Andrew! <3