Monday, May 10, 2010

davis & co.

Sweet baby Sophia. She came to see me when she was a week old. And for a one week old, she was as alert as could be. Which is just how she entered this world, according to proud Mom and Dad. As the story goes, Christine was two weeks past her due date. So one Saturday morning in April, she woke up and poured herself a nice glass of Castor oil. That's right, Castor oil. And for the next 8 or 9 hours, she waited. Davis and Christine were planning on having Sophia at a birthing center near by, but by that afternoon, Sophia had other plans. And so, in their tiny apartment, with the help of their midwife and absolutely no drugs whatsoever (the birth was 100% au natural), Christine and Davis welcomed in to the world Sophia Grace. And upon leaving the world she had known for the last 9 months, and entering the new one that she will live in for the rest of her life, she simply looked around. She didn't cry, she didn't scream, she just observed. And aside from sleepy moments during our sessions, that's pretty much what she did for me, too. Sophia's parents are both musicians (Davis is a violin teacher, and Christine teaches piano), so it's safe to say that their little girl grow up in a home filled with calm (the three of them were so beautifully relaxed that day), love, and music. Davis, thanks so much for organizing the session. Christine, you are insanely strong! And Sophia, it was an honor. Welcome to the world, little one.

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