Welcome to the World: Alexander Edison Shih

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in .Little ones., Lifestyle | 4 Comments

On March 20, 2010 at around 5:45pm, Alexander Edison entered our world! My 1st cousin, Rachel gave birth to him at the  St. Joseph of Orange Hospital and I was fortunate to witness this miricle of life. Of course I couldn’t resist bringing my camera! It’s my way of telling Alex (he may go by Xander, btw) that he better get used to my camera! He came out wailing with the cutest cry ever. He was a little guy– only 20″ and 6lbs and 1oz.

Congratulations to my cousins Rachel & Eddie and their 2 year old daughter, Claire, for their newest addition to their family! I am so excited to capture him at 11 days old in just a few days.

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The IV is in.

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Rachel was very happy that her epidural was working! It was almost time to push and she didn't feel a thing.

Eddie wasn't feeling great. Rachel who was in labor seemed to be doing better!

Eddie wasn't feeling great. Rachel, who was in labor, seemed to be doing better!

Here's my wonderful Aunt Linda. She is anxiously awaiting for her new grandson to arrive!

Here's my wonderful Aunt Linda. She is anxiously awaiting for her new grandson to arrive!

Rachel's breathing some extra oxygen for the baby.

Rachel's breathing some extra oxygen for the baby.

Welcome Alexander Edison!!!! 6lbs 1 oz and 20" long.

Welcome Alexander Edison!!!! 6lbs 1 oz and 20" long.

Doctor at work while new mommy Rachel holds Alexander for her first time.

Daddy Eddie cuts the umbilical cord.

Umbilical cord has been cut. Just a little blood.

Umbilical cord has been cut. Just a little blood.

Not happy here!
Not too happy here.
First check-up

First Check-up.

Baby's first shot.

Baby's first shot.

Proud Daddy, Eddie, capturing motion footage of his first son's arrival.

Proud Daddy, Eddie, capturing motion footage of his first son's arrival.

Mommy and Baby.

Mommy and Baby.

LOVE!

LOVE!

Peace.

Peace.

Does he look like an Alex or Xander? :)

Does he look like an Alex or Xander? 🙂

Getting weighed in at 20 ounces.

Getting weighed in at 20 ounces.

Finished getting weighed in here.

Finished getting weighed in here.

First diaper.

First diaper.

Trying to sleep...

Trying to sleep…

Grandma (aka MiMa) holding baby Alexander.

Grandma (aka MiMa) holding baby Alexander.

MiMa and Alexander.

MiMa and Alexander.

Good heartbeat...

Good heartbeat…

Sleeeeeeeeepy....

Sleeeeeeeeepy….

AWAKE!

AWAKE!

4 Comments

  1. Linda Sacks
    March 30, 2010

    An awesome moment beautifully photographed!

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  2. Anna
    March 30, 2010

    He is so cute! I can’t wait to meet him next month! Great job capturing these amazing moments Nicole!

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  3. Maggi
    March 30, 2010

    Nicole, you captured birth with incredible detail and loving care-keeping the reality intact.

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  4. Janice
    April 18, 2010

    Wow, I almost feel like I was there. Great job. Beautiful photos.

    Reply

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