Steemit Photo Challenge #19 - Human Body - My Entry No. 1: First BreathssteemCreated with Sketch.


This Divine Being was born at home in our bathtub.  

She made her entry into her daddy's arms.

Just feel how peaceful this child is, born into the arms of love!

These were the moments of her first breath on this planet.



I'm so blessed to have been witness to such a miracle.

I perched with my camera along side the tub with this baby's older sister (then about 2) cradled in my arms, feeling her curious awareness and concern for her mother as she went through contractions in a warm bath with @quinneaker at her side.  QiQi would bury her face in my neck when it felt intense, and would get face to face with her mommy (@inokalrutz) between contractions receiving Inok's reassuring words of well-being.

As well as holding QiQi through these intense moments, I also held my camera, shooting hundreds of pictures of these indescribable times.  (Perhaps one day I will make a post about it all!)  With QiQi clinging on and wrapped in my warm embrace, we positioned ourselves to see and capture some astounding moments.

New life!!

Truly a miracle!


Taken with my Canon T2i

Tamron Lens

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I cannot imagine anything more pure and emotionally inspiring than this. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for those who embrace natural birth with such grace.

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I am EVER blessed for the part I have been able to play in this experience. The child in the photos is child no. two. Child number three was born here: https://steemit.com/travel/@kotamdickson/my-epic-journey-to-and-through-ecuador-part-3

That is super awesome. I was with my Mom at home when she gave birth to 3 of my younger siblings. This is a winner in my book.

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No wonder you're so awesome @gringalicious! Being present with Divinity in action is incredibly powerful. Thanks for your comment. I smile!

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My youngest sibling, my Mom delivered by herself. My Dad was there, but she did it all. The mid-wife didn't show up until 2 hours later.

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It's amazing -- this life! I love that women are beginning to believe in themselves again--to know childbirth is a natural process and tuning into one's own body can make all the difference in the world.

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My Dad always says, "Since when did pregnancy become an illness?"

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Bingo! Seems like your parents are on it!!

Oh wow ! Thats beautiful ! When was it taken ? And what an awesome moment to capture ! Thanks for shareing it with us! Looks like a winner to me ! An easy upvote and reblog ! Steem on ! ♨👍😉♨

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I was present for this birth and this is but one of the many many photos of her entry--the most tangible and "appropriate" one to share. Thanks for the love!

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Thats great ! How old is the child in photo now !? 💙💕💞💕

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She is now 3.

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Wow ! Thats awesome they grow up so fast ! Before you know it there leaving home and getting married and having their own children! Full Circle of life ! Such precious memories ! Thanks for replying back ! ♨💙💕♨

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Yes they do, in a blink of an eye!

Welcome aboard, Sweetheart :)

One of the miracles is what is going on in this picture. That baby needs exactly what is happening here, not a forced first bath, to wash off the colors of coming into this world, before the welcoming embraces. That's how US hospitals do it. This is exponentially better.
Well done.

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This was truly miraculous to witness the peace and serenity of being cradled in love. No fluorescent lights, no monitors, forceps, speculums, drugs, strangers or interference.. I agree with you wholeheartedly. This feels exponentially better!

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U know. It's so amazing to see natural perfection. This scene is a prime example as was Qinokus and yet they were very different.
Love to be able to share such raw potential or as you so profoundly spoke"miracle".
Life is a miracle~*~

A baby was just born in a bathtub next door right before Thanksgiving!

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So peaceful to be at home with the ones who love you the most. No better way to enter the world, in my opinion.

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The water can help too!

That baby was born on the same day, just two years after our last one, at home, and in water, just like our last one!

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Wow! AMAZING! Funny how things just are--so perfect!

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It sure was interesting!

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ITS ALIVE! I mean...this baby is a miracle.

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More than you know!! Great expression!

The child is a gift...

I was at my friends, she gave birth to a little girl and I was the first to hold her it was amazing

this is awesome, entry to daddys loving arms it's a perfect way to come in to this world. this photo brings me a lot of pleasant memories about my children's birth, makes me smile. thanks so much for sharing @everlove

so gorgeos, I am happy to know how it feels, to get your baby in your arms :)

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It is a beyond believable and describable. Pictures say so much, but truly there is nothing like the present moment. Thank you for feeling it!

Thats perfect i think thats a winner in every way

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Thank you. So is this child! One of my very favorite beings on the whole planet.

Really sensational - I get electricity all through my body looking at this gorgeous image! Glorious and incredible. Thank you for sharing @everlove!

As a photo, I love the framing and the simple tones - daddy @quinneaker's skin, her dark hair, and the white vernix. I love that she is safely cradled in his supportive hands; she's the subject but she is totally surrounded by daddy. This is an epic shot of a truly miraculous moment!

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Sara, so grateful you can not only see but feel the beauty in this image. This was a miraculous moment--the picture pales in comparison to the unveiling of life itself. True beauty, in so many ways!

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It gives this photo depth and resonance.

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@everlove Totally off-subject from this particularly beautiful photograph and story you have shared with us here, our conversation yesterday, and your posts about art and community in general have inspired me to finally share some of my non-musical artistic creations on Steemit in my most recent blog post. Would love any and all feedback from you if you have time. Thank you for all you do. Jah bless.

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I happened upon your post and am excited to come back and visit it again. So grateful to connect with you. Blessings keep flowing in abundance!

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Oh oh oh -- thank you!!!

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What a beutiful photo @everlove Thanks for sharing ;)

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I appreciate your appreciation @anahilarski!

Beautiful Story and great picture!

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Incredible times of magnificence to share. Thanks for your comment @magdalenairving.

This is the beautiful miracle of life and the universe. All together on the same amazing journey! Thanks to share this moment @everlove! (;

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It is indeed my pleasure and and incredible bonus when appreciated. Thank you for being here and sharing this journey with me @lordemau.

Beautiful. I was the first (after his mother) to hold My second grandson Jacob. What an awesome experience.

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Priceless, right? Love it! Thanks for sharing.