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Janelle + Josh // the birth of briggs michael miller at st john westshore hospital

Janelle + Josh // the birth of briggs michael miller at st john westshore hospital

After forty-eight long intense hours Janelle and Josh welcomed Briggs Michael Miller into this world.

Born at 11:55pm on 12/20/2014 Briggs weighs 8lb 2oz and is 20 inches long. 

The birth story, straight from Janelle:

"So, it's been a very eventful 2 days. Here's what we've been up to in case anyone wondered what the heck happened to us:

My water broke at 12:30am on Thursday. I started having consistent contractions right away and planned to labor at home as long as possible. However, I wasn't progressing to active labor so we headed to the hospital at 12:30am on Friday. I'll share all of the details eventually, but long story short - I planned to have a completely natural and uneventful labor and birth (ha), and ultimately ended up having Pitocin administered and gradually increased (to a quite high dose) and laboring (including pushing) for 48 hours unmedicated until we all decided a c-section was the best route because baby boy was just too big to come out. We then ended up having an issue in the operating room and I had to go completely under at a moment's notice, so neither Josh or I got to witness the birth of our son.

SO! It was a crazy few days and pretty much nothing went as I had hoped or planned, but I'm still SO grateful for this whole experience and am happy to report that we're now proud parents to the most precious, amazing little boy just in time for Christmas.

Drumroll please...Introducing Briggs Michael Miller - born on 12/20/14 at 11:55pm, weighing in at 8 lbs 2 oz and measuring 20 inches long. We're all happy and healthy and recovering (albeit exhausted) and we couldn't be more excited!! We're totally in love with this dude. (And I just have to sneak this in there Josh Miller is the most amazing husband on the planet. I could not have survived this experience without him and he was the most amazing partner to have by my side. And he's the cutest dad ever, no?)"

Just Fine

Just Fine

Slow it down, take it all in. Ev.ry.thing will be just fine.  

Lake Erie Frozen
Lake Erie Frozen
Lake Erie Frozen
Lake Erie Frozen
Lake Erie Frozen
Lake Erie Frozen
Lake Erie Frozen

Sandy

Sandy

Hurricane Sandy brought her far reaching havoc to the shores of Lake Erie, with her howling winds spewing gnarly waves.

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Powerful water - Hurricane Sandy in Cleveland Lake Erie
Hurricane Sandy in Cleveland Lake Erie
Hurricane Sandy in Cleveland Lake Erie

Super Moon

Super Moon

Took a few shots of the #SuperMoon tonight. If you haven't already be sure to watch The Pale Blue Dot. It's a great reminder that "the earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena."

Transient

The Jimmy Lee Project

The Jimmy Lee Project

On March 2nd, 2011 Angie's cousin, James Lee Gruhlkey, tragically took his own life at the young age of 24, ending a long battle with bipolar disorder. On what would have been his wedding day family and friends came together in support of The Jimmy Lee Project. This project was created so that loved ones can honor him, raise awareness about diagnosis and treatment of mental health diseases, and also to raise money to support local non-profit mental health organizations. If you or anyone you know battles with such things, please seek help. 

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The photos for this fundraiser and benefit were taken at the B & O Banquet Station in Youngstown, Ohio.