Feet First!

Brenton Moses Woodard
Named in honor of his late grandpa, Brent Woodard


Weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 20.25 inches long

Born to Paul and Megan Woodard

9:53 Tuesday evening, August 22nd, 2017

Paul intended to catch his son himself, but Brent decided to plunge into life with his feet first
and his hands spread to the skies, so Grandma Kim and Aunt Hannah did the catching.


My second grandchild, born 23 years and one month after the birth of my second child.

Photographs by Grandma Kim and Aunt Hannah

Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife and Author

Books by Kim:

Homebirth: Safe & Sacred

Homebirth: Commonly Asked Questions

A Midwife in Amish Country: Celebrating God’s Gift of Life

Nourish + Thrive: Happy, Healthy Childbearing

One Little Life at a Time: Recommendations + Record Keeping for Aspiring Homebirth Midwives

11 thoughts on “Feet First!

  • Oh how beautiful these pictures are! You truly have the most sacred profession in the world, Kim. Thank you for all you do in helping new families to be born!

  • So very special. Can not believe Paul is a father! Wow time flies. Know Brent is there is spirit all the time and how perfect to have a namesake. Love reading your blog. Wish we could be there Saturday to celebrate. Sending our love!

    • Yes! I agree, though you can be sure we didn’t approach the endeavor lightly. Five days after my grandson backed into the world, we were faced with a surprise breech in labor. It was the woman’s fourth birth (fourth with us) and, though she was a well-established birther and completely dilated when her waters broke (that’s when we were finally able to accurately ascertain her baby’s position), things just weren’t ideal for a vaginal birth. We took her for a cesarean and brought her home with an 11 lb, 5 oz baby boy filling her arms!

  • Kim,Beautiful Child! I saw another little one sitting next to mom & dad with new baby. That older one who I saw on FB, isn’t Paul’s huh? Congrats to all the family! Dede Collind

    • Thanks, Dede. The photograph you saw on facebook was of my son and his new son and of my daughter and her daughter (the older child) and her unborn baby.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: