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Lesson Learned

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In just the past four weeks, I’ve learned how to safely maneuver my way through dirt roads, gather a herd of horses, and live in a house with nine other people.  This week the daily lessons continued.

The Ultrasound

Cassie shows her daughter Ashleigh how to read the ultrasound that Doctor Bradfo

I had the pleasure of attending Cassie's final scheduled doctor's appointment before she gives birth to her and Jared's second son. I have never really been this involved in the birth of another person before, not even in my own family, so to be allowed in the doctor's office multiple times and know that Cassie felt pretty OK with me snapping pictures wherever I wanted really made me feel trusted as a journalist.

The Waiting Game

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The Starkel family is on baby alert. After spending Tuesday night at Mid-Valley Hospital, Cassie Starkel thought she would be giving birth the following morning. But it looks like baby Garryn isn't ready to make his debut to the world just yet. Cassie's doctor told her she could leave the hospital Wednesday morning after only dilating 1 centimeter. She's been told she needs to be 4 centimeters dilated to have a caesarean section.

Handing off the Camera

Photos by: Ashleigh and Katy
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