Thursday, August 29, 2019

Welcoming baby Luna

On Aug. 7 at 1:48 a.m., Luna Rivera, weighing 7.2 pounds, arrived in a water bath birth at her parent's home on Third Street.

She was greeted by her mother, Juana Rivera, 33, and father, Edward Rivera, 34. She joins siblings Edward Rivera, Jr., 6, and Rex Rivera, 3.

All three of the Rivera children were birthed at home under the guidance of East Village-based midwife Cara Muhlhahn. (You may have read about her here or here.)

EVG contributor Stacie Joy was at the Rivera house in the days after Luna's birth. Stacie shared these photos — with the Rivera's permission — of Baby Luna's first few days at home.

[With Juana]

[With Edward]

[With Edward Jr.]

[With Rex]

[The grandfather, Eduardo Rivera]

[Cara the midwife with Juana]


Anonymous said...

congratulations to the entire Rivera family

stephen b said...

a most wonderful photo essay brings this family to life

Anonymous said...

love you all
please stay in the ev

we need more beautiful families

Downtowner said...

what a great positive story. and really cool these kids are truly neighborhood kids. born right on the block.