PETER — COMING HOME

PETER — COMING HOME

Me and Rachel spent most of our consultation talking about how unpredictable birth is and how her experiences tend to be a bit crazy. While I can deal with crazy, sometimes the best stories come when the dust settles and real life begins. Little man Peter’s birth was early and nuts so I gave a big heck yes to mama’s idea for a “coming home” video on the glorious day he was released from the NICU. Sister also got to meet this infamous sibling she’s been hearing so much about which was the best. Man I love what I do, in all it’s forms.

THE BIRTH OF MADDOCK

THE BIRTH OF MADDOCK

This little guy was so loved immediately, like most babes, but probably even more so because of all that firey red hair. Like I can’t even when babies come straight from womb to earth looking this good. It’s impossible for me to even roll out of bed in the morning with eyes this bright. You got lots of things going for you, Maddock, and seriously attractive baby status is definitely one of those things.

THE BIRTH OF ROLAND

THE BIRTH OF ROLAND

There are a million reasons to be excited about the Christmas season and getting to experience a birth with people like Stevi and Spencer was just the cherry on top. Roland’s birth day is full of those basics you need for good holiday cheer — family and friends who love you.

 

2016: a year in review

2016: a year in review

21 birth day parties: 14 boys and 7 girls. 15 hospital births, 3 out of hospital, and 2 c-sections.

I cut back in 2016. I wish I could tell you it was this super deliberate business decision but life ran us over a little (a lot) and by the grace of God, A Sacred Project took a bit of a backseat to survival. But you know what? What a gift these days were in hard times. I talk often about the light that birth shines in the darkness and the stories this year were a beaming ray of hope into a heavy and grim 2016. I am thankful for that. So thankful.

Like many of you, I’m shaking off the dust of the past and stepping into 2017 with fresh eyes and open hands. There are many stories on the books already and there are many that I won’t know about until later. I’m going to meet new faces and say hello to old friends, step foot into new territory, push myself creatively, and continuing loving and being obsessed with what I get to do for a living.

the birth of Jasper

the birth of Jasper

Oh this day was beyond sweet. After an entire month off call and almost drowning with personal life shenanigans, this slow and steady September birth was the medicine my soul needed. Jasper, thanks for having the most cool and chill and hilarious and kind parents ever. 

THE BIRTH OF ARCHER & ACETON

THE BIRTH OF ARCHER & ACETON

OOH TWINS.

With filming a twin birthing being on my bucket list, there were certainly high expectations that came along with meeting the Johns family. Life is life though and birth is birth so when mama got thrown with some twists and turns – way long labor, c-section, NICU stays, and more – it was quite the emotional roller coaster.

Change and all though, it was a sweet sweet story to tell. Part one is birth day (magical despite all the unplanned happenings) and part 2 picks up at their home the day after Archer came home to join his family from his NICU stay. Hey Danica, boy mom looks GOOD on you.