THE BIRTH OF MAXIMUS

THE BIRTH OF MAXIMUS

This warrior mama laughed through and gracefully conquered bringing her first born earthside, and a lot quicker than we all imagined!

You guys, you can’t put a price on a visit from magical chiropractors during labor. Amen? Amen.

THE BIRTH OF DRESDEN

THE BIRTH OF DRESDEN

This was probably my most anticipated birth of the year and not just because they’re one of my favorite families to hang with, but because this kid took his ever loving sweet time. Doctor was concerned, at one point, that little guy would want a birthday party before 37 weeks. I left town, had multiple backups covering just in case, multiple nights where we all thought SURELY this is the real thing. Dresden, you silly boy. Over his due date by 3 days and the waiting was finally finally finally over.

 

the birth of Griffin

the birth of Griffin

Oh the things I could say about this night/day.

It was love at first meeting (client-photographer edition) with these two. I adored every second of our coffee date so I had high expectations for birth day. Crystal was all sorts of mama powerful as she worked to bring sweet Griffin into the world. Things didn’t go 100% as planned but at the end of the day, there was love spilling over and we were all grateful.

the birth of Jameson

the birth of Jameson

It’s been the year of incredibly fast babies.

These first time mamas that are straight up naturals have been the norm and while it makes for a higher speeding ticket chance for me and some sad feels because I walk in right after the action, everyone is happy and healthy and glad the hard part and waiting is over.

the birth of Claire

the birth of Claire

May 27th, y’all.

I spent the night texting two laboring mamas on and off, the stormy morning hours with one lucky family, took a Chipotle and soy chai break on my drive across Dallas, and ended the evening with the Wilkinson clan.

And even though I was exhausted, watching Leia handle birth like a boss gave me all the good feels and energy I needed for a job well done. Plus, the warmth and comfort in that room was tangible — she was surrounded by the best. And by the best, I mean they bought me Chick-fil-a and we joked about inappropriate things and I just really hope they have more babies.

the birth of Eloise

the birth of Eloise

This day held surprises for so many people. With baby E making her appearance a couple of weeks early and on the same day as a previously scheduled induction, it made for a double header Thursday I’ll never forget.

This birth was made just perfect with morning thunderstorms (my favorite), natural light, a gorgeous family, and absolutely perfect timing. Isn’t it great when babies cooperate? I mean, so great.