2015: a year in review

2015: a year in review

I’m all cheesy smiles & teary eyes today. The new year feels get me every time but I can honestly say that after looking back over the year, it’s been one of the best yet with ASP.

15 girls. 9 boys. 6 mamas decided to keep the gender a secret until delivery, which is always the most fun.

5 c-sections. 4 home births. 4 birth center births. 11 hospital births.

I was at my first birth of the year on New Year’s day and spent half of my anniversary with a great family welcoming their first little guy. I spent an early morning driving from downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas for a back-to-back birth marathon with a perfectly-timed stop at Whole Foods in between. I learned the value of keeping protein-rich snacks in my go bag because hangry is a real thing, people. I drove hundreds of miles all over the metroplex and spent intimate, precious, sacred time with 24 wonderful families.

Thank you, to everyone who makes this possible – my clients who let me tell these stories,┬áthe encouragement, the sharing, the patience, and all the love. I couldn’t do this without of you so thank you thank you thank you.

Here’s to the best 2016 full of babies and great stories!

the birth of Emma

the birth of Emma

It’s been the season of repeat mamas and I’m not complaining one bit. Christine was determined to own this second babe’s birth day after her previous c-section and man, did she o-w-n it.

After the snow storm and frigid weather during Emma’s birthday week, we were all cozy and there were laughs, snuggles, and lots and lots of new love for this little gal.

the birth of Crixus

the birth of Crixus

VBACs are just flat out incredible. They are stories of determination, trust, and hard, hard work. Kristin displayed all of these and more just beautifully making Crixus’ birth one of my favorite VBACs to date.

A love this powerful and fought for is contagious.