An Anniversary

I was reminded this morning by a sweet friend that today was an anniversary for me – the first homebirth I attended and photographed.

It was exactly a year ago today my friend Jenny called and told me it was time to come. I was so excited, I said something stupid like, “Really?!” I’m still not sure why I asked that. As if she wouldn’t know that she was in labor with her third child, or that she would play that kind of joke. Thankfully she’s a gracious friend.

 

 

I learned so much from this birth. Women – including my beautiful friend – are powerful!

 

Birth isn’t an emergency. Sometimes, it’s even fun.

 

I got to see this midwife at work for the first time.  Little did I know I’d be so lucky to working with her a year later. She’s the best.

 

Birth is beautiful. The calmness, joy, and love I witnessed healed so many hurts I had from my own births. I will forever be grateful to this family for allowing me to learn this with them.

 

The adorable babies? Are just the icing on the cake.

 

Happy Birthday to baby Robert. Happy birthing-day to my dear friend Jenny.

 

And happy anniversary to me.

 

 

The Hope Warrior

 

There were many firsts for me at this birth – my first time attending a first-time mom, and my first time at a birth where the gender was a surprise! It made for much joy to see a sweet couple become a family.

Welcome earthside, Baby Liza!

A Timid Hello

I have decided to start a blog.

 

Actually, I decided to start one a long, long time ago. I’ve flirted with this idea for years, but never gathered up the courage. I’m not sure exactly what tipped me over the edge and gave me the confidence to start now. Perhaps the beautiful and supportive circle of women I’ve befriended? The knowledge and faith I’ve been learning to place in myself in my new role as a midwife apprentice? Or maybe just because I vainly wanted a place to show off the delicious bellies and babies I’ve had the absolute pleasure to photograph? All sounded like lovely reasons to me, so here we are.

 

I’m not sure where this website will go, but hopefully you will enjoy discovering that with me along the way.

 

– Jenn