Jacob Hayes - Birth

I have known Jacob's parents for several years. His dad was a groomsman in our wedding! I was so excited that it was going to work for me to be able to drive down for his birth. They live about 2 hours away and I was so nervous that I might miss it. As soon as we knew that things were starting I went ahead and headed their way. It was such a fun day. There were grandmas, grandpas ,aunts, uncles, and cousins hanging out at the hospital. I love when babies are welcomed by a big extended family. This was my last baby of 2017 and it was the perfect way to end the year.


Lola Mae - Birth

August 1, 2016 was a day that I won't ever forget. I attended my first home birth. It was the most incredible experience. Kalynn sent me a text at 12:30 am, I was up and out the door in 15 minutes. I made it to Siloam by 2:45. Sweet miss Lola made her appearance at 5:37 am. Watching Kalynn labor was inspiring. I know that sounds crazy but she handled it so well. It was fun to get to watch a midwife in action as well. She was a great support. I feel like I learned so much about birth just by being there. Kalynn and Shawn had chosen to not find out what they were having before so it was so fun to watch Shawn deliver Lola and then announce that she was "another girl!" This is their 3rd girl and it was evident that he was head over heels for the newest Hansen lady. I can't thank them enough for letting me be the one to document this day!