Finley Harper - Birth

Finley's story starts a little earlier than most births. She wasn't growing well so the decision was made to induce mama at 35 weeks and 3 days. She was measuring very small and it was decided that she needed to be delivered to ensure a healthy baby and mama. Mama went in the evening before and things really got started at 7:00 am on April 6, 2017. The pitocin was started and mama was 1cm and 60% effaced. Finley was born at 9:54 am. It was fast and furious! In fact, it was so fast that the nurse wasn't even in the room as she crowned. Grandma was holding her head as a nurse ran in and finished the delivery. She didn't even have time to put gloves on! She started crying immediately and it was the best sound. She is a strong little girl. She weighed 3 lbs 6 oz and was 16 inches in length. She is tiny but is most definitely a fighter. It was such a privilege to be asked to document this day. 


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! 

Wyatt Raymond - Birth Story

Wyatt was my first birth story to document. That alone should be enough to ensure that I won't ever forget it. There is another reason I won't forget it. His mama is my cousin! She took a chance and let me be there for her birth. I will be forever grateful. 

Wyatt's birth was full of surprise and emotion. After laboring for quite a while, it was determined that for him to arrive safely he would need to be delivered via c-section. Mama was so very brave and before she knew it, she was holding her sweet boy.