Mazie || A Birth Story

Hi, my name is Love, I’m the owner here at Gra Photography, and I officially have baby fever.

Again.

But, how can I help myself when I get to see the squishy new faces of babies being born? Oh, my, goodness, there’s just nothing quite like being present for the birth of a new human being to get your hormones kicking into overdrive and your biological clock reminding you time is almost out. Brandon told me if I went to this birth I was going to come home and want another baby. I laughed at him. You see, Darwin just turned one, and I’m okay with him being our last. But, once again, my husband was right. Don’t tell him!

I’m so glad Meghan trusted me to document her daughter’s birth story. It’s such an intimate moment, giving birth. Your body is never more vulnerable than it is in preparation to push out a child. There are tears and laughter, pain and more happiness than you could imagine. Whispers of encouragement, and hand holding, screams, grunts, and then a baby wail. That precious first noise made by your child is one of the most amazing moments in life.

When I arrived at Meghan’s hospital room, she was ready to push. Though they called me at 7 cm, and it only took me a half hour to arrive, her body had done this before and knew exactly where this was going. She was ready, and if not for her epidural, probably would have had Mazie before I arrived. I grabbed a few labor shots as we waited for her doctor to deliver her daughter, and then it was time. Her husband held her hand and her leg, a constant presence by her side as they prepared for their little girl. And then, three pushes and there she was. A beautiful little girl. Absolutely perfect in every way. Wide wondrous eyes, ten tiny toes, and a head of hair.

Thank you Meghan, for allowing me to document your birth story. Mazie is strong and healthy, and stunning.

  1. Grandma Shorter

    January 12th, 2018 at 11:37 am

    This is so beautiful.
    It’s all there, anticipation, determination, relationship, love, passion, pain, joy, the past, the present, the future, life.
    Thank you God for life.

  2. Cassie

    January 12th, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    These are so beautiful and show so much emotion!!! What a beautiful baby girl!!!

    Congrats to the new mom and dad!!

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