When I found out that our friends from college were pregnant with their second precious little bundle, I so wanted to be there for them. I love birth photography. Love it. There’s something so raw and beautiful about it. And a loving homebirth? So much better.
So when I got a text from A early in the morning of the 27th I was super excited! It was past her guess date, and she was so ready to be holding her tiny baby girl. She kept me updated that morning, and I let my sitter know. When I got a text that she was at 5cm, to call the sitter, I did right away! My sitter took a little longer to get here then I expected, and by the time I left almost 40 minutes later I texted A’s doula that I was on my way. And she responded “she’s already here!”
I was flabbergasted. 5 cm to birth in under 40 minutes. Amazing. But I went anyway and got some precious moments from the morning following the perfect homebirth. I’m going back this week to get some sweet newborn loveliness too.
Did I mention it was arbor day? With the cherries in bloom I went down to Squalicum Harbor on my way home and took this last photo. Her middle name is Harbor Joy, couldn’t be more perfect.