This is only the second birth that I have had the pleasure of witnessing (besides my own 2 C-sections) and man, it just never gets old. In fact, I’m willing to bet it’s awesome EVERY SINGLE TIME! I just find it so incredible even though scientifically, it’s business as usual. Baby Faith’s loving Daddy in the photos below is my cousin. It took a little convincing to get his wife to agree to let me photograph their baby’s birth, and I’m really glad she finally agreed. I’m holding out hope that someday she will look back on these photos and be so thankful that she has them. Sadly, I only have a few snapshots of my babies getting yanked from my innards, and now that they are 5 and 2 years old, I SOOO wish I had hired a photographer to document their births. You just can’t ever get that day back. That sweet but exhausting day you meet one of the most important people in your life.

On the day before Faith was born, I received the email update that not much progress was happening yet with the progression of the labor. After all, the due date was still a few weeks away. That night trying to get caught up on some editing, I chugged some sweet caffeine and stayed up until 2am, taking full advantage of a quiet house. An hour and a half later, I get the call from my cousin that they were at the hospital and the baby is a ‘comin! Whew. Some people don’t need much sleep to function like a normal human being. I’m NOT one of those people. Nevertheless, I couldn’t have been more excited to be heading to the hospital to call ‘Witness!’ to this miracle. Here are the pics of adorable baby Faith and her happy but exhausted parents.

 

 

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Then at 7:16am, out she came. Welcome to the world, little Pumpkin!

 

 

 

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Thanks again to my cousin and his wife for letting me be a part of their incredible and life-changing day! Congrats to you both! Big kisses to Faith!

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