Thursday, October 25, 2007

One year ago...





When my friend Tabitha took prenatal portraits of me she mentioned how much she would like to photograph a birth at our Birth Center. I told her that she was welcome to come to ours if she wanted....and she did.

A lot of my friends thought that I was crazy for wanting or allowing a photographer to be there. They didn't understand why I wanted these kinds of pictures. I'll admit, there were moments when I thought, "Wow, Tabitha is seeing parts of me that I've never seen..." but I have no regrets. I treasure these pictures as much as my wedding photos.

Labor with Grace was intense...only three hours, but SO hard. She was sunny side up, so I had back labor....which hurts more than regular labor, a lot more...I wanted to quit, I thought I was dying, I swore (really swore...like a truck driver...) that I would never have an another unmedicated birth....I swore I would never have another baby...these pictures remind me of the miracle that took place and help me to look back on it and see the joy as well as the pain.

Thank you Tabitha! You are amazing, I'm so glad that you were there.

5 comments:

Brian said...

Happy Birthday Grace

Cara said...

Those are amazing! I thought 'no way' for pictures of my birth, but seeing those, they're tasteful and beautiful.

Cara

Monica said...

These pictures are amazing! Good for you having your children the old fashioned way. It is such an amazing (and painful) experience, but worth every moment.

Bethany said...

Wonderful moment

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

I love those pictures and you are brave for allowing a photographer, but what special moments she captured.