IMG_8190 I love this photo–it perfectly captures the moment a woman becomes a mother and sees her child for the first time.

Congratulations to mom K and dad A on the birth of their first child, daughter L! Mama K was a Hypnobabies home study student and had an amazing labor and birth–all the way down to the impressively large posterior baby she pushed out pretty easily! I had just come off a very long birth from the day before with little sleep in between, so I called in some help from fellow doula Ryann to assist and help keep me awake! Everyone was tired but elated at the arrival of baby L! It was a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day!