The Birth of Ivy

This birth was very special to me.

Stephanie is a dear friend of mine and I have been praying for the arrival of her sweet baby since literally the day I met her. We were introduced by our pastor's wife because "This is Mae, she knows about all that birth stuff. This is Stephanie, she just found out she was pregnant" and the friendship of the Burke's began :]

This little miss was not supposed to make her appearance until the New Year, BUT she had plans all her own ;]

Watching Stephanie labor took me right back to my first birth. Just my husband and I and our team, working, setting our expetations to their max, and taking everything as it came. Stephanie labored for less than ten hours and pushed for about 20 minutes. She was inspirational to watch.














Welcome to the world, precious girl. I look forward to watch what the Lord has in store for you <3 

The Birth of Annalise

Lindsay contacted me just a few days before the birth of her sweet girl. She as already due, so I knew that I was really on call.

Thanksgiving day rolls around, I just started to make lunch, and I got "the call"

I picked up my bag, raced to my car, and started praying for a beautiful bith for this mama (who had a difficult first birth) and made it to her birth in record time.
The streets were quiet. Neighborhoods were lined with cars of families feasting with their loved ones. And while all of the Johnson's neighbors watched the game, and got full on turkey, pie & stuffing, Lindsay worked. She worked hard, and she worked efficiently, and we all rejoiced when she finally got to hold her sweet girl in her arms.










Thank you so much Johnson family for allowing me to be part of such a beautiful afternoon/evening, and congratulations on your precious daughter.