A New Friend Is Born

"When God created man and woman, he was thinking, 'Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?' And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful." Malala Yousafzai
 

My friend Tiffany showed her powerful warrior spirit this week! 6 a.m. Monday morning her and her husband Cary arrived at the hospital full of excitement and ready to meet their baby girl. 

Monday turned into Tuesday. 

Tuesday turned into Wednesday. 

I arrived, camera in hand, by 6:30 Wednesday morning. Epidural was in, water broken, and we were in high spirits that baby girl would be making her grand entrance soon! 

We were wrong. 

As the day wore on, and nerves were frazzled to the max, we saw moments of frustration. 

Moments of silliness.

Moments where God stepped in and answered prayers in a big way. 

I can not get over the look on all 3 faces. 

I can not get over the look on all 3 faces. 

Late, late Wednesday night, exhaustion blanketed the room. 

As the clock creeped closer to Thursday the sound track of baby's heart beat started to change its tune. A lively beat, a rush of anticipation, and a mama's primal urge. It was time to push!

In the wee hours of Thursday, 6/16/16, sweet Hadley made her eagerly awaited entrance! 

Her first smile! She's just so happy to be holding her mama! 

Her first smile! She's just so happy to be holding her mama! 

She and I had some sweet conversation about all the shenanigans we will get into together! 

She and I had some sweet conversation about all the shenanigans we will get into together! 

Happy Birthday, Hadley! I'm thankful I was there to share these moments with you!