The Gift ~*Surrogacy*~

Earlier this year I had the amazing pleasure to photograph the birth of a set of twins who were born via a surrogate.  When I arrived at the hospital the excitement and ease of the room was incredible.  The surrogate mother was so easy going, laughing and enjoying this time.  She might have had an advantage or two, considering she has 6 of her own children, with the last 2 being twins that were born just 1.5 years ago.  The father decided he wished to be in the delivery room when his babies were born so I did need to step out for the 7 minutes it took to vaginally birth these two!  When I walked back into the room to see the parents holding their two little boys,  it took everything for me not to cry.  Although there was a fair number of people in the room, I can almost guarantee they had no idea that anyone else was in the room besides themselves and their babies. It was like I was literally watching them fall in love. And it was incredible.  The gift the surrogate mother gave is beyond words.

 

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Welcome To the World

Yesterday evening I became an Auntie….again.  My husband and I already have 2 nephews on my side of the family.  This time, his brother was the one expecting.  I posted Jessie’s maternity photos not too long ago and the time finally arrived for the little man’s debut.
The immediate family members waited patiently throughout the evening and just into the early morning today.  It was a little bit of a rough road for Jessie, but finally, at about 11:45pm he arrived into the world.  Sweet little Mr J.

I was so incredibly proud of my brother in law today.  It’s like I saw him grow up in an instant.  (He is my husband’s “Baby” brother) Today he bacame a dad. Wow.  I also am incredibly proud of seeing my sister in law slip so naturally and comfortably into the role of a mother.

And seeing the new love and excitement on both of their faces as they looked down upon this tiny bundle that they created, well, thats just about as good as it gets.

The arrival of Mr J marked the first grandson for my inlaws, we ourselves have two daughters.

Oh how we are going to spoil our new little family member! AO AP AQ AR AS AT AU AV AW AX AY

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