She Came Today

posted on: Saturday, July 27, 2013

She came today. Imogen Flora Snow was born at 1:44pm.

I'm reeling. Reeling in the wonder of today. I got to journey along side a best friend, through the storms and heavens of labor, birth and new love. Tears, laughter, pain, joy, expectation and the mystery of a wee new heart, waiting to be known, filled every space of today. My heart is still processing the beauty of it all. I've been up for almost 24 glorious hours. I've never seen a woman labor and conquer like Lauren did. I couldn't help but feel like I was up holding the arms of a queen as waves of contractions would  hit her. I have so much more to add.  There is still so much of a lovely story waiting to be told, but my eyes hurt so bad that I can barely type. I've cried so many perfect tears with this heart today. Perfect tears. Today was magic. As I say goodbye to one of the best days of my entire life...I'm filled with such an awe and joy.

Happy birthday Imogen Flora Snow! Your momma is a rare jewel, your daddy a hero and I adore and love you with all of my heart.



Farewell July 27th, you were truly a perfect day to my soul.

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  1. this is so beautiful already! i can't wait to read more.

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    1. oh man, wait until you hear this birth story! amaaaaazing!

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  2. Those pictures are adorable, I have never seen someone look so fantastic after labour and I love her name, it's the sweetest!

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    1. thank you! seriously, she looked so gorgeous the entire time! and NO DRUGS! I couldn't believe how lovely she was the entire time.

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  3. There are few people that I love as much as Lauren and Cody. So happy their little pink baby girl is finally here

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  4. That last picture is breathtaking! I took pictures of one of my best friends VBAC, she labored for 3 days and it was an experience like what you described above, I was reeling for days and felt so much appreciation for my warrior friend. I can't wait to hear the full story.

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    1. awwww wow! it really is amazing isn't it?! so wonderful you got to be there with your friend like that!!

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  5. what a beautiful mama! just read the new big brother's birth story! cant wait to hear this little angel's <3

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  6. Lauren is such a beauty. And her little princess looks like she may have her mommas uniquely beautiful features. What a blessing that you got to be apart of such awesome happiness and joy honey! So excited to see this lovely one grow into all that God has for her. So wonderful!

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  7. How wonderful Jess! Oh how I want you in Norway right now!!

    Beautiful pictures!

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    1. LOTTA! AH! dreeeeeeeam come true!!!! ok, i'm going to torture my soul and look at tickets. ah. sigh. i love you so! can't wait to plan our trip for next year!

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  8. Were you her doula? There is nothing more beautiful than a mother with her baby right after birth. I love this.

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