Week 24 was very busy and full of photo shoots, editing, slowly recovering from the cold/ flu thing from last week and teaching my first birthing class. YES! I said birthing class.
For those of you that don’t know I have been working since March to become a certified Childbirth Educator through ICEA.org. I started my first 4 week Childbirth series on Monday and it was great. I had a great time and hopefully my students did as well. We will see when the class reviews come in. 😉
I am teaching Alpha Childbirth curriculum which is “everything that you would get at a hospital childbirth education class and MUCH more. You will learn how to stay low risk and what to expect in labor, but you will also learn how to make informed decisions, the truth about the “slippery slope” of interventions, why the United States’ c-section rate is one of the highest in the world and how best to avoid one, how to relax, how to stay in control (mentally and physically), how to rely on God’s word to stay focused, how to care for your infant and how to succeed at breastfeeding.”
It has been a goal of mine since Ada was born to attend more births as a birthing assistant/doula, photograph and video more births, and teach birthing classes. So all you ladies expecting a sweet babe and are interested in taking a childbirth class let me know, or if you just want to talk about birth I love to do that too. Here is to reaching goals!
Back to the weekly photo. Brittany Wood took these for me this week. Thanks pal!
We spent last week visting Chad’s parents in Houston, TX. Chad and I stayed one night at a very nice bed and breakfast downtown: La Maison In Midtown which I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in Houston. The prices were very reasonable and it was so much nicer than staying at a hotel. We wandered around Midtown and the Art District and found this awesome wall. Even though I was sick most of the week we still had a great time with family and we got to swim at least once a day everyday in his parents awesome pool!
Check out this cute little guy that looks just like his daddy! Reagan loved being outside and is so loved by all those who surround him, even his doggy Bauer. Chad and Stephanie, I am praying for this little babe and all the lives he will touch and all the adventures his future has in store for him. May he always be blessed with love and support and an awesome family.
I have announced everywhere on social media now that Chad and I are expecting our second girl at the end of December so it’s about time that I announced on here about the news. We are really excited and we are so glad Ada will have a little sister.
We have gotten requests to do another Belly Bump Series and so we decided to take photos every week again but we are changing it up a little. We started taking photos at Week 18 and I am now 22 weeks along. It seemed a little exhausting to do this again this go around but it’s a fun project for Chad and I to work on together and I know I will love looking back at these photos.
Presenting Baby Girl #2 Belly Bump Series.
Congrats Matt and Charly! Your ceremony was beautiful, your friends and family were so nice and loving, and you two were so relaxed and easy to work with. I had so much fun at your wedding. Thanks for letting me be apart of your special day. I have too many favorites to post. Hope you love these photos as much as I do.
Ceremony Location: Nashville First Church of the Nazarene
Reception: Nashville First Church of the Nazarene and The Music City Queen
I went to college with Chad and Stephanie and was so honored that they asked me to take Stephanie’s maternity photos and their sweet babe’s newborn photos. I can’t wait for their little one to arrive in a couple weeks. Congrats Chad and Stephanie, you will be great parents. I can already tell you love that baby so much.
Three of my favorites things were in the same room about a month ago. The Reeder’s, childbirth, and the opportunity to take photos and video. Annie and I met as young college students and have been apart of each others lives through many life milestones: from weddings to 4 children being born between the two of us. We have worked together, been apart of bible studies together and just lived life together since about 2004. Proud to call Annie a friend and so grateful that I was able to document her most recent child’s birth. I was unable to attend her last birth because I was in labor giving birth to our daughter Ada. Olive and Ada were born 12 hours apart on May 15th 2011. One more event bringing us closer together.
Theodore Orion Reeder was born at home late June 25th. Josh was an excellent birth partner and husband and Annie was peaceful and brave. I am so thankful I could be there. I love you guys and look forward to our beautiful future together.
I just love this sweet family and am so glad I’m apart of their lives. I can’t wait to watch Jon and Bethany’s kids grow up and look forward to the years ahead. Thanks Melton’s for letting me photograph your cute family.
I love taking photos for these wonderful people. I have gotten to know them over the years taking their headshots, family photos, website photos, and wedding photos. It’s like a family reunion whenever I arrive and I always feel so welcomed. We also have a great time and exchange lots of laughs. Here are a few from our session last week.
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