I’m sitting here trying to find the words to write this blog post and honestly, they are escaping me.  Our birth photos.  Jonah’s birth photos.  As captured by Leilani.  I’m so overwhelmed by them.  I capture births all the time, its a part of my job and what I do, so it was very important to me to have his birth photographed.  I wanted what I give to others.  I wanted them for myself and for my child.  I don’t care how I looked, I wanted them to be raw and real and that’s exactly what they are and so much more.  We desperately prayed for this baby over the course of 3 years.  Our dream came true, along came Jonah.  And our dream of a home birth came true as well.  I am still processing the birth experience, it’s definitely been a lot to take in and I’ve done it piece by piece over the last week.  I’m sure it will take even more time as the days pass and I deal with how I feel about it all, how I coped…just, everything.  These images help me.  So many beautiful little moments she captured.  I love my family so much and I think you can see it in these photographs.  I love that.  Please go leave Leilani some love on her blog, she did a beautiful job.