A couple of weeks ago, I did something I had never done before. I photographed a birth! Not just any old miracle baby birth, but a spectacular fantastical miracle baby birth. You see, these two have long prayed for this baby. SJ has brothers and sisters in heaven, there were painful procedures, an ovary lost, mentally exhausting waiting periods, some life changes, and even more praying. And then it happened. SJ happened. It is so scary to be pregnant after the loss of a baby, much less babIES, much less knowing how hard it was to even conceive a baby with one ovary and other health issues. These two handled it like freaking champs. I had no doubt these two would make great parents, but boy did they prove it on that Thursday morning. I’ve never seen Steven so quiet and nervous, but he floated into fatherhood with a grace like I couldn’t imagine him having. And Amanda is probably the strongest mama that I know even 2 weeks into motherhood. So proud of these two…three. And I can’t wait to get on my hands clear nails plus .