Elowen Arlene - A Birth Story

Oh boy. Here we go. Recognize that face? If you don't, you must be new here. This is my work-wife, and one of my very best friends, Lindsey Arlene Gomes. Her due date was technically this coming Sunday, but last Friday, she officially joined me in the "I just pushed a baby out of my body with no drugs" club. And I could not be more proud, inspired, in awe, or emotional about the whole freakin thing.

Obviously, birth stories are just that -- a story, with lots of gory details. And so I will leave most of the verbal storytelling to Lindsey whenever she is ready to sit down and put it on paper. As for me, I will say this:

I arrived to the hospital at 3:57am on Friday, September 15th.
Over a period of 8 hours, I witnessed a woman whom I am connected to on a soul-level experience the worst pain in her life and the most magical moment of her existence. Lindsey and I have SO many things in common: we share a business, a creative view on the world, a sense of humor, a love for rose wine and charcuterie plates, even
an astrological sign -- but NOW, not only to we get to share motherhood, but motherhood to a daughter. And I could not be more grateful.

>> don't miss their pregnancy photos either <<

Comments:

Jennifer Kinnear:

Sarah Kathleen, these are stunning, and I too could not be more proud of them! Thank you for documenting this amazing passage from pregnancy to parenthood!

Megan:

Priceless! I'm crying!

Amy:

I just cried and cried!!! These are so beautiful. Happy to know you two ladies. Motherhood to baby girls is such a joy.

Cristina :

And now I'm crying.... So beautiful, amazing photos and congrats to the new parents!! Xoxo