Welcome, Baby Kaiden James!

Welcome, Baby Kaiden James!

 

Welcome to the world, Kaiden James! Your mama endured days of labor. It was blood, sweat, and tears. It is crazy to think, that the nine months mothers grow children in their wombs, they create a certain bond with their unborn child. Morgan has been a calm and gentle soul since I have connected with her, and I have to say, her son is exactly like her. Sure she said the first few nights were rough, and quite an adjustment, but that is how we grow as mothers. 

I was blessed to cross paths with the Reynolds family throughout my journey as a photographer. I quickly grew to love her mother, Cindy, who is a great role model to her daughter. She is smart, wise, and “don’t take crap from no one!” I LIKE IT. She stayed with Morgan for days as she labored in the hospital, after an induction was not as quick as your typical experience! It was admirable, through all the hours of lost sleep, how amazing she was to Morgan and myself. Her father, Kevin,  a Fresno firefighter, who was on the Ferguson Fire out in Yosemite was able to come home and be in the O.R. with Morgan and Cindy while she delivered Kaiden via C-Section. I bet both of them were so thrilled and blessed to see their grandson be brought into this world. Kevin was so sweet, and loving when I met him. They are my kind of people. I ended up hanging out with them for HOURS in postpartum, and I am so glad they didn’t kick me out! 

I got to be in the room when the lactation consultant came in for the first time to help Morgan nurse her new son. And what an experience it is to watch another mommy do what God created her to do. I was so thankful to hear Morgan recommend that I get a few breastfeeding photos for her, because it is such a HUGE part of motherhood. We grow our child in our womb for nine months, and we strive to provide for them outside the womb. Whether it be breast milk, or formula, our children are the fruits of our labor. The bonding I was able to witness was something I can’t explain to others, and if you are a mother, you KNOW. 

In this experience, I feel like I truly gained an amazing friend and family out of the Reynolds clan. I can’t thank you enough for welcoming me in to your lives, family, and Home. My prayers are for continued growth, and strength. Being a mom is one of the best things in the world. Congratulations mama! 

 

 

XOXO,

Breanna Miller

Andrea + Joseph + Baby Haidyn

 

 

What do I even say? I have kind of been on an emotional high ever since this experience. It was a Tuesday. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:37 PM. Baby Haidyn Ella Pena was brought into this beautiful world. I met Andrea a few months ago when I did a maternity shoot for her. My heart was drawn to her, and I felt God telling me to do a birth session for her…. for free. So guess what I did? I contacted her, and asked her if she would like to do that. And she said YES.

When I got the text message saying she was heading to the hospital, my heart was beating so hard, you could probably see it through my chest. I had a grin from ear to ear, and in that moment, I felt my true purpose. My purpose was to capture life moments that are cherished forever. Intimate moments that make a woman… a MOTHER, and a man… a FATHER. It felt RIGHT.

I arrived at the hospital, and got a few labor photos of Andrea and Joseph, and she was at 6CM. A few hours went by, and she had the nurse check her again, since she was feeling some pressure. BAM… 8CM. Sometimes labor & births are a blur to many, including the photographer. For me, I can’t remember how much time passed between 6CM and 8CM. But once she was at 8CM, her water broke. Then, within (what felt like) 15 minutes, Kate, the RN was in and having Andrea begin pushing.

Being on the other side of things is so surreal. I was thrilled to experience this as a spectator for the first time ever. I was so emotionally invested in this moment while photographing Andrea’s birth, that I couldn’t actually believe this was real life.

Andrea pushed for about an hour and a half, and at 9:37PM baby Haidyn entered this world at 6 lbs. 13 oz. Andrea and Joseph became parents to a beautiful baby girl. The love between them was so evident, and Joseph was so calm and loving, that it was truly admirable to witness.

I could go on and on, but the truth is, this is Andrea + Joseph’s story to tell. They are so amazing. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for bringing me along for this journey. Let the fun begin!

 

XOXO,

Breanna Miller