I got a text from Amanda around 9:00pm on March 18th that her water had broken and she expected contractions to start soon as they had with her previous births. She tended to have pretty quick labors. I loaded my gear into the car, texted my sitter to come first thing in the am so Jason could go to work, got dressed… and slept in my clothes. I woke up every 30 minutes or so to check my phone, but still nothing. Until 6:07 am when she called and sounded so calm. I made a quick cup of coffee and was out the door in under 3 minutes. What took place from that point on was pure…amazing. There is simply nothing like being present as life is ushered into the world. This mama was so brave, so broken, so….inspiring to me the way she labored. This Dad, wow… I always lose it when the Dads tear up. At one point I even heard Amanda say, “this is hard for them” talking about Justin.
“We did it. The Lord is faithful. He made us both brave,” she said. If you are friends, family, or a potential client wanting to see this birth video, just shoot me a line for the password!