Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Honnah and Mia

They arrived last night. I don't really have words for how amazing the whole thing was, much to my surprise. Everything started in earnest around 5:30 and at 6:21 Honnah was born into a rose petal bath. Lisa was so strong and dignified and beautiful, most of her rushes were just a flicker of pain across her face. And along came this perfect miniature person. There are three hundred pictures on the camera but I love this first one taken in between contractions as Lisa looked at Honnah to gather her strength for Mia.


Two hours later Mia was born with a loud yelp. It all happened perfectly and (relatively) quickly and with dim lights and Over The Rhine playing and Sonora sneaking in to give a goodnight kiss. Two hours later Lisa was laughing and nursing in her own bed and eating spaghetti. I might have more pictures or words later, but right now I'm just overwhelmed with what I witnessed and with love for those two little girls.

7 comments:

Marianne Elixir said...

Oh beautiful! What a gift you have given them.

Naomi Lewis said...

Simply breathtaking. Congratulations indeed.

Billi London-Gray said...

Wow. Did you photograph the entire birth? Wow. Wow.

Yep. Wow.

Melanie said...

Very nice pictures.

deanna said...

Very, very awesome.

macmahon7 said...

Amazing photos, Sarah!!

meg said...

what an amazing thing to witness isn't it? And twins! Wow.