Monday, May 23, 2011

Birth Of {Cole Joshua}

I can't wait for you to hear Cole's birth story from his Mamma's perspective. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few of the photos from his birth. Carrington and her husband Philipp were such an awesome team. Watching them peacefully & lovingly bring their baby into the world was one of the neatest and most humbling experiences of my life! They both were totally focused, but still had sweet moments of laughter and were so tender towards each other. I loved how calm & confident Philip was in his wife. He was reading to her when she had breaks from rushes, giving her sips of juice, rubbing her back, cheering her on & whispering prayers into her ear. It was incredibly sweet to witness. 
The midwife & two other birth attendants never left her side. There was always someone rubbing her back and encouraging her through the pain of the contractions. After the birth, Carrington got to enjoy her new baby boy for a long while before anyone disturbed her or made any requests of her. The birth attendants were throwing in a load of laundry, warming up towels, making her some food to eat and preparing her bed so her little family could snuggle up and relax. Their home felt completely calm and peaceful aside from every one's excitement. Everyone was there to serve her and love her any way they could. It was pretty amazing. As I drove home at the end of the night, my heart was so high on love after seeing how God had orchestrated this beautiful birth. I couldn't sleep and once I finally did, I kept replaying Carrington's birth over and over in my dreams. Hope you enjoy these photos.
{Happy Birthday, Coleman Joshua}


  1. One, She's gorgeous
    Two, GOOD JOB DAD!!!
    Tres, I love everything about that baby's head
    Four, So proud of you Chels :]

  2. AHHH! that picture of him grabbing his mama'a thumb....I MELTED.

    what a beautiful little babe. good job on these. my other favorite is sixth one up from the bottom. those precious little eyes peering back. so sweet. i love newborns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. This post gave me chills, and brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful. I'm speechless.

  4. Love!! Great pictures and that picture of mom bending over to soak in her new son made me cry sweet tears of joy.

  5. oh my goodness, what an incredible shoot! Beautiful pictures, such an amazing thing to experience!!! thank you for sharing :)

  6. beautiful photos of such a spiritual moment. just amazing.

  7. oh...every single close up shot you got of Carrington and her baby Cole made me melt...beyond precious! You got amazing shots of the whole experience...beautifully done Chelsea :)