I’ve tried writing this blog post a hundred times in my head, but I’m no writer (for those that follow the blog, you know that I don’t write a whole lot!), so here I am struggling again in how to put this incredible birth into words. I’ll never do their birth story justice, so use your imagination and know that everything was even more incredible than I could try to put into words here. It doesn’t help that Kendra is one of my nearest and dearest friends… I adore her, her heart for people and The Lord, and am beyond thankful for her friendship in my life. And now I can add, “Super Labor Woman” to her list of amazing qualities! She (and Dan, aka “Super-Loving Support Daddy”… seriously, look at him and his love for his wife!) actively labored for THREE days!! I was only with them for 24-ish hours (still my longest birth yet)! Rockstars… they are rockstars… and Kendra did the whole 3 days med-free until the absolute very end when her body just wouldn’t progress any further. Kendra and Dan started at the most lovely place to birth a baby, Health Foundations in St. Paul, but were transferred to Regions Hospital when her body needed a little support to help them meet this sweet babe they’ve waited so long for! In the end, a c-section was the the last resort and necessary to help bring sweet Luca into the world – but all that mattered was he was here and he was perfect in every way!
I may or may not have bawled my eyes out when Dan went over to meet their new baby and I was left with Kendra for a short minute… and I may have bawled again when editing these photos… I LOVE watching people I love become Mommy and Daddy!!!