The Birth of Madeline | Fort Worth Birth Photography

There is something just a little extra sweet about having a baby boy after a girl. Or a baby girl after boy.

Heck, if you're a parent you know that it  really doesn't make it any less special if you have all boys. Or all girls.


Having a girl after three boys? Three boys that are over the moon to have a sister?

Well, that IS something special. And it was.

My favorite parts of this day/s (I did go back the next morning and do a First 48 with her brothers meeting her, because, how could you not??)....

Mom getting her nose sweetly scratched from the itchy anesthesia. The way baby Madeline calmed as soon as she was put on mom's chest. The way she kept her eyes clenched tightly shut for as long as I can remember (this outside world is not near as dark and cozy as mom's tummy). The way her itty bitty ears were folded. How much she loved daddy's arms right away. The curious and hesitant touch of the baby of the brothers. The curious and madly-in-love-touch of the middle brother. The way the oldest brother didn't want to leave his mommy's side. Madeline's downy soft fuzzy hair. All the pink.

We are thrilled you are here Madeline. You are a very loved, cherished, and protected little girl!

Jackson | Fort Worth Birth Photography

There are a lot of words you think of when you imagine the emotion of a baby's arrival. With these sweet friends of mine, the things that repeatedly came to mind as I witnessed this perfect day were excitement, and pride.

There was so much of this in the hospital with them that day. There were overjoyed to meet their son, and I loved watching them marvel over his every a "we made this!!" way.

I loved watching daddy hold his son for the first time, with the biggest smile you can imagine. I loved watching them introduce their baby boy to their parents (just wait...most precious grandparent photos ever). And most of all, I loved watching my friend just gaze down at him in the quiet moments, getting to know this tiny little human that was knit together inside of her.

Aurora | Fort Worth Birth Photography

What a day.

What a beautiful, happy-tears-filled kind of day this was.

This new mama and daddy were so connected to each other, to family around them (near and far), and most of all to their new baby girl. It was a joyous, joyous thing to be a part of.

Watching them meet baby Aurora was obviously the highlight, but a close second was witnessing Alexandra calling her mom soon after her brand new baby girl was placed on her chest. You see, Alexandra is from Australia, and Australia is where her mother still resides. I remember how important it was for me for my parents to be there when my daughter was born, so I can only imagine the emotions this brand new mama was feeling as she got to introduce Aurora to her grandmother.

About halfway through you can see them on the phone, and it just gets me every time. I hope these images make them smile and cry and laugh and remember. These kind of days are worth that!