Bethany Leisure

About Bethany & Wellspring Photography

I’m excited about how Wellspring Photography is growing and through that I am able to learn more as well as venture into new areas of photography. We now offer packages for any events in life, from as big as weddings and births to as small as your child’s first time making chocolate chip cookies. We are now even doing school photographs from preschool through high school, as well as family, pregnancy, and baby sessions. Any photography need you have, we would be honored and excited to fulfill it.

Here at Wellspring Photography we love photography and love capturing the important moments in life. Any moment worth remembering is worth photographing.

Archive: ‘Family’



Judah {Toledo Family Photographer}

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

This little guy turned one in the spring. He is so adorable I still wanted to share! Seriously, I could pinch his cheeks so hard!!!!!!

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AHHHH look at his perfect face!!!! See? His cheeks are totally pinchable.

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Big boy!!

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His profile <3. Such perfect baby skin! So sweet. Also the rolls on his arm!!!

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They sure are crazy about this fella.

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Shannon and Mitchell, thank you for letting me spend time with this fella. He is so precious and I am just thrilled I get to look at his cute face for work!!! You guys are doing such a great job with him, can’t wait to see him again!

~Bethany

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Nathan and Ashleigh {Vow Renewal Photography}

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

This was not a normal vow renewal or session. These two have been married 10 years now, when Ash asked me to photograph her vow renewal I had assumed it would be a big deal, big party, food, dancing all the works. They had something smaller in mind. They wanted a ceremony just them with their babies. I was touched by the simplicity of it and the meaning behind it. They got married at age 18 and Ashleigh had expressed how it didn’t mean as much as it does now with having weathered 10 years together and how she was disappointed in her photos from that day in general so she wanted some fresh photos. This translates to I GET TO GO CRAZY BECAUSE THERE IS NO SCHEDULE!! Yes..I did go mildly crazy.

Watching these two, it was like they were getting married for the first time. They were giddy, and teary, and so full of joy and all this with KNOWING what marriage is like. The hard work and sacrifice and the decision to choose each other everyday over yourself. The diaper changes, the laundry, the bills, the laughter, the crying- all of it. They didn’t need fanfare, didn’t need a crowd. Just being together with their babies was all the celebration they needed. Watching them just so in love, and choosing each other all over again-imperfections and all- just really touched me. Even a few days after I just kept finding myself smiling thinking about it.

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Seeing his girl.

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Their oldest son Brock walked her down the aisle. It was adorable.

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::swoon::

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The kids did so well! After awhile they did wander off but Ashleigh and Nathan didn’t even notice. Kids were digging in sand and playing in the water and still, Ashleigh said it was so perfect and just meant so much.

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Yes, he twirled her….could they be any cuter!?!?!

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They are a good looking bunch.

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Time for cake!

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Their kids are all so sweet with each other. I was loving it.

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Yeh…They are so so cute!

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Now on to photos of the bride and groom!

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Yeh- she’s entirely gorgeous.

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There’s her fella.

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Nathan and Ashleigh thank you so much for asking me to be a small part of your special day. I agree, I think it was perfect and truly you guys inspire me- to love deeper, fight harder, and serve more selflessly. I know another 10 years will fly by…next time…let’s get a D.J.!

~Bethany

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It’s Another GIRL! {Toledo Birth Photographer}

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

This is a birth post, if you don’t want to read it then be sure to move on! Birth junkies read on!

 

 

 

What a surprise this baby was! In every way. We were so thankful to be able to have another babe. We weren’t expecting that pink plus sign and what joy we had! Both Bean and Cupcake were born at 38 weeks 1 day and this time 38 weeks 1 day comes around…no baby. Mimi had been sleeping over for a week in case I went fast and she and hubs needed to catch again HAHA! Secretly I WAS hoping that would happen.

For the first time ever I wasn’t surprised with an early labor and began wondering when will I have this babe? In my mind I began trying to decide what method of induction I would consent to should I go past 41 weeks! I had been having what felt like real bouts of labor for weeks. They would come for 2 hours or so and the surges would get around 2 minutes apart and I would think this is it! I FINALLY get to meet my baby and then…nothing.

So on 39 weeks 2 days it started again at 11pm I figured well it’s probably that fake stuff again. Hubs and I went to bed and I didn’t even bother mentioning it. They were coming every 5-8 minutes but I didn’t think much of it. I kept running to the restroom but that was nothing new being late pregnancy.

Finally at 1am I thought well….it’s been a couple of hours…maybe I should wake someone up….I dunno. Finally at 1:40ish I woke up Ryan and he starts to get ready and I texted my mom (down the hall). At this point the surges were around 2-5 minutes. She comes in and starts calling the list of people: Doula Kim (who suggested we leave), Rachel (in charge of oiling me), Midwife Irma, and Tabitha (for obvious reasons!). She also called my Dad so he could stay with the kids so she could come with me.

Bean woke up at some point and saw all the commotion and wanted to come. He started crying because he wanted to come and also wanted Mimi to stay. I got his curious George settled for him and we finally left the house around 2:15? Maybe 2:20. We got to the hospital around 2:45 and Doula Kim was there waiting for us. The ride to the hospital was definitely uncomfortable. The surges went from around 5ish minutes to a little under 2 minutes during the car ride. I could see hubs was getting nervous. I made some small talk and even said “this baby has been so surprising in every way I bet it’s a girl because I’ve thought it’s a boy the whole time.” I knew hubs was just thinking where do I pull over if this baby needs to be born in the truck!!?

So we walked into the E.R. and they took us up to our room. I answered a few questions at the desk first and waited for them to find a wheel chair to push me….yeh…so anyway I get up to the room. I used the restroom and they said they wanted to monitor me for 20 minutes and I said I think I can handle that no problem!

In my mind I am hoping I am past 3cm. I was hoping for a short labor. At this point I was still talking and not really thinking it would be any time really soon. Suddenly my water broke. I about had a heart attack in my mind because I knew the surges would grow in intensity and I wasn’t sure how I would handle it.

At this point Irma wanted to check to see how far I was. I wasn’t sure I wanted to be checked since I thought if I’m not far that is NOT information I want but if I am I would love that happy news to help me along. I sat and thought a minute. I did consent and I was 8cm and +2! This was around 3:15 or so. I remember saying “Where’s mom? She’s going to miss it!” She did walk in around this time with coffee for hubs.

I had my first surge post water release and thought I don’t know if I can do this! I mentioned I wanted to get in the tub asap. I had another surge and I didn’t hear water running and I heard Rachel say “I think she wanted to get in the tub..” In my mind (or maybe my gut) I just knew there wouldn’t be time and apparently Irma knew this also.

I had one final surge post water release and said “here it comes!” My body began pushing her out. I’m not sure how many times I felt this freight train but I know overall it was only 3-4 minutes. I tried to get upright because I was still on my side and I wanted gravity to help but I only made it half way up, while my body felt very powerful my upper body muscles felt like wet noodles. So I ended up half up, half on my side, and halfway off the bed.

I remember saying I didn’t like that position, oh golly, and get it out. I made an effort to actually push the last 2 times. I don’t remember much else but I do remember when she came out and they handed her to me immediately and hubs shouted it’s a girl! I just was saying over and over how much I loved her and my body felt of course it’s a girl she is who has been missing from our family.

She nursed very soon after (after I had the chance to look at her for awhile and hold her) and she was so alert while everyone took a turn. While her birth was 4.5 hours and more intense than Cupcake’s it was still very easy on me. I only had 3 intense surges and 3 minutes of pushing. She weighed 6lbs 13ounces, was 20 inches long and was born on my wedding anniversary! Smart girl knows how to get her attention! Making us wait on pins and needles for a week and made sure we would never ever forget her birth day!

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Hubs and Rachel unpacking the bag and the oils.

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I felt most comfortable on my side with two pillows between my knees and then one under my stomach to support it. I felt like I could relax and breathe deeply without closing anything this way.

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This was after my water released and I was at least an 8cm maybe a 9cm. I did need reminders to relax my face after that point.

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This is what calmed me. Being held by everyone and being told I was fine and just gentle reminders to relax myself.

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I remember (I think Rachel) telling me to relax my face, and Kim and hubs would remind me how far I was and how I was nearly done. This would give me the gumption to again relax my whole body and I would quietly whisper to myself that I CAN do this and I am the ONLY one who can. Nobody can do this for me.

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The power of a whisper while nearing second stage labor. It’s amazing what positive words will do. I was only a couple minutes from pushing here.

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Still able to relax between surges. Somehow still trying to track them on my phone. I’m not sure why I thought I needed to at that point, but at the time it seemed important.

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I know Rachel had texted her to hurry and she was in the parking lot coming with coffee for hubs. She almost missed it again! So far her track record is good for getting to my kid’s births in the nick of time!

 

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My whole dream team was there (even Tab behind the lens). I think Tiny was waiting for everyone. I really needed every person in this room to be there.

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Here is where the freight train began. The most powerful feeling I’ve ever had. I love how hubs was so gently cradling my head to support me.

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I’m surprised these two were this far (2ft) away. Also I love that they are holding hands. I do remember hearing them cheer me on.

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Just like that, there she was. Another person to have my heart, forever. I just don’t know how I got along nearly 30 years without her.

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Falling in love with our newest girl and with each other all over again.

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Nothing in the world tops seeing your child’s face for the first time and finally meeting them. That instant all consuming love that is so powerful and quite addicting!

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Big ugly cry for just being so joyful and thankful that I finally got to hold her.

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Just obsessing and falling in love with our new little.

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That little hand…was always up like that for her ultrasound and then also delivery. She must love to be smooshed!

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Finally Daddy’s turn. I hate to admit but I don’t even think about other people holding my babies when they are first born! I just hog them all to myself for a good long while!

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Her profile!!! Yum!!!!

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:)))))

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Alexis…coolest nurse ever.

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Nursing away. Love that first session. So much bonding.

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Again..yum!

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Oh her perfect beautiful face!!!

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Oh this boy is so baby crazy! He is beyond smitten with his second baby sister!!

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They really can’t keep their hands (or their kisses) off of her!

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Yes…she is THE sweetest older sister. It’s amazing.

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Poppi had been up with the kids since around 2am! He and Mimi brought them by to meet their new little lovie around 7am…after watching curious George, getting dressed, and eating breakfast at a restaurant! YIKES! Then they had them all that day and the next. We sure are grateful for these two!

Little Tiny girl..we adore you so very much. More than you will ever know. Thank you for surprising our family in the best way!

Love, Mommy

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Grandkids {Toledo Family Photographer}

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

I already knew most of these kiddos but I haven’t gotten the chance to photograph a couple of them. I am a huge fan of family and especially when families are tight knit. Ashleigh and Elizabeth wanted to surprise Grandpa with photos of all of his grandbabies since they were all in town together. I about died when I heard this sweet idea and was so thrilled they booked with me. Here are a couple of my favorites from the day. These mamas worked hard running around behind me to get all these babies to laugh!

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Brock’s eyes and Jack’s hair!!! AHHH! So cute!

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I can’t believe how big Archer is now. Does not seem like that long ago that I photographed his birth!

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I LOVE these two girls. Zoey was the only girl for quite awhile. Now she has sweet Sadee and Sadee has Zoey to look up to! Also..could Trigg get any more handsome?!

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Ok. THIS KID! He was an absolute ham. I had never met him before and he was just totally comfortable and such a riot. He was cracking me up!

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Her eyes <3

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Haha these crazy fellas. So far the boys are outnumbering the girls!

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She should be the new gerber baby.

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Grandpa Newsome….I hope you enjoy these photos of your little treasures. Thank you all for sharing them with me for an afternoon. I just love hearing them laugh and watching them all run around together. Cousins are the best!

~Bethany

 

Ainsley + Daddy {Toledo Photographer}

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

So Billy messaged me and asked if I could do Daddy daughter photos…can anyone say ::swoon::??? I’ve never been asked to do a session like this and their relationship is so so beautiful. Billy picks out all of her outfits and I have to say he does an amazing job. I’m talking boots, peekaboo socks, scarves, fur vests, hair bows…the works! Ainsley is one well dressed girl. There is something so sweet about an outdoors guy picking our his daughter’s outfits. It was a super easy session because their relationship toward each other is so easy and loving. They are just cuddly together and really needed no direction. Here are just a few of my favorites:

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I’m quite taken with this little beauty. She is shy when you first meet her but when she smiles, wow. Lights up the world!

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She just knows that Daddy is her safety. Anytime she was worried (mostly about me hanging around) she would run right to him.

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So Billy had an entire pinterest board of daddy/daughter photos which I thought was about the cutest thing ever. This one was all his idea. He is one of those powerline guys which is one of the most dangerous jobs but here he is cuddling his tiny girl.

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Out of the previous four I really couldn’t decide a favorite.

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She has such a precious face.

Billy, thank you so much for calling me. This shoot was really inspiring to me and I was loving every minute of it. I know we didn’t get to try all the ideas you had so I really hope we get to try again sometime for the rest! You’re doing such a great job with her, really a stellar dad!

~Bethany

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Layla {Toledo Newborn Photographer}

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

SOOO yes. I can hardly believe it’s been so long since I saw this sweet family. Hannah is officially a big sister. They now have two beauties. Emily is a stinkin champ. Somehow within the first two weeks they drive allllll the way to Perrysburg just so I can take their baby’s first photos. It’s both an honor and mildly terrifying, praying all the time that I get what they want and need to remember this precious time in their lives. Hannah is now a total clown, she is super funny and smart as a whip. She also loves my camera…maybe I will have a little assistant in the future :).Β  Layla seems to be a pretty laid back little girl. She is wide eyed and alert but just a happy little thing! Also, she has the best hair.

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There they are. A brand new family of four.

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Precious new Layla.

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Her perfect little face πŸ™‚

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Andy and I grew up together. Watching him become a dad has been awesome. There is just something about the way he looks at his girls.

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Not only is Emily tough but she’s a complete natural. She is always doing what’s best for them even when it’s hard on her.

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Beautiful Hannah, she has the most beautiful eye color I think I’ve ever seen, on top of her perfect little face.

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Hannah is a busy girl these days but she can take a break every now and then to get a good look at her new doll baby.

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Hi miss bright eyes!

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My FAVORITE Layla feature…that hair!!!

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Sweet Layla, I am so glad that I was able to meet you. You are already such a blessing to your family. Andy and Emily, you guys sure make some true beauties. 2 for 2!

~Bethany

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Mini Me is Waiting for Baby {Toledo Maternity Photographer}

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Well, it’s crazy but my Mini Me is about to be a mom. She is so so adorable and I am really beyond excited for her. She is about to get slammed with the deepest love she’s ever known. I’m also excited for me….because I get to see baby’s face so soon!! This will be grandbaby #10 on our side, so if this little one is a girl we are tied girls and boys but otherwise the boys will keep winning!! I already love this new little one so much, only a couple of weeks left until I finally get to meet him or her!

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She’s just so pretty!!

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I can’t believe how tiny she is when her “due date” is literally right around the corner!

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I’m kind of obsessing over plaid for maternity wear! How stinkin adorable.

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This is one of my favorites. Her beautiful smooth belly with that cute big plaid on her! AGHH!

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She has such a beautiful shape. I’m definitely obsessing over her profile. Just gorgeous.

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Seriously, so tiny!

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Baby’s room is all ready, we are waiting for you little one.

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I wouldn’t consider this a maternity photo really, I mean her small belly is hidden but I had to include it. This is how I see them, him being totally sarcastic and her just laughing.

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The tree where he proposed, that’s where this baby’s story actually began, three years ago.

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Yes, it was perfectly and lightly snowing for our session. I love the cuddly one where she is snuggled up in baby’s blanket and baby’s bump is barely peeking out :).

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I’m aware that I took many many photos, but that’s what happens when you are related to me!

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Another favorite of mine, I can imagine her sitting here often with baby….cuddling, feeding, reading.

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See you soon baby, I’m trying to be patient!!! Can’t wait to kiss your sweet face!

~Bubba

Brice {Toledo Baby Photographer}

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Brice is the son of my number #1 fan (as I’ve dubbed her!). Cassie is so supportive of my work and she has become a friend since working with her all the time! I was so excited when Cassie told me of her news that she was expecting and when Brice made his way into the world just 6 days before my Cupcake :). He is a cute little guy with big bright eyes!! He smiles all the time too.

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All those smiles πŸ™‚

 

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LOVE his eyes!!!!

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LOVE that we had such great light! This time of year sure is amazing for sessions! Quick note I will only be shooting into the second week of November. If you would like photos for Christmas cards please be sure to schedule before then!

~B

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…And Then There Were Four {Toledo Family Photographer}

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

I did take these photos myself, I set up the camera and used the timer and was fast! We spent about 15 minutes doing these which proves you don't need a ton of time to get some great shots! Since all my personal posts have been about Cupcake I promise to do a post about Bean soon πŸ™‚

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There is a verse in the bible (Psalm 127:3) that says "Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him."  We prayed this verse many times while waiting for her, and it became a permanent thought in my head during third trimester and especially when thinking about labor and delivery. During my [short] labor I thought this verse several times and thought I am about to open my gift!! It is so true that children are a gift, I have no idea why I've been blessed with two but I will be forever grateful.

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My heart could literally explode. I love these people so so much, I really think love is not a big enough word for how I feel about them. P.S. I bet my rockstar hubster didn't think he would be delivering my baby when we met 13 years ago πŸ˜‰ I still am so proud of him, he was just an incredible labor coach and he was so calm and collected.

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A girl needs her accessories πŸ™‚

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I know I am biased but she is so gorgeous! I LOVE her perfect face!

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I can not imagine doing life without this boy. He's an incredible Daddy and he really is my best friend. He knows how crunchy I am, and crazy too and yet he still likes me. How did I get so lucky?

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My babies:) I wish they would stay little forever. Feels like I was meeting Bean just yesterday and here he is, a big brother. I know I will blink and Cupcake will be 3 ::sigh::.

I am really enjoying my maternity leave! I hope you are all having a great summer so far, I know Tabitha has been super busy so if you want photos before July be sure to shoot her an email!

~B

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It’s a GIRL! {Toledo Birth Photographer}

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The birth story for this one is epic, one for the books. Because she came so quickly some of the photos are via iphone, and from my hubsy. This is a birth story (not too graphic) but still it's personal. If you don't want to read or view photos please move on to another post! πŸ™‚ For you birth junkies you will love it!

 

2am Bean comes into my room to wake me up, he likes to know I'm in the house. I walk with him back to his room and I tucked him in, kissed him goodnight. Normally I head back to my room asap because I'm pooped but on this night I lingered. I was looking at his precious curls and the curve of his cheeks, his perfect lips and eyelashes. I was feeling swooney over how lucky I am to be his mommy. I wondered how much longer it would be just us. I kissed him one more time before going back to bed.

I couldn't fall asleep. I'd been having insomnia for a couple weeks where I would wake up at 2ish and just be awake for an hour or more. I felt too tired to read (and I love reading so it usually wakes me up) so I decided to play games on my phone until I got tired.

 

2:47 I felt something. A contraction? A cramp? Maybe I just need to go to the restroom.

2:50 hm..there it is again.

2:57……3:03…..3:07…..3:09……3:11……3:19….Ok I don't know what this is. Totally inconsistent and really in my back, not where I would expect. I'm timing them on my phone, they are averaging 4 mins but again these feelings aren't consistently apart, even the length is everywhere. 30 sec, 1 1/2 min, 2 min, 10 sec. Plus all the contractions were in my back, which I didn't expect. (I now know she was posterior).

 

4am Hubinator hears me breathing. "Are you ok?" "yeh" what's going on?" "I dunno,??"…silence for a couple of feelings. "I think you're in labor." "You think so?" "I think we need to pack and you should call your mom." They're now averaging 3ish minutes.

I attempt to pack, my body is moving slowly. I'm uncomfortable but not in pain. I'm calm, breathing, relaxed. I was feeling open and accepting of whatever the day would bring. Still I realize I for some reason can't physically move the suitcase. I decide to call my mom since picking up a phone doesn't seem impossible.

 

4:30 I call my mom. "Hey mom." "Hey honey, are you in labor?" "I think so but I'm not sure." "well whats going on?" "well I might be having contractions but they're really inconsistent." "ok I'll pack my stuff and come on over." (There may have been more to this conversation but I don't remember. I decide to go back upstairs to try to pack. Now they are averaging about 1 1/2 mins. Somewhere in here I texted Rachel to tell her I may be in labor? I wanted my essential oil expert in case it got unbearable.

 

4:40? I called Tabitha and told her we had to leave right away. They were a few seconds apart at this point, but I still somehow thought we would make it to the hospital.

 

4:47 I texted my mom please hurry….at this point they were coming every other second or so. I was beginning to worry we wouldn't make it. Meanwhile Hubsyis still packing and calling the midwives and the doula and my parents.

 

4:50ish? Tranisition started, contractions were one on top of another, double peaking, lengths were still all crazy. Hub came in and I said "We are not going to make it, we are having this baby here….why aren't they stopping? They just keep going no break" Hub knelt down and cradled me and said "You're doing great, this is going to be over really soon and you're doing just fine." I felt myself relax further into my body when he said that. He got up I'm not sure what all he was doing because he was doing so much.

4:55ish? My parents come racing in the house. My Dad asked if we had called an ambulance, which we hadn't. The thought never occurred to us. At this point I was nearing the end of transition, I screamed for the last twoish or so contractions, that pressure in my back was really difficult to breathe through at this point.

 

4:58am And then I felt her move suddenly down. I said "this baby is coming right now!" So my mom helped me crawl into the bathroom. I asked her to turn on the water in the tub. I was still somewhat in denial, I thought if I got in the tub I could maybe slow labor down so I would get to the hospital, I simultaneously thought it would make pushing feel better. I also said call Tabitha, we need photos. My mom said "that is not going to happen." Hub came racing in. I knew my dad was coming over so I had put pajama pants on (during transition) because I didn't want my dad seeing me in underwear haha. So Hubs and my mom got my jams off and her head was coming out already, that's when my water broke. With two contractions back to back (about a minute and a half?Maybe less?) she was here. I was upright on my knees (trying to climb into the tub still haha) and so I really didn't feel like I pushed, at least not consciously. I felt my body just did everything for me. First contraction I yelled "Mommy this hurts way more than I thought it would!" With the second contraction I yelled "Lord Jesus get this child out of me!"  I had all the pressure in my back, so no ring of fire or anything like that.

 

5am (I know this because of the timestamp on my photos) My mom and Hubsy caught her and I was facing the tub and didn't see her. Hub said "It's a girl, we have a daughter!!" "I said we do? Grab the camera!!!" He somehow got photos and videos of her at just seconds old. He was so so calm and collected. They helped to turn me around and I looked at her and she immediately wanted to nurse.

 

He ran downstairs to get my dad and they covered me so he could come in. We all were sitting in a heaping crying pile on the floor and I got to introduce my daughter.

 

5:15 the EMTS arrived, Hub had called them at some point. They waited to examiner her until she finished nursing….she didn't finish for three hours but she did take a break about forty minutes later. They didn't worry about her airways since she was nursing so well. The placenta had come out on it's own so they got that when I stood up and they cut her cord (so she got all of her blood from her placenta).

 

6am Cupcake was still nursing but I didn't think she would stop so I stood up, got re-dressed the rest of the way and walked downstairs to the gurney. They transported us to St.Vincents to be checked out by my midwife. I felt fine so I really thought we could have driven ourselves or skip at that point but I figured I should see my midwife.

So that's her story, to the best of my memory. It was chaotic and I was so focused on my breathing and really the only thoughts in my head were preparation thoughts about packing and calling who needed to be called and making sure Bean was taken care of.

Thankfully my light sleeper Bean slept through the whole thing until I pulled away in the ambulance. He woke up literally as we pulled away and came to the hospital right away.

 

7am Bean met his best buddy for life , Cupcake. :))

 

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Hubby did a great job!!

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Meeting my precious girl πŸ™‚

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Seriously about two minutes old. This girl makes a statement when she arrives and she arrives hungry! I may have a sassafras on my hands πŸ™‚

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This expression is me thinking "what just happened?!?!".

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Iphone photos courtesy of my Daddy πŸ™‚

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Here is where Tabitha's work starts πŸ™‚ Thankfully she met us at the hospital and was able to capture all the sweet moments of everyone meeting her πŸ™‚

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I could not be more grateful to God for this boy. Everyday my affection grows deeper for him, and he was an amazing birth coach. The fact that he had confidence in me made all the difference in the world. He's an incredible Dad to our babes and bonus he's easy on the eyes.

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Finally after she was an hour and a half old he got to hold his "sweet baby girl" as he calls her. This was all it took for him to be wrapped around her tiny finger.

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She was so calm during her apgar.

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Marveling at our new beauty, so grateful for the experience and a healthy girl.

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My first real good look at her since she was always nursing!!

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Big Brother Bean totally ready for his world to change. He prayed for an entire year for a girl baby:)

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He was very excited that she was a girl!

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He said his favorite thing about her were her tiny cuticles on her nails hehe. I LOVE toddler talk.

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I think besides Cupcake actually being born this was my other favorite moment of the day. I am just so blessed to have two healthy babes, I truly don't take that for granted.

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My precious girl, I had waited so so long to cuddle that sweetheart,

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He was very proud of that sticker.

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Some of the entourage/birth team. Finally getting their chance to get a good look at her.

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Bean was equally excited about Cupcake as the shower in the room πŸ™‚ PS I love how Poppi holds his new grandbabies πŸ™‚

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Poppi comforting his new girl during another exam.

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I missed that boy like crazy the second he left. I really just wanted us all home!

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Me with my birth coach πŸ™‚ I love that this experience only made me fall in love all over again. He is always there when I need him, and he's always strong for me.

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The rest of the entourage arriving πŸ™‚ We are growing by leaps and bounds these days.

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Trying to relay the story πŸ™‚ They were all quite shocked!

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My nephew was born two weeks (to the day) before Cupcake.

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He did NOT want to take a picture πŸ™‚

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My sweet friend drove 90 minutes just to get a peek at her. :)) I am loved.

 

My sweet beautiful Cupcake. We prayed and waited a year for you. Finally the day came when that test had a plus sign and we just praised God. We still had to wait another 38 weeks to meet you but I knew you were meant to be part of our family. You have added so much joy and love to our family already. We love you more than you will ever know.

~Mommy

 

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