I've been slacking on the blogging hardcore. BUT this sweet session was much too good to hold in! Ethan is finally here! I remember emailing back and forth with Deb right after she found out she was pregnant, and all of the emotions that come along with a positive test after suffering a really hard miscarriage. While her story is much crazier than most, miscarriage is pretty darn common (one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, and I've experienced one myself). I so admire the peace and genuine excitement she expressed for this little boy far before he was physically here, despite all of the other stuff going on in her heart.
And, finally getting to meet him last week and seeing the joy on everyone's faces was literally like cracking the door to heaven and peering inside. There is nothing like the atmosphere in a home that is welcoming a rainbow baby. Everything feels a little extra special, because this perfect little gift and that sweet baby smell could have just as easily not been present. The genuine thankfulness is beautiful. Little boy, you are so loved and cherished, and I can't wait to see the amazing person you grow into.
But enough of the words, because you're here for the pictures, and MAN this handsome little guy doesn't disappoint. Enjoy some of my favorites from Ethan's in-home newborn session!