Hatley Doe || SE Portland

Under the light of a thousand stars this sweet babe was born.  The stroke just after midnight, late and entirely on her own terms.  She has the same milky breath I remember my babies having, the same lower lip quiver when she cries, the same innocence that makes this world a better place.  New parenthood is overwhelming, exhausting, relentless.  And it gets worse and it gets better. However, they are in for so much joy.  So much.  A new kind that I have no words to describe- but it is as palpable as it is indescribable.

I was so honored to witness this little trio, 6 days fresh out of the womb.  Cuddling and awe gazing at each other.  Congratulations Levi & Lauren, you did good.