Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dyllan's Birth Story, by Photograph


This was a project I had wanted to do for months since seeing a few other birth stories told by photograph.  I had asked Paul if he would be up for playing the dual role of part-time photographer/supporting husband during labor (and of course told him that I might change my mind about him taking time out for photos at any time - Paul balanced both of these roles beautifully).  I'm so glad we did this because it makes my Baby Girl Dyllan's birth that much more memorable and poignant to look back on.

23 comments:

Ann said...

What a beautiful pictorial story.

You look majestically noble and beautiful.

Felicitations!

Jared and Karlee Barleen said...

Amazing. She is beautiful. Congratulations.

Janalee said...

a) LOVE that dress to the absolute core. have I seen it before?

b) those are such sweet pictures. my favorites are the second to the last -you can just feel the mood- and the one Taya hugging you and her little undies are showing.

c)it goes from pained to calm and happy in 10 seconds flat. (well for us readers)

The Young's said...

Oh my gosh...I loved this. Hope you are all settling in and doing well.

fivemonkeys said...

What a great way to tell Dyllan's birth. Loved the pics... Dyllan is beautiful and we can't wait to meet her. Thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Caitlyn said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great idea and thanks for sharing! Taya looks like a proud little sister. You look absolutely fabulous!

Jen said...

You look fantastic! What a sweet story:) I hope to get to meet Dyllan, too! Seeing your parents in those pictures makes me miss them! I sure do love them! Tell them hi for me:)

Davis family said...

WOW!! That is fabulous! You look so beautiful. Congratulations!!

whitney said...

oh she's so precious! i LOVE the birth story by pictures... way to go breanne on the delivery... you totally rock.

Melanie and Jarom said...

Way Cool. Way to go Breanne- you seriously are my hero. I can't wait to meet little Dyllan...

Bekka said...

Congrats again mama! I loved this idea. What a beautiful tribute to motherhood, pregnancy, and labor.

Annie said...

I love how the pictures really do tell the story. Way to brave the camera during such an intense time!

Lauren said...

I love the picture story. Thanks for sharing and congratulations.

P.S. I don't like seeing you in pain! It makes me sad.

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paula said...

Love it, congrats. Thanks for sharing. I love the picture of Taya holding the baby, so proud to be the big sister.

Jessica said...

I love those and what a wonderful way to keep that memory!

Sarita Serup said...

Rockin' idea, Breanne. As usual, you look amazing before, during, and after! I love seeing your mom and dad there-- how nice they are so close. Taya looks like such an excited and proud big sister. Love to you and all.

Christy said...

I love the pictures! I regret not having picturs of my labor with Parker. But I wasn't dressed as modestly as you were ;)

I want to hear details though!! I hope to get to hear the full story sometime.

Shannon said...

Awesome and Beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes...the background music probably helped!

Jen said...

Breanne, I love love love the picture of you looking straight at the camera holding Dyllan right after she was born -- that and the one, it looks like she's nursing and you're looking in the camera. You look so triumphant, knowing what you had just conquered. I love all of the pictures though -- and I do love that dress.

(My background music is "Billy Jean is not my lover". haha)

Karin said...

Congratulations! Beautiful pictures...beautiful little girl!

Emily said...

A picture is truly worth a thousand words because this brought me to tears. This is so beautiful. What a great way to document Dyllan's arrival.

Oh, and love the picture of you resting your head on the bed. Classic!