Category Archives: childbirth

A beautiful beginning: Ruby Rebecca’s birth story.

The last few days since I asked for prayers for my friends, Doug and Alex, the number one response has been: “How can life be SO cruel to one family?” It’s a question that we shall never know the answer to but we will never stop asking. They’ve faced so much loss together that it’s […]

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Happy birthday big boy! More coming soon for this special birth! Love, Melanie

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A Beautiful Beginning: Bridget Katherine’s Birth Story

This sweet little baby girl arrived between the holidays instead of after, like she was supposed to! Starting with a morning water break and a day full induction with little progress, we thought for sure sheโ€™d wait until morning to be born. I had only been home from the last birth a few hours and juuuust climbed […]

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A Beautiful Beginning {Keira Isabelle’s Birth Story.}

It’s officially a trend now for the Mertz births where Kelly is slow to progress then boom, she’s compete. Uh, we knew this was a thing. We talked about it being a thing. Then when she went from “she’s still 4cm” to a few minutes later, “actually, she’s complete and getting ready to push.” I […]

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