Sugar Pictures & Birth Story

Birth Story

The music is “With My Own Hands” by Jack Johnson and Ben Harper, from the Curious George soundtrack.

21 Responses to “Sugar Pictures & Birth Story”

  1. Aimee says:

    She’s just beautiful! I’m so proud of you! I know from experience how hard this is! She resembles Bud in that first picture.

    Many Blessings to all of you,

  2. melissa says:

    You look amazing Rachel! I love the slideshow and cried while watching. I am so proud of you!

  3. Ryan says:

    Praise God! Congrats guys. I’m glad everything went well.

  4. Laura says:

    Wow. I’ve watched the slideshow about three times and tear up every time. Life is amazing–which makes our God indescribable. May He receive glory through Sugar’s life! By the way, who sings that song you have synced with the slideshow?

  5. Jessica says:

    What a beautiful day! Congratulations on a sweet addition to your family!

  6. congrats supers!! we’re so excited for you and glad that all went as planned at home! hope we can run across your beautiful family sometime soon.

  7. Laura says:

    Okay, maybe I’m an idiot. Just saw your note about the music below the photos.

  8. rachel says:

    No Laura, you are no idiot. Thomas added that after you asked.

  9. Ella says:

    Congratulations!!! Superhuman Mama!!!

  10. Kalli says:

    I have not seen the pics of your beautiful daughter yet but I will the next chance I get. Your birth story of Sugar is really so sweet. I’m so glad you were peaceful and comfortable and strong in your own home. Peace and Blessings to your sweet little family.

  11. Brandy says:

    I was deeply moved by your stories and pictures. Congratulations!

  12. amy says:

    She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!!

  13. Sally says:

    What a precious little gift! I too teared up for the slideshow. I love seeing that overwhelmed look in Rachel’s eyes as she cried (I remember feeling it). …That look of “Is this Real?” You love that girl, I can see it!!
    We love you guys and are thrilled for your new life!!!
    P.s. Way to go!!!! Haven’t had a chance to read the birth story…working on it! At least I already know the end product…and it looks like a great one!!!

  14. jerod says:

    yeah! happy birthday annalise!

  15. Erica Steele says:

    YAY! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures!

  16. Eric Axelson says:

    AWESOME story. Home births ROCK. She is beautiful. Congrats!!!

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  18. Bahngmi says:

    She is super super beautiful and Rachel! you are so brave and great.I am so proud of you.

  19. Lacy says:

    She’s beautiful!!!! Praise God for little girls! Rachel, I’m glad you got your girl. The delivery looked awesome. You are my hero. Love ya’ll.

  20. Kalli says:

    Yay! I was finally able to see your wonderful slideshow. I loved so many of the pictures but seeing Bud touching her sweet little fingers is just too precious! Y’all have a beautiful and sweet little family. ~Kalli

  21. Mama Wolf says:

    I never looked that good after birthing a baby!! Be blessed!!!