the birth of Hadassah Lee [in photos]

Thanks for all of your sweet encouragement and support yesterday! Sharing Haddie Lee’s birth publicly was both a challenge and an honor. I hoped and prayed that it would hit well in the all the right spots for those reading. I appreciate the feedback and kind words more than you know.

Lora put together this slide show for us, with some of her favorite moments from the day. I received the disk full of hundreds of photos over the weekend, and it turns out her slide show selections are still my favorite. She captured our journey so well.

The song is my husband’s. It’s entitled, There Awaits a Throne. I walked down the aisle to it at our wedding, and it seemed fitting to put behind these images of our baby queen entering our world. I hope you enjoy.

26 thoughts on “the birth of Hadassah Lee [in photos]”

  1. Thanks for sharing these photos with us. What a beautiful, messy, crazy, emotion-filled birth! I have to say I think my favorite one is the one with tears on your cheeks, not because you’re in pain, but WOW. What love.

  2. In tears yet again….I think I may start waiting until after work hours to read your blog post, lol! Congrats again to the Kincaid crew!

  3. Well if that wasn’t the most perfect slideshow of photos I’ve ever seen! Beautiful Rachael, just beautiful! Don’t tell Chris, but towards the end I had to turn down the music some so that I didn’t completely burst into tears while at work. :) Congrats again you two!

  4. What an amazing birth story, what amazing photos, what an amazing song!! You are so blessed and thank you for being real, raw and vulnerable with all of us and sharing these moments! They’re so so beautiful.

  5. I know I don’t comment often, but have been reading your blog for a few years now. Just wanted to thank you for sharing your story, and the precious, intimate moments that was her birth. It was beautiful. Congratulations to your family.

  6. So beautiful. Congratulations on your precious #6, a lovely girl. And on your VBAC.

    Really wish I had photos of my son’s homebirth. Maybe for the next baby.

  7. way to go lil’ mama!! i LOVE seeing your sweet family grow rachael. this slideshow brought tears to my eyes! thank you for sharing with the online/faraway/old friend/people-who-look-up-to-you community that cheers your lot on from wherever we are! heaps of blessings on you all : )

  8. We don’t know each other at all, I stumbled on your blog a couple of years ago, but congratulations on your sweet Haddie (I LOVE the name). I have delivered two children and have twins on the way and before seeing this slideshow honestly never would have considered having my labor and delivery photographed. This changed my mind. I cried the ugly kind of tears watching this. What a precious, beautiful way to capture a precious, beautiful life entering this world! Thank you for sharing all that you do.

  9. Rachael, you make me want to have 10 more babies!! I am so happy for your amazing vbac. Thank you for sharing your beautiful birth story. I especially loved the pics of the toddlers with you. Much love to you and your family my friend. <3

  10. this has me in tears and a huge smile on my face. the excitement and anticipation of bringing our son into this world in January is just that much more heightened from watching/reading her birth story! I see the pictures of your girls with you, and just know that my Eden will be the same! oh congratulations love!!!!

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