An unexpected and precious gift was given to our dear friends in the form of two beautiful babies. Kellyn and Grant welcomed August James and Ivy Elizabeth into their family on June 21st. Kellyn had the labor she had so hoped for and gave birth naturally to her babies in the hospital with her midwife-friend by her side, her husband to uphold her, and a whole crowd of awestruck hospital staff looking on. 

The birth of these little ones has completely changed their family, but Kellyn and Grant have taken every bit of it in stride. Double the sleep deprivation, double the diaper changes, double the feedings and snuggles and hardships and joys. 

August and Ivy, you are the most wonderful of surprises. Welcome to the world, sweet babies. I am loving watching you grow.