A rainbow baby is a baby born shortly after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in infancy. This term is given to these special rainbow babies because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving us hope of what's to come.
Kayleys mom experienced more loss than any person ever should along the path to be a mother. I admire this woman with my whole heart and know without question that Kayley was the answers to her daily prayers.
"I believe that our babies choose us to be their parents. The baby chooses their time and method of conception, the length of their pregnancy and the time and method of their birth. It is up to us as their parents to listen to their needs and assist them on their journey. If a baby leaves us sooner than we'd like, as in miscarriage or stillbirth, it is tragic and life changing for us. However, it was not something within our control. I believe that soul will choose us again, when the time is right to be born and to live and thrive."
— Deena Blumenfeld of Shining Light Prenatal
I have had the pleasure of getting to know this gorgeous woman from the start of her pregnancy as we met because she came to see me for prenatal massage. (Yes, being a Massage Therapist was my first career) Through our massage sessions and her maternity session, I have became very intrigued with her story and her passion to be a mom. Why I got chosen to be there through these special moments in her life, I may never truly know but I will never take for granted. Watching her journey gave me so much hope for all the parents out there who have walked in her shoes.
With a newborn session that was so long awaited I made sure to capture every part of her little being. All the little details are the most easy for your mind to let go of, even when you think you will remember. I always try to snap a few shots of the little things. This sweet miracle baby has the most perfect little fingers and toes and just a little bit of hair on her tiny head.
There are so many beautiful quotes that so perfectly describe what I wanted to say in this post so here is another of my favorites.
"NO ONE ELSE WILL EVER KNOW THE STRENGTH OF MY LOVE FOR YOU. AFTER ALL, YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS WHAT MY HEART SOUNDS LIKE FROM THE INSIDE."
The amount of love that miss Kayley is and will continue to be given is beyond words. I am so happy for this gorgeous little duo and I look forward to future sessions where I will get to see her continue to grow.
Congratulations Nicole, wishing you and Kayley all the best in the beautiful journey of life that awaits you both.