Blog Category : Heart Babies

The Thompsons

June 03, 2015

The next three sessions you will see from me on here all have a connection to me in some way for three different reasons.  The Thompsons are the first.  Their connection?  Their son has a Congenital Heart Defect. That’s not it.  It’s so much more than that.  Because our kids are so much more than their… Read More

Maryn | “Heart Baby”

September 25, 2014

From the time Joellen stepped out of the car until we were saying our goodbyes, we swapped Mom stories.  I felt like I already knew her.  We had so much to talk about, so in between shots we were talking NON-stop.  We talked about our deliveries up in the Cleveland Clinic Special Delivery Unit.  Common… Read More

Crew | 1st Birthday Party

August 23, 2014

“His heart sounded like a train before his surgery.  And one night when I was praying for God to give me a sign that he was going to be ok…I heard a train.  We’ve lived here 5 years and I have never heard a train before.  Fitting, because he is our little engine that could…”… Read More

Crew | 1-Year

August 04, 2014

I can’t believe little Crew, “Crew-Man,” is one.  He was our youngest participant on “Owen’s Fighters” last year at the Congenital Heart Walk.  At a month old, Crew was there in support of our Owen.  The crazy thing was, he could have had his own team.  (If you haven’t read his story yet, you need… Read More

Angelina | “Heart Baby”

May 04, 2014

I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like when one of my friends gave birth to a heart baby.  I knew the day would come, with Congenital Heart Defects affecting 1 in 100 babies.  First, was my friend and client, Cyndi, who gave birth to Crew. Less than a week after I got… Read More

Daniel | “Heart Baby”

November 19, 2013

“Heart Babies” are what I’ve been calling these little ones who will be needing or have already had open-heart surgery.  Before I became pregnant with Owen, I went my entire life without ever meeting one.  With 1 out of every 100 babies being born with some sort of congenital heart defect, you would think I… Read More

Crew | “Heart Baby”

November 06, 2013

I was completely caught off guard on August 6th.  A client, turned friend, just gave birth to her baby boy, Crew, two days before.  My husband and I had been doing the, “Did you see the latest pics of Crew on Facebook?” routine as we kept each other up to speed on this new arrival… Read More

The Crichtons

July 30, 2013

You may recognize this family from a session last summer.  For me, they’re a family I will never forget.   It was last summer and I sent Emily an email telling her about my week.  We had just gotten a pretty heavy diagnosis for Owen and I was having a rough couple of days.  Rarely… Read More