Raylan Ottis

I have always wanted a home birth. And I use the word “always” fairly loosely as I always swore I would never have children until I married Daniel:) When I got pregnant with Amira I was dead set on having a home birth experience, because I grew up in a...

Autumn Elizabeth

Friday the 13th, a massive thunderstorm, and a full moon. How could I not go into labor?? This is what I jokingly told my mom when I talked to her on the phone on Thursday, June 12th. Of course, I thought I was joking since I hadn’t noticed any signs of impending...

The Birth of Daxton

“The best laid plans often go astray”. Those words couldn’t be truer when it comes to the pregnancy and birth of my second son, Daxton. In October of 2012, Matt and I made a huge decision – we were going to move to Texas. Both of our families lived on the west...