After Years of Infertility, This Family Welcomes 2 Babies in 15 Months, and You Can Feel the Raw Emotion
Families are formed in the most miraculous ways. After suffering from infertility for five years, Lauren and Jake adopted their eldest child, a beautiful boy they named Edison. Six months later, as luck would have it, Lauren learned she was pregnant. It was considered a miracle — something she never thought would happen. In the span of 15 months, the family would go from heartache to hearts overflowing with happiness and love. From a family of two to a family of four.
To capture the moment they became a complete family, Lauren and Jake called on San Clemente, CA, photographer Kirsten Tyrrel to photograph the delivery. As with the rest of their story, the delivery quickly took an unexpected route as a routine epidural didn't take and Lauren was forced to have a natural birth.
"Looking at the photos of Lauren in such pain and also seeing her pain reflected on her sister and husband's faces still makes me cry," Kirsten said. "I was holding back my sympathetic tears through the whole thing and desperately wanted to do anything to make her suffering stop. I felt so traitorous holding my camera and not doing anything for her!"
But Lauren did it and welcomed baby Everett into the world to make Edison a big brother and make their family whole. See the beautiful photos of Everett's birth and the raw emotions on Lauren, Jake, and their families' faces in the following photos.