A Birth Blessing

A friend once gave me a beautiful blessing before my first birth, and I recently found it tucked away in a pile of papers from 2012. I wanted to share it with you, along with some gorgeous photos that were taken by artist Lisa Gendron of Agroterra Birth. You can read more about Lisa next week (her doula piece is coming out!!!!), but before that, take a look at some of these moments caught during my maternity photo session:

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Looking at what she was able to get on film, she truly captured how I feel pregnant and how I feel with Addie. There is just connection. Love. Deeply rooted in me, who I was meant to be: Mom.

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These moments speak more than what I could write about- they’re more than an embrace in a picture, they’re my vulnerabilities about myself and motherhood and being a woman unfolding and melting away. They’re they inspiration on harder days. They’re the sunshine in the rain.

Thank you, Lisa, for your love, compassion and for sharing your incredible talents as a photographer and friend.

A Birth Blessing,
by Shiloh Sophia McCloud


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May your body Be STRONG.
Your womb Be OPEN.
Your mind Be PEACE.
Your support Be WISE.
Your birth Be WELL.

…and if you can’t get enough of Lisa’s amazing work, check out her Birth and Photography sites!


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58 Responses to A Birth Blessing

  1. lilly ink

    These are beautiful. You (and you daughter) are beautiful. So much love and joy. Great, great expectations soon to be fulfilled.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Look at how radiant you look! I love the photos.

  3. Awe, so beautiful!!! I especially love that last one – very pretty!
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  4. Wow! Your photography session was amazing. I love the picture of you and your little one snuggling together and the Black and White picture of you in the lace dress. Incredible.
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  5. brett

    you are radiant, lady!! i glowed when pregnant, but it was sweat. not radiance.

    and your daughter is scrumptious. love these photos, thank you for sharing!

  6. You look amazingly beautiful in these pictures. The photographer did a great job. There’s something about a pregnant woman that just evokes this strong feeling of warmth and happiness, and you already looked so happy in the pictures. These are really great. Congratulations on your upcoming birth! I look forward to reading about the new addition to your family!
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  7. What beautiful pictures! You look amazing, and little Addie is a doll!
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  8. These pictures are so beautiful. You look just beautiful, and your daughter is cute as a button.
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  9. These are lovely pictures. The photographer did a great job capturing you and your beautiful daughter.
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  10. These are beautiful photos. I love the blessing, too.
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  11. Jenna Wood

    I’ve been catching glimpses of these shots on your social feed- too precious! It looks like you truly were meant to be a mom!

  12. such beautiful portraits! I love that you included Adelaide! Not many do that in their pregnancy photos. But I think that makes these even more unique and cherished.
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  13. Beautiful documentation of your pregnancy and motherhood. I wish I had done this with my own kids. What a wonderful keepsake!
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  14. You look absolutely stunning. Beautiful words at the end.
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  15. Those photos are so great – I know you’ll cherish them forever! And that blessing is beautiful.
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  16. That is a beautiful blessing. You look fantastic!
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  17. Pam

    What beautiful pictures. I love the ones of you and your daughter.

  18. These shots are absolutely stunning! You look look gorgeous and the photo of you and your daughter are precious! What a wonderful moment caught there!
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  19. What great photos and memories she was able to capture for you!! I love how happy both of you look!
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  20. Wow, she really did capture full emotion in her photos. People that can do that are truly talented!
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  21. She did do a wonderful job with the photo shoot. You were so smart to get one when you were expecting. I have so few pics of when I was, wising now that there were more!
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  22. What a photo session!! You are glowing!
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  23. These are just beautiful! I had photos taken when pregnant a couple of times and just love all that they capture!

  24. You look like how I wish I felt, ;) . I’ve been so very hot and uncomfortable at 30 weeks here.
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  25. katrina g

    those photos rock. i love the bare belly photos

  26. These pictures are so beautiful!! I love that you didn’t touch up your stretch marks either because those make the picture so real.
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  27. What cute photo’s! I wish I had maternity photo’s when I was pregnant with my 5 kids. What a great way to remember.
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  28. So so beautiful!! Wishing you all the peace.
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  29. What gorgeous pictures, you’re right. Every birth is a blessing. :D

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