Traverse City Born

It’s been just over two months since our daughter, Cordelia, was born in Traverse City. Normally it wouldn’t matter where a child is born, but for us this is significant. Alex is from Indiana, I am from Upper Michigan–so having Cordelia born in the middle of these points in fitting. It seems like our entire relationship has been based off of meeting in the middle; dating, marriage, starting a business together, and then moving to Traverse City. It feels like everything has come together at the right time.

Cordelia (Cora for short) was born on December 16th, 2015 at 12:30pm. She was ten days over due, but born healthy. She was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches long.

We are so thankful for our experience at Munson Medical Center, especially since we didn’t know what to expect with child birth. The nurses and doctors (from Grand Traverse Women’s Clinic) were incredible, kind, and helpful. We can not thank them enough for the safe and healthy delivery of Cordelia.

When we found out I was pregnant we contacted Nicole Murphy Photography immediately to book her for our birth photographer. We’ve followed her work for years and knew the importance of having someone there to capture the first moments of life. She captured so many precious, real moments–and for that we are forever grateful. She went beyond being just a photographer; she was a friend who we could talk to, she was a coach reminding me to breath through the pain, she was helpful with the whole process…she was invaluable.

Here’s just a glimpse into our birth story. It was a emotion packed, love filled day. Enjoy. -Jen and Alex

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Being a small business owner means never truly having a day off. The image below is Alex working on some client images just hours before Cordelia was born.

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So exhausted, yet so much love at this very moment.

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We immediately called our family to let her know that she was here in the world and tell them her name.

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