To understand this question, you have to think hard about what birth means to you. What do you picture when you think of a woman hard at work to labor and deliver her baby? Most people might have words that come to mind like: loud, messy, personal, revealing. Although I will not deny that it can very much be those things, it is also so much more. It is a husband witnessing his wife do one of the hardest things she has ever done. The rollercoaster of emotions that are experienced through labor and as soon as that baby takes its first breath. The tears that fall from some of the most stoic dads as they lay eyes on the plump and squirming being that feels like appeared out of nowhere. The strength that a woman goes through as she breathes and manages her pain and all of the work her body does to allow her to see and feel and hear her baby for the first time. It is loud, but peaceful... messy, but miraculous, personal, but prevailing... revealing, but remarkable... and so much more.
Such powerful emotions and moments all wrapped up into a whirlwind of a day. Believe or not, no mater how long labor was, before you know it that sweet baby you have been craving to meet will be in your arms. You'll be looking down, amazed at how it was even possible to create and carry such a perfect little being. How can you possibly commemorate such an amazing day? Sure, you'll remember basic memories of how the day went on, what time your baby was born, how much they weighed, who was there. How about the tear that feel from your face when your baby cried for the first time. The tiny fingernails that grew while in your womb on those itty bitty hands. The small or large patch (or none!) of hair that graces the tender head that molded miraculously in order to enter this world. The way your husband nervously takes a hold and truly stares at your baby for the first time. These are the moments that take your breath away. These are the moments that should be captured so that you can relive that day over and over.