I almost missed this birth! Mama went from 4.5cm to 9.5 in less than an hour. When she hit 10cm she called me and I bolted for the car. When I arrived in the hospital room after having my car valeted and having to be screed for COVID they were all set up and ready for Mom to start pushing. Mom pushed one time and baby arrived! It’s a good thing I didn’t hit any traffic on my way in.
This family has 3 beautiful little girls at home. I’ve at the joy of photographing all of them since birth. This family decided to wait until the baby was born to find out if it was a boy or girl. Surprise genders are always fun!! This one was extra exciting as you can tell even the nurses were jumping up and down in excitement after finding out it’s a boy.
This was also my first birth I was permitted to attend post-COVID (not that we are done with COVID, but for right now the hospitals are lifting restrictions slightly). It felt so good to be able to be a part of this family’s major milestone. What a privilege.