It’s 6:27 A.m….I just returned from my cousins house and from photographing her home-birth. She asked me a couple months back if I would be interested in doing this, and though I am no photographer, I accepted.
I am so pleased she was able to do this. She wanted this experience with all her heart and at 2 weeks over due and a checkup yesterday saying that she would have to be induced this morning, it looked grim. She was dissapointed but keeping a good chin up.
At 2:30 I recieved a phone call from her saying her contractions were 5 minutes apart, byt he time I arrived about 20 minutes later, they were already 1 minute apart.
She was a trooper. She really did very well and he husband was an excellent partner in the whole ordeal. The midwife and her assistant showed up in the nic of time to help usher the baby boy into this world at 4:27.
I hope the picyures I took capture the moment of everything.
For now i will be editing etc and I have a full coffee cup to do so with. My children will be awake shortly which mean I need to get oatmeal on.
Seeing a new baby brought into the world is truly a mind blowing experience. One minute it’s a thought and th next, there they are, wrinkled, naked and hungry.
Not a bad way to start the day.