Mom, Dad and little boy #1 and I had met back in February or March to discuss birth photography and all that it entails. When they booked me I was super excited because I just loved the experience I had last summer with my first birth photography session and I couldn’t wait to do it again!
Mom was due July 27 with baby boy #2. I checked in with mom as time got closer just to see how she was doing. She ended up going 4 days past her due date but it was the third night that I think prompted things to progress. Mom had sent me an email to let me know what was going on and to tell me that she didn’t feel confident this baby was coming any time soon… Well, 1:30 am the next day things started going.
Mom is a LD nurse and has all kinds of knowledge about this labor stuff and what she was feeling wasn’t consistent enough to head to The Birth Cottage in Milford just yet. I received a phone call from Dad round 7:50 am Tuesday morning letting me know they were on their way. I had some things to wrap up before I could head over. When I got to the cottage around 8:28 I decided to take a picture of the outside of the building because the lighting at the time was gorgeous. Had I known how close she was to having the baby I would have ran inside because at 8:30 Baby H was born!
When I walked into their room I couldn’t believe my eyes. Mom was holding baby in her hands and just laughed. I guess they were there for only 5-8 minutes before she had him. If they waited any longer she could have had him in their bright orange van on the side of highway!
Regardless of the fact that I missed the actual birth I was able to capture the other details of their morning.
The morning when they went from a family of 3 to a family of 4.
One of the midwives scolded Dad and told him he should have made her come earlier!
It’s a tradition to put the feet of any baby born in the room on the wall. Baby H got his foot prints right next to Big Brother G.
Big Brother comes to meet his baby brother.
He’s in love just like everyone else!
Grandma holding Baby H for the first time.
When I left the plan was that Big Brother was going home with Grandma and Mom and Dad were going to nap with Baby H.
I was later told that Mom didn’t get much of a nap because she was too excited!
I certainly can’t argue with that!