Happy Valentine’s Day! What a perfect day to share this little guy’s birth story. After all, the love parents have for their children is one of the greatest loves ever. It was a privilege to be among those welcoming baby A into this world. I can hardly believe it was four months ago!
Little A has a pretty awesome birth story, I’d say. His mama contacted me months in advance. She and her husband knew they would be moving to the area and wanted to make sure and find a birth photographer to capture the big moments and little details surrounding the birth of their first child. Even though I had plans to be out of town the weekend before her due date, this mama had a good feeling and decided to take her chances. Fast forward to the week before… We were in the middle of one of the busiest hurricane seasons we’ve seen here on the Gulf Coast in quite a while. A tropical storm quickly turned into Hurricane Nate, and I canceled my out of town plans. It’s a good thing, too. Because wouldn’t you know — this mama went into labor the night Nate made landfall! Thankfully it was a relatively small hurricane and blew out quickly. The sun was shining by the time I went to the hospital that afternoon. Labor was long, though this mama stayed strong the entire time. She had her birth plan in place and stuck to it. With the help and support of her amazing husband and dedicated doula, she managed a natural birth without pain medication. Having done the same with my youngest, I couldn’t praise her enough for the wonderful job she did. Such a strong little man for his super strong mama and super proud daddy.
I’m so excited to share a glimpse of little A’s birth story with you. Please join me in welcoming him. This love story is full of preparation, anticipation, anxiousness, excitement, struggle (some pain), and ultimately overwhelming joy. Fair warning… there are a bit more photos than usual, since I had a difficult time choosing which parts of the story to share. 😉 You’ll get to hear more about this awesome family and see some more of A in the near future, too. I customized my Grow With Me Plan to fit his mama’s needs, so stay tuned for their fresh 48 and a newborn sessions on the blog soon. 🙂