I had the super special opportunity to photograph a close friend's birth last week! Birth's are always such an incredible experience – the anticipation, the excitement, the MIRACULOUS design of the female body, it all ties together to make it one of my most favorite types of shoots to do.
Miss Amy timed everything perfectly (although if you asked her a day or week or month earlier, the timing could have come a LITTLE earlier, am I right?!). She had a fairly quick labor, about 5 hours from starting contractions to birth. And she was probably the funniest woman in childbirth I've seen to date.
When I arrived to the hospital room, her epidural was starting to really kick in, she was 10 centimeters and ready to go as soon as she felt enough pressure to push. When asked by her nurse if she thought her pressure was constant, Amy responded, AND I QUOTE, "I mean I can push whenever, I don't want to hold anyone up." I mean, I have never.. Haha
So, she decided to just go for it and push. Probably about 15-20 minutes later, we met Benjamin, 9 pounds (or 8 pounds 15.8oz if you want to get really technical) with a FULL head of dark hair, chubby cheeks and sweet little dimples. Gah! He is seriously the cutest little thing!
The whole room was laughing all the way through our time there – what a great way to enter the world! This surprise little baby #3 for sure secured his spot in this family's hearts in a literal NANO-second. Nothing but love and MANY, MANY snuggles from here on out. <3
Welcome to the world, sweet Benjamin!