Let this experience of mine be a lesson for all of you, who let your nearly 2-year-old play with your phone. I totally missed this birth because A put my ringer on the quietest volume just before she went to bed. I didn’t know this until 7:34 am, when I discovered I had a missed call from 4:35 am that morning. I was beyond sad! The baby was born at 7 am sharp.
What can I say, other than labor is totally unpredictable. Had it been a different labor (like mine), I still would have had plenty of time…
Regardless of whether I made it to the birth or not, I am certain I will never forget this special day. It is truly an emotional experience for me, and for those who allow me to be a part of such a momentous occasion, I am forever in debt to you! For me, photographing newborns and births is comparable to winning the lottery… it’s tremendously fulfilling and unforgettable!
Sooooo… let me introduce to you baby J- two hours after delivery at the Birth and Women’s Health Center.
-Session II of the Book Project