No Looking Back

April 25, 2017

Yesterday, I was catching up on Facebook when I saw a post by a model that I've worked with in the past.  She was in the hospital getting ready to have her baby.  We had discussed my capturing the birth, if possible, and it was all working out perfectly.  They induced her so I rushed to the hospital to make sure that I arrived in time.  You never know how fast labor can progress naturally, but when you add pitocin, labor can be significantly increased!

Well, it was a waiting game once I arrived, but the conversation was lighthearted.  Several of Michelle's friends arrived, and we had a good time laughing.  Her labor began to intensify about 7:30pm, and we knew that little Camille was going to arrive very soon.  Can I tell you that I cried?  I have never been in a labor room where I wasn't the  one giving birth.  It was the most beautiful event that I've witnessed.  The support that Michelle was receiving from her friends was matched by that of the hospital staff.  Little Camille made her entrance into the world at 8:40pm weighing 6 lbs and 5 oz.  I am officially hooked on birth photography.

 

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