I was headed to a milestone session when I got the call that this little one would be born soon, and we’d be taking some birth photos at Mercy Hospital! No one knew she was a girl, and that always adds a layer of anticipation in birth stories. By the time I finished my milestone session, it was time to head to the hospital. And by the time I got to the hospital, mom was almost pushing! It was a close one, but I made it in plenty of time to tell the birth story, and capture many great images of the family afterwards.
Big brother was so sweet. He was a little shy about her at first, but it didn’t take him long to warm up! Soon after he was smothering her with kisses every few minutes. This baby girl has some very proud grandparents, too. I would say she is going to be one well loved little baby.
Mom was about as laid-back as they come through her labor. She is an L&D nurse at Mercy herself, plus a second time mom, so she was well versed and calm about every single thing. She even smiled during the pushing process. That is something I don’t see too often, and I was so amazed!