Jack’s Birth Story
It was so amazing to be a part of Jack’s birth story. Kelly, his mama, has become such a great friend over the past several years, especially since I photographed Avery’s birth. Kelly is also a St. Louis birth photographer, and my favorite backup. We’ve had so many great talks, thoughts, and ideas. I can’t wait to see what becomes of them all!
Kelly was due to be induced on the night of Jacks’ birth, but she started going into labor all on her own! I arrived at the hospital somewhere around 2 or 3 a.m. We were certain it wouldn’t be longer at that point. However, Jack decided he wasn’t quite ready to come, and he was going to make us wait a bit. However, I didn’t mind, as I was with friends, and so excited to be awaiting this sweet boy’s arrival with them.
Just before he decided it was time to enter the world, it became clear things were changing for Kelly. I could feel excitement entering the room – everyone could sense it was almost time, even though Kelly hadn’t been checked to confirm it. Everyone was right, and after not much push time, Jack was here, letting his brand new voice be heard!