The story begins a few months back when Caitlin asked me if I would ever be interested in photographing a birth. Umm...yes? I think so? Yeah, that would actually probably be a really amazing experience. As I continued to think on it and make preparations in case I needed to be up and out of my classroom in a heartbeat, I got really excited about the chance to do this.
This being my first experience with birth photography, there were a lot of unknowns as to how it works or how it should work, expectations, etc. But Caitlin was so laid back about the whole thing. "We just want pictures. That's all." Good news. I take pictures.
Dead asleep in my bed early this morning, I woke up to the 'you have a voicemail' sound on my phone. After a mini-freak-out moment wondering how long that voicemail had been there, Carson was on the other side of the phone letting me know that he had just called a minute before that. They had just gotten to the hospital, and it was time!
Soon after I arrived, Caitlin received an epidural, and labor moved along pretty quickly from there. I did get to spend a few minutes with them as they prepared for the birth of their baby. The really exciting part was that they had decided not to find out if they were having a boy or a girl. They were in for an amazing surprise.
As the time got closer, the Nelson's and the Guy's all began showing up in the lobby! That place was filled with anticipation.
I'm sure Caitlin would love to tell you the whole birth story, but here's the summary. She pushed a few times, and out HE came! :)
IT'S A BOY!!! Meet Jack Carson Guy.
20.5 inches long.
A sweet phone call to those in the lobby anxiously awaiting the news!
Precious time with brand new baby Jack.
Once they cleaned him all up and took all of his measurements, the Guy family was off to their own room...
...which also meant it was time for family to come visit and meet Jack!
And we'll wrap things up with a kiss from the big sister!
Caitlin & Carson, I'll never be able to thank you enough for trusting me to be there to capture this amazing day for your family. It was a sweet, sweet blessing for me, and I hope these pictures will serve as a means to remember these special moments for many years to come. Congratulations!