What. A. Wild. Ride.
Laura and Travis are two of the sweetest people I've ever met, and over the moon excited to be parents. And let me tell you, little Beau was born with not just a cheering section waiting for him, but a full-on stadium full of people anxious for him to make his appearance so they could finally get their hands on him. A birth is always an emotional experience, but I can honestly say that this is one of the most emotional births I've ever been a part of! It was wonderful - every last wonderful second of it.
AND, can we talk about the crazy happenstance that went on for this birth which will likely never happen again in my career? One of mom's childhood friends came to visit her while she was laboring, left to go run an errand, and less than an hour later was back at the hospital, being booked in a room down the hall from Laura! They delivered their two little ones within an hour of each other. Laura was cracking me up after she got the call, so anxious to find out if her Beau was going to have a hunting buddy or a girlfriend! The wonderful nurses at Woman's were kind enough to wheel Laura into her friend's room after delivery so that they could get some images together with their babies.
How wild is that story?! And then fun didn't stop there, y'all. Check out a few of my favorite images and their stories below!
That right there, folks, is a mom who looks suspiciously un-pregnant until she stands up...and then about gives me a heart attack because she looks so close to delivering. Lo and behold, an hour later we'd have a story to tell on her!
"YOU'RE IN LABOR!?"
WAIT - let me take a break from laboring and write a card for my friend's baby gift. True BFF, right there.
A last kiss of the baby bump before things start really rocking and rolling!
The struggle of watching your baby be in pain, having her own baby! I think this hilarious grandma must have hidden behind every object in the room at one point or another before it was all over!
So much joy, and so much pride. <3
Mom and Dad, meet Beau. Beau, meet Mom and Dad. One of my favorite images ever. <3
One of the best reactions I've ever photographed! She was SO cute!