Las Vegas, NV
This sweet little girl has been quite a handful from the git go. Momma has had a rough pregnancy trying to keep her in, as well as a few complications towards the end of her pregnancy. It has been a fingers crossed type pregnancy for sure, but they made it. And today is the day to meet their precious little girl.
Now...the "due" date has been in my calendar for almost 8 months. Not really moms EDD, but her estimated C-section date. Since I knew it was going to be a Cesarean, I didn't plan anything that day or anything that whole week just in case. However, little did we all know that there would be health issues that would bump up her c-section a whole week early to a day that I already had a session scheduled.
I was so worried I would miss this birth! I had been planning to be there for the whole pregnancy practically. Been praying for a healthy momma and baby since the moment she told me she was expecting, and now I might miss it if they schedule her surgery too early. Oh no! Luckily though, the time was set for noon and I could quickly go in the early morning for a family session with plenty of time to get to the hospital for this wonderful 'birth'day. Yay!
When I get there, mom is just chilling out in the prep room. She kept saying "I can't believe this is real." and "I can't believe we are going to have two kids."
Then the moment came...and the hospital nurse sadly said I wouldn't be able to go back for the birth. I was so sad, but had already prepared dad that he may have to take my camera back with him. The look of terror on dad's face was priceless, but he did amazing and captured his daughters first couple of moments.
After an hour, the grandparents and I were allowed back to meet this new little princess...and daddy was more than happy to hand me back my camera to finish this beautiful birth story. And I was more than happy to oblige.
I had never seen a baby with such dark, long, THICK hair at birth. But on top of all that gorgeous hair...she had mile long eye lashes to match. She was truly a beautiful little peanut weighing in just over 5 pounds. A petite princess.
But I think the best part of my day...seeing her big brother's face as he met his little sister for the first time. It was perfect! Hit just lit up with sheer joy on his face. Or maybe he was just excited about the balloon in the room? HA! Either way...he was super smiley.
Check out some of the amazing images from this birth below.