Las Vegas, NV
I do not get many clients that are preparing for a hospital birth. Not sure why that is, because I love to photograph in the hospitals here in Las Vegas. So when I went on call for this lovely momma....I was excited! I couldn't wait to meet this sweet little boy.
Then the call came in late one night, and off I went. I arrived just as their lovely doula, Miss Erica Delmore, got there. It seemed we were very early in labor, and mom was admitted but sent out to the waiting area to walk around for awhile. After a few hours, mom was tired and it seemed like labor was going to be awhile, so I headed home to let mom get some rest before active labor kicked in.
The next morning...it was time to go! I rushed to the hospital....and mom is progressing nicely. Dad, grandma, aunts, friends...all were there to support this lovely momma. The doctor was on his way, and mom was doing great!
Several hours passed. Momma was being monitored closely, and the delivery equipment began to be rolled in. That is when I think the reality of "becoming a mom" really hit home for mom and she panicked just a bit. It was amazing to watch her doula and fiance jump in with words of encouragement to calm her. But the biggest tear-jerker....her mom worked her way over to the bed, grabbed her daughters hand, and began to stroke her daughters hair slowly...saying "You are ok." And this young, soon to be mom, found her calm and courage to continue with labor. I still get tears in my eyes just thinking about it. So wonderful to watch.
And then....we have to push!! Woo hoo! The doctor jumps in the room, and exclaims "Lets have a baby!" A little less than 15 minutes later...a beautiful, dark haired little boy enters the world with just a few strong pushes from his momma. A family grows by one more little person. Beautiful!
Check out some of the amazing images captured from this beautiful hospital birth.