The day is finally here! And such perfect timing...a little Thanksgiving miracle.
I started getting text messages around 5pm saying...we might be having a baby tonight. Then....a call saying "We are headed to the hospital..." So excited! I inhaled my dinner, got the kids bathed and ready for bed, fed the baby....and no call. I got ready for bed thinking it might be a short night of sleep. Around 9pm I get a text from dad telling me what's going on....early labor has begun and they will call when she gets to active labor.
So I headed off to bed....and the call comes in around 3:30am! YAY! Changed my clothes, grabbed my gear, and headed to the hospital. Much to my surprise...mom is almost complete when I get there just 40 minutes later! WOW! She is rocking this birth!
Grandma's and Great-Grandma are there patiently waiting with mom and dad. Mom is laughing, talking, and so calm. You would never know that this woman was about to meet her sweet baby boy in just a few minutes.
Within minutes a nurse checks mom and she is COMPLETE and ready to push! Everything gets prepped and set up for delivery....the doctor comes in and says "Lets see how we do with a couple pushes". Apparently...very well because the next thing I know....the doctor is suiting up and there is a little crown of a head. Still so calm, mom gently pushes her baby out into the world within 10 minutes of pushing. AMAZING!
This first time mom rocked this birth like it was nobody's business. She made it look so easy! Ha! It was truly very impressive to behold.
Over the next couple hours this family began to bond. Daddy shed manly tears of joy over his new son. Mommy wept with love for her baby boy. Grandmas fawned over this new little person. It all happened so fast. You blink and you miss it kind of fast. But each moment was full of love. Each embrace....love. Each glance...love. It was an honor to be there to witness it.
Here are just a few of my favorite images from this truly amazing birth! Enjoy!