This was one amazing birth story. Poor mom was told at a checkup 3 weeks before baby was due to drive herself to the hospital and get admitted for high blood pressure. They would be inducing that night.
Off she went, no bag, no plan…..just her and her baby.
For the next 2 days, she sat and waited while induction took it’s own sweet time. I was texting back and forth the day before the baby arrived and it really didn’t seem promising for arrival that day either.
On Friday 11/17 around 4PM, Dad had texted to update me that she was 4CM dilated. I was waiting to leave until she was about a 6. Next text I get is at 11:00PM —- she is a 10! They both fell asleep and when the RN came in to check her, she was complete. Hang on, Mama!! I’m not missing this birth!!
I hopped in the car driving way too fast to Champaign and……I made it!!! Mom said, “I was really trying hard to wait for you before I started pushing.” Good thing!! This trooper of a FIRST TIME mom, pushed only for 25 minutes.
Logan was born a little after midnight on Saturday 11/18. Same birthday as my nephew! He was perfect from head to toe and already loved so much!
Thank you for the opportunity to capture such an amazing experience.
Bloomington IL Hospital Birth Photographer