I can't believe it has been a year already since Baby Mason was born! Last winter, my best friend and I were both pregnant with our third babies together and it was a LONG winter to be pregnant here in New Hampshire. I was having a girl and she was having a boy (match made in heaven). Our babies were born 6 WEEKS apart and it has been an amazing year watching them grow together.
In honor of his birthday I thought I would relive his entry into the world. This was the only one of her pregnancies that I missed the actual birth and I was devastated. I got the call that she was in labor around 12:30pm when I was on my way to pick up my youngest son. With little Charlianne only 6 weeks old in the backseat, I raced to the hospital to be by her side. When I got there things had slowed down a bit so I let her rest and went to the Breastfeeding Support Group at Exeter Hospital to feed Charlianne and get some advice from this great group of ladies. It was the perfect place to wait because I was literally down the hall from her room and could be there really fast. She passed out and just chilled out in her stroller for the rest of the afternoon.
I made my way back to the room where Dad, Grammy and two very excited older siblings had joined the party. It was Cinco De Mayo so we had to party! What better way then with the birth of a baby? We played a little Mexican music to try to get little Mason out. No sooner did the kids leave and things got serious! I had JUST given birth and it all came back to me so I knew what those contractions were feeling like. The nurses were great helping her manage the pain until the epidural was administered. Oh what relief that is :).
I watched the clock and knew I was going to have to leave soon to get my other kids and I was so sad to leave her because I knew it wouldn't be long. I was right! By the time I got home she had delivered a gorgeous 8lb 4oz baby boy. Since I had missed the deliver, I was determined to spend the whole next day snuggling and photographing that new baby!
As a Newborn Photographer, Mason was a dream to photograph. He literally slept the whole time and looked liked a little old man. I can't wait for his ONE YEAR photo session!
It has truly been an honor to be a part of all 3 of my best friend's birth stories and I would be honored to be a part of yours. If you are looking for a NH Newborn, Birth or Maternity Photographer, I would love to chat with you. Contact me today to learn more about the Birth Experience from White Wave Photography.