I think midwifes are experts at some of life's most pressing questions...the answer being, "Some things are worth waiting for". I have obviously not developed the patience it takes to wait for these babies. If I know a baby could come any moment, it's all I can think about. How is mom feeling? Is my camera packed and ready? I better go to bed now just in case I get a call at 1am. Umm, hello? Baby? WHERE ARE YOU!!? It takes everything in me not to text every 5mins. I am not mad at the baby just out of my mind excited to photograph his first breaths and out of my mind about the slight chance that I could miss it.
So sweet baby Danny made me wait and wait and wait. We all waited until all the stars aligned. I didn't get the call in the middle of the night, rather it was 6:30pm. Thank you Danny! After waiting so long, I sped through freeways and highways and roadways muttering a prayer the whole way...please wait for me...and he did! Thank you Danny! Everyone that they wanted to be there was there. It ended up being just as it should be (always does!) and I was beyond privileged to photograph Angela give birth to her 6th child and only boy. Moms are so kick ass...and witnessing one going through labor and a birth is full on the same way you feel being near a celebrity. Giddy, nervous, hoping I am cool enough. I'm just in extreme awe every time.
Midwife extraordinaire, Lindsey Meehleis, did it again. Playing the best support you could ever want. I am madly in love with her and her magic ways.
Oh babies. I love your entrances so much. Waiting waiting waiting. I will always be here, waiting.