I am finally making some time to blog! Yay! I have been gathering some birth stories that I wanted to share and today I am sharing Kennedy's birth. I met Destiny a couple of years ago when I was working on my "seasonal mommas" project for my studio. Basically I wanted to photograph one woman for each season, and since the seasons are so different, I wanted to use different ethnicities to represent each season. DJ was exactly what I was looking for to represent my spring goddess, and she accepted. As we planned for the session she became interested in a birth story. Before long I was on call for her!
The morning of March 22, 2015 I was getting ready to head out for a pregnancy reveal session when DJ let me know that she was at the hospital. We still figured it could be a while so I told her to keep me posted and notified my clients that we may need to reschedule depending on when baby decided to come. I was en route to the session when DJ's mom called to let me know she was 6cm! I called my clients and let them know what was going on and headed back towards SAMMC.
I walked in and DJ was happily visiting on the phone with friends and family and enjoying the company of her mother. Things were moving right along, I think I was as excited as she was to know that we would be meeting miss Kennedy soon!
I asked DJ to share her birth story with me so I could tell it from her perspective. :)
"I spent my pregnancy preparing the nursery. It was a surprise pregnancy, so it definitely wasn't something I had been prepared for quite yet. My mother came from out of state to be with me during the birth. Labor started around 3 AM, but as a first time mom, I didn't know if it was the real deal. I even face timed with my best friend when I lost my plug because I wanted to make sure that's what it was! LOL She told me to call the nurse advice line."
"I wanted to have a natural labor, but I ended up getting an epidural. I don't regret that choice at all, and would encourage any mom to go with her gut. My favorite memory from that day was holding her for the first time and thinking she was perfect. She had the prettiest full head of curls! Looking back, I was surprised that becoming a parent hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. I'm so glad I chose to have a birth photographer, I have always loved photography. Pictures are worth a thousand words, I would encourage anyone not to hesitate if they are considering a birth photographer."
Welcome to the world, Kennedy! Born March 22, 2015 at 7:03 PM. She was 6 lbs 14 oz and 19 inches long. Her momma liked my oldest daughter's name so much that she decided it was the perfect middle name for her little princess!
I have had the pleasure of working with miss Kennedy several times since her big debut. She is always so much fun! :) I am honored to have been part of their story!
Hospital: San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC)
Photographer: Jennifer Hamilton of Mamarazzi Photography
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I am an artist at heart and have been ever since I can remember. I have been blessed with four beautiful children and an amazing husband. One of my favorite things to do is help others capture beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.