Change of Plans
Your first pregnancy. Your first labor and first delivery. Your first baby. As a Comanche County birth photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing so many of these firsts. You expect them to go a certain way and when they don’t, you are caught off guard.
Sasha’s birth story is and up and down rollercoaster. She was four days overdue. The hospital called her to come in for induction based on bed availability, so she texted me and went in on August 21st. Sometimes, being a Lawton birth photographer can be hard because I want to reassure first time moms that they don’t have to do what the hospital wants them to do. But, I knew she was a strong mama. They started Pitocin at 6 am on the 22nd, and she started having contractions. I asked Kaleb how she was doing around 10:30, and he said she was going to get the epidural at lunchtime.
I arrived around 1 pm, and Sasha was doing just fine. The doctor came in and broke her water, and we waited. And we waited. Sasha began to feel a lot more pain with contractions, but her body just wasn’t ready to have this baby.
So, after what I believe ended up being 34 hours of labor, Sasha got ready for a C-section. Kaleb prepped her while I massaged her back.
The doctor wouldn’t allow me to go into the OR with them, so I took some last shots. Then, I set my camera and gave it to Kaleb to take in with him. He said, “I’m not taking a $3000 camera with me!” I said, “well, it’s either that or you don’t get any good photos of your baby.” So, he took it, haha!
Dad: the C-section birth photographer
And look at the amazing photos Dad took!! He might want to think about being a Lawton birth photographer as a second job. 😉
Welcome to the world, Roman!!
When Dad brought Roman in to meet mom, it was so precious. She was so tired yet so nervous to meet him. As soon as baby met Mama, it was over. True love forever. And those are the moments I live for as a Comanche County birth photographer.