Welcome Earthside Baby A. | Indianapolis Birth Photographer
KC was due Friday, September 21st, but she and I both had a feeling it would be earlier. We stayed in touch, bags were packed, and we were waiting until little A decided to make her grand entrance. After a few false alarms, on Tuesday, September 18th, it was time.
KC was admitted into the hospital, and I was waiting for an update at home. For births, I arrive once the mama is 6cm or contractions are 4 minutes apart. KC sent me a message that she was 5 cm and -1 station, so I knew it was close. Even though she technically wasn’t 6 cm and didn’t have consistent contractions, I felt it was time to head her way!
I made the drive and arrived right as she was transitioning. Within 45 minutes, she went from 5cm to 8cm! She decided to get the epidural, so I snapped a few laboring photos, then was asked to stand in the hall so that the room could remain sterile. I heard her yell “my water just broke!”. I was allowed back in, and it was game time!
Nurses and the Drs gathered around and got prepared for the delivery. I stationed myself behind KC and Tony. Tony was an AMAZING birthing partner- so caring and confident in his wife! KC pushed for around 10 minutes, and sweet little A made a gentle, beautiful arrival into this world. She was born just after midnight, on September 19th! The smile on her mothers face- I’ll never forget it.