Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby Day(s) | Roanoke Fine Art & Birth Photographer

As I mentioned in my last post, my sister went into labor two days after we did her maternity session!  Or the start of labor anyway.  She ended up being in labor for 4, yes I said 4, days.  We went to the hospital 3 days after I did the session, on a Wednesday afternoon.  I hope you'll bear with me on a longer than normal post, but I really think these birth sessions deserve more images to tell the true story of the new life we welcomed.

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Yet another gorgeous view outside these Roanoke Hospital windows!
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Settling down for the night.  Night #1.
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After night #2.
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She made it to around 8 cms, and just wasn't progressing from there.  What we didn't know then is that the little guy's head was not in the correct position.  It was decided a c/s was the best course of action.  My poor sister was so exhausted, she had absolutely no strength left.  I was glad to see that she would finally get her much needed rest.
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Finally, after hours of waiting, I finally got to meet my brand new nephew!
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My sister, despite being awake during the surgery, was so exhausted that she passed out before she got to see her son for the first time.  And because she had been running a fever, they treated him with antibiotics before they would allow him to come to her room after she had been moved.  She had to wait 6 hours before she got to meet her baby.  Thinking about witnessing that first meeting still brings tears to my eyes.
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Congratulations Ashely and David, he is just beautiful.

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