It was just 2 weeks before this momma's due date when she contacted me about documenting her upcoming birth story. We met the next day to get to know each other a little and discuss important details.
Just a week after booking I was sitting in the waiting room of Kaiser Roseville waiting for another client to get admitted, when I got a text saying she was starting to have patterned contractions. I knew that the next 24 hours were going to be interesting. Baby N was born early the next morning and Baby M decided to stay in his nice little womb a little longer. It was around 8pm I got the call saying things had picked up and they were headed to The Birth Center. On my arrival I found mom laboring nicely and enjoying some last little moments with her sweet daughter who soon be replacing her title of Momma's Baby with Big Sister.
It wasn't long after things really became intense.
Her sweet husband never left her side and together they rode the waves of contractions knowing each one brought them closer to meeting their son.
Meeting your new best friend for the first time is pretty exciting.
Oh the womb swept hair of a newborn.
Welcome to the world Baby M!
This birth story was captured at The Birth Center in Sacramento, Ca
Midwife: Ruth Cummings, CNM
Mother of two crazy little girls. Photographer of life with a true love and passion for birth.