Ava’s birth was fast and
Thankfully, Olivia was great at keeping me updated the last few weeks of her pregnancy. There was a bit of a scare in late August while I was still in New Zealand for my daughter’s birth. The doctors thought Ava might be making an early appearance. I was able to contact my backup photographer to make sure Olivia and
I knew Olivia was having some contractions before I headed to bed that night, so I was already on high alert. Anytime I am on-call, I keep my bag packed and ready to go, but it is always nice to have an extra heads up.
Olivia was getting an epidural when I arrived at the hospital. Thankfully, it worked perfectly for her and she was comfortable and happy during her labor…right through pushing and delivery.
Ava had a beautiful layer of vernix on her skin. Vernix covers the skin before birth, protecting it and and keeping it soft and smooth.
This baby was born to nurse. She was latched on within minutes. I love this picture…Ava is clearly enjoying the breast and has no intention of giving it up.
Olivia has specifically asked for photos of her placenta at our consultation. I always try to capture this whether moms request it or not. Olivia asked the doctor to show her the placenta after birth and allowed her to examine it closely.
Olivia was told to expect a big baby due to her ultrasound imaging. Thankfully, Ava weigthed in at only 7 pounds 7 ounces.
Congratulations, Olivia, Orbille, and Noah! It was an honor to be part of Ava’s birth.