Back and forth, Abigail and I for a week or two talked about how she felt like she was about to give birth, then to no avail she was back to normal. Then, I got a call around 2am saying it was happening. I only had about two hours of sleep at the time, and groggily I drove myself to a room to build my adrenalin and reflect on how the woman's body is miraculously strong and courageous. Unless you have seen a woman in labor or been a woman in labor yourself, I do not feel like you can fathom how wonder-FULL the female body is with bringing Life to the world. I may not have given birth or carried a child myself, but photographing and seeing a woman in the process of bringing her child into this world is amazing. Hats off to every mother.
These are my favorites of the progress of Abigail's birthing experience:
|The father was a wonderful birthing coach. The love of their marriage|
was certainly shown during this momentous time.
|My favorite of the mother during a contraction.|
|Father cuts the umbilical cord of his new son.|
A sincere congratulations to the family. Abigail, you will be remembered for many seasons in my photography career. I wish you much happiness with your love and family!