The Almost 1/11/11 Baby

Laura had thought it would be fun to have her baby on 1/11/11, and at 41 weeks she almost got her wish! BUT the kiddo had other plans and made her wait until 1:06am on 1/12/11.

I arrived at Laura’s house at 7:30pm Tuesday night. Her husband Andy and her sister Gina were with her. This is L & A’s first baby. Since I’ve started doing birth photography and studying to be a doula, I’ve really come to realize how important good labor support people are! Andy & Gina were doing a fine job, but it was really interesting to watch Laura go from this…

…to this…

…to this as myself, Marvelys, and Naomi showed up.

We hung out for a little bit at home, then Laura decided she was ready to go to the hospital. (This was the plan, this is not an “emergency transfer” or “failed homebirth”)
Marve working the hips!

11:00 pm Getting into the birthing tub.
I love this shot of the arms & legs underwater. What a beautiful image of love, support, and teamwork!!

Again, I love the teamwork!

12:01 am

After a bit of tension and excitement caused by a non-waterproof doppler, Laura was out of the tub and onto the hospital bed. And it’s go time! Here’s the support team cheering her on!

And here’s the bundle of joy! Laura specifically asked for a shot of when her baby first opens his eyes. And the first person he sees is Dad!

You wouldn’t know it by looking at this image, but this boy has got some lungs!!!

Congratulations Laura & Andy!!!

Summerlin Hospital

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7 Responses to The Almost 1/11/11 Baby

  1. Jamie Rubeis January 14, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Great pics as always! I love looking at birth photos again and again!

  2. brooke January 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Beautiful, beautiful. You can feel the emotion! Congrats to this family, wonderful work Jessica. I bet this was so intense and wonderful.

  3. Anonymous January 18, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    1/12/11 is still a special day because its a palindrome, its the same forwards or backwords. Just thought you/she might like to know. 🙂
    -Nikki Anderson

  4. Just me... January 19, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Amazing photos! I love that you captured every detail in Laura's life and what is important to her. In the photo of her close shot, you captured a spirit of Laura that is a foundation of her love…motherhood. Beautiful and brilliant experience in my eyes through your photographs. I love you Laura!

    -Honey

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