I have been lucky enough to witness six human beings enter this world; two of them being my own children. Isaac’s birth, on April 16 of this year was the first one I have been to since having my children. The other three I was years away from babies of my own, and knew nothing!! It sure makes a difference when you know what’s going on, and when you have an idea of how much pain the labouring woman is in, or how hard it is to give birth. It’s both joyful, and scary. It is physically, emotionally, and psychologically demanding; it’s not called labour because it’s easy!
Isaac took his time in arriving. He was born at exactly forty-two weeks gestation. Mama’s body needed a bit of help to kickstart things, but once her body got going, man did it move! It took twenty-one hours of labour, and three hours of intense pushing for this little gent to be born. His mom and dad were an amazing team. It was so moving to watch a couple as they welcome their first child. It was amazing to take pictures. At times I found it hard to adjust my settings because my eyes were filled with happy tears.
When he finally did arrive, Isaac weighed in at eight pounds, one ounce, was nineteen inches long, and is head measured at fourteen and three quarter inches!! He’s a perfectly made little squish.
Many thanks to Megan and Brendon for inviting me to share this event with them, and for letting me share these pictures with all of you. I’m so proud of my little nephew. xoxo