Birth

Birth of Isaac | Tampa Home Birth | Birth Photographer | Alex and Co. Photography | Tampa | Land O Lakes | Dade City | Spring Hill | Brooksville | Trinity | Odessa | Central Florida

Birth high is a real thing y'all! I was on one for days after this birth. Birth is so so beautiful and to have the ability to birth at home is so amazing to witness. Isaac's birth started off on Saint Patrick's day. Kelly called me, letting me know that the midwives were heading over and that if I wanted to, I could too. It was a perfect scenario because Lewis was off anyways. I packed up my stuff, kissed all my boys goodbye and drove off. When I arrived Kelly was doing her thing. Her past births were super crazy and fast so the whole team was ready to go. Midwives, Doula, grandma, dad, kids and I. We laughed, played some music and ate pizza. As the day went on, Kelly was progressing nicely. As night drew near everything seemed to slow down. Kelly was tired and we all figured she needed to rest. The whole team went home with our ringers on high and ready to go back at any moment. 

 

After a good nights sleep I got the call at about 5:45AM and rushed back to Kelly's house. When I arrived, there was a different feeling in the air. We could all tell, Baby was coming soon. All the while mama laughed and talked and joked with us the whole time. As the sun rose contractions got stronger. Kelly was in the tub, her children surrounding her and her birth team supporting her. The world was still asleep, everything was still and quiet as Issac made his entrance. 

The Birth of Grayson | Tampa Bay Birth Photographer | Alex and Co. Photography

This is a little late but I figure better late than never! This past November I got that call that I had been waiting for, that call that I worried I wouldn't wake up to. It was about 5 am when I answered the phone to a very sleepy Nate, he let me know that Brittnee was doing well and they were at the hospital. It was the very beginning of labor so I went back down for a tiny little snooze as I watched my phone for any updates. I got up around 8 and  made sure I had all my stuff ready to go so that when Brittnee reached 5cm I could pack up and go. My little family and I went to church, which got out right as they broke her water. I drove to the hospital to find a very calm and relaxed couple with family and friends surrounding. The whole room was filled with love and anticipation as we awaited the arrival of a sweet baby Grayson. Time passed and by 3:00 Brittnee was 10cm! Once it sank in that Grayson would make his arrival very very soon there was not a dry eye in the room. The doctor and nurse started to set up and by 3:30 she was pushing. Just a few pushes and Baby Grayson came earth side at 3:48 PM. Tears rushed into my eyes as I was trying to look through the peephole in my camera. A little suctioning some meconium out of little mans airways and he was in his mommy's arms, gazing and taking in all that was new. Now their little family was complete. It was truly an amazing day. I am so lucky to have a job that combines both my love for birth and babies. I would;t have it any other way.