FRESH...

They don't get any fresher than this! Our dear friends Jake and Sarah had their new little baby girl on Thursday night. I had the awesome responsibility of taking pictures of her just after her birth. She came into this world a little different than her Mommy was expecting, by c-section. Alan and I got to the hospital just in time to catch all the first moments. I felt a little like I was invading a private moment just a tiny bit because we were there before any family. When I was able to lift the camera to my eye and capture the moment their two little girls met their baby sister I didn't care one bit, I'm so humbled that I was able to document these moments for them.
I have had 4 c-sections myself and I missed all of these moments with my own children. I didn't get to be a part of the first bath, the footprint, etc. I was always way to drugged up to remember much. I made Alan snap a few pictures but I don't have many. So this was the first time I have been able to stand in the background and witness the joy of new life, it was remarkable.
My baby sister is having her second baby and I begged her to let me be there this time. She thankfully obliged me and I can't wait! When I gave birth to my little Tallula I was laying in the hospital feeling a sense of lose. I had never gotten to see the birth of a baby any other way than laying on a cold operating table. That's when I decided my sister was just going to have to let me be apart of her next birth. I didn't have to wait long, in a little over a month I will get to share the joy of new life once again. I could really get used to this!
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3 comments:

Natalie and Eric said...

Ohhh, he is so little. Great pics!

Sarah J. said...

Oh, Karina, they are AWESOME! (I'm trying to choke back my tears). I can't tell you how much I appreciate you doing this for us. Having a c-section is very different and having those first moments documented are priceless. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love you.

Amy said...

glad you got there in time. I love being there to take hospital pictures. :) I did it for my SIL - amazing experience.