It’s always a special day when I get to share a birth story with you all, but more so when I get to share another chapter in a family’s life! You may remember Cristina and Leo’s beautiful maternity session from last year! Well, today I get to share the birth of their second son, which took place at The Women’s Hospital of Texas – Houston Hospital, a location I’ve been to so many times before that I feel right at home when I’m there!
On the day that Cristina gave birth to her son, mom had let me know that her doctor had started to administer pitocin and that she planned to break her water soon. Around 11:15am, she received an epidural and they broke her water shortly after that. The nurse checked her again at 3pm and she was at 5cm. I was a little nervous about the traffic during rush hour so I decided to make my way down to the hospital to make sure I didn’t miss the birth due to any potential traffic! I have to say that the fear of missing a birth is actually the most stressful part of birth photography. Whenever one of my expecting mother’s is just about to reach her due date, I’m on high alert! And with good reason because babies truly come on their own time! When I arrived that day, Cristina hadn’t made much progress so I hung out in the waiting room for a little while while she rested. Around 6pm, I headed back to check on her and take some images of her laboring. These moments are always so important to me because they’re the moments that happen right before everything changes. Cristina labored through the night and we finally got to meet Baby M at around 11pm. He was so long-awaited!
I invite you to view his birth story in the fusion video below followed by plenty of images that document the love that surrounded him as he entered this world.
The Women’s Hospital Houston Birth | Baby M’s Birth Story Fusion Video
Birth Story in Photos
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Located in Katy, Texas, Kelly of Lifetime of Clicks Photography is a Houston newborn and birth photographer. Kelly creates modern classic images of maternity, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Houston, Katy, Sugar Land and surrounding communities.