The Grand Entrance of Cyrus Monroe Thompson

Cyrus01One thing I’ve always wanted to do was photograph a live birth.  I finally got my chance and I was not disappointed.  This experience was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced.

Two months ago today, I was at my granddaughter’s first birthday party when I got the call.  Kathryn and Rob were on their way to the hospital to meet their sweet little man.  When I arrived, Kathryn had been laboring most of the day.  Rob and Kathryn’s doula, Karla Lindquist, were at her side comforting her and cheering her on.  (Side note:  Everyone should consider having a doula!) 

Kathryn had a natural birth so she was able to get up and walk around or get in the bath tub. She did a little of both!  Rob continued to stay right by her side the entire time.  He was rubbing her head or getting her water – you could feel the love they have for each other.  They were such a joy to watch!

Kathryn labored all day and pushed for hours.  She was a true champion!  Cyrus Monroe Thompson finally arrived right before midnight (on his due date) weighing in at 8 lbs. 7.3 ozs.  He was bright eyed and calm.  This little family was at once whole and perfect.

I’m not sure if I can explain the way I felt when I saw this little human enter the world.  The whole process was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life.  And the cool thing is that I got to capture it through my photography and share it with Cyrus’s mommy and daddy to have forever.  I hope and pray I’ll get the opportunity to experience and document many more.

Happy 2 months, Cyrus.  I’m so excited you’re one of my Sweet Club babies because that means I get to capture your whole first year!  And what a start!



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