That handsome fella above was born almost 9 months ago, and I’m so excited to finally share his birth story. One word comes to mind when I think of Kamin’s
labor and delivery: efficient. She was amazing! I’ve never seen a woman progress so quickly, and with her 1st child at that. Everyone’s birth story is different, but I’m dreaming of a much faster labor and delivery for me and my future babies! I’ve joked that I owe Kamin about 8 hours of additional photo coverage since she bravely stuck with me
for 12+ hours while I was in labor!
I arrived at Brookwood Women’s Center about 7:45am and settled in for what I thought would be a relatively lengthy day. Kamin was induced early that morning and her contractions seemed to be somewhat manageable. Her and Cory’s family poured into the delivery room, so excited to meet baby boy Hudson. 2-3 hours later and her contractions were coming stronger and more intense. After taking a break and a much needed epidural, Kamin was much more comfortable. You better believe her mama was right there with her holding her hand! Kamin’s mom was so sweet and a little bit hilarious; she barely left her side, even with a quilt draped over her cold shoulders!
Around 11am, Kamin mentioned that she felt a good bit of pressure and asked to be checked. To everyone’s surprise, she was fully dilated at 10cm! I think we were all in disbelieve at how quickly things were progressing, but Cory (and I’m sure Kamin) was excited! He was ready to meet his little man. She started pushing, counting, breathing, catching her breath, more pushing, more counting, and her eyes welled with tears as her reality set in; their long awaited child was coming.
On Friday afternoon at 12:46, Hudson Ray Williams was born. He weighed 6 lbs. 10 0z. and 20.5 inches long. What a beautiful, tiny little baby he was. Family poured in once again to greet their newest member. I stopped by for an extra visit the next day for some official snuggles and more photos. I was immediately struck by Kamin’s calm and confident demeanor as a brand new mama. She and Cory had their boy, their family, their love. I’m continuously grateful to Kamin and any other mama who invites me into their most intimate, intense, and life changing moment of birthing their baby. I do not take it lightly. Thank you!
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Want to see more from Hudson, Kamin, & Cory? Here ya go:
Maternity Portraits >> Newborn Portraits >> 6 Month Portraits
I imagine she’s saying to her sister
, “Hold on, let me have a contraction.”
The nurse on the right had the best
reaction to seeing her very first birth!