As the sun was rising over Grandview in Birmingham, The Muller family was patiently waiting to be taken back for surgery to meet their third baby. One thing that was for sure, baby boy Henry would certainly have an abundant amount of dark hair and look exactly like his brother and sister. I joined Brynnan and Michael in their room before being ushered into the OR, and it was business as usual with these two; some of my absolute favorite clients I’ve ever had and as laid back as ever. Brynnan was wheeled back to be prepped while Michael and I stayed behind to get scrubbed in. A little secret about those scrubs? They are HOT! I’ve realized over the years that’s why hospitals are so darn cold! Perhaps my temperatures rising had something to do with my own pregnancy?
It took a little longer than usual for doctors to deliver Henry because he was so high in the birth canal. As Dr. Heaton presented sweet Henry to the Mullers and to my camera, it was obvious this little one looked a lot like his mama! Blonde hair and porcelain skin. Not too close to his brother and sister after all (who are clones of Michael)! After spending some time with his mama and daddy in the OR, Michael carried Henry back to their recovery room and I followed closely behind. One of the sweetest moments to witness was when Brynnan was able to return to recovery and get a good look at her baby boy. Michael presented him so proudly as Brynnan looked on with adoration and wonder.
It didn’t take long before big brother Charlie and big sister Libby came excitedly into the room to meet their brother. Charlie came with an arm full of pictures he’d drawn in the waiting room and Libby toddled in with her paci…just as any 18 month old would. The family dynamic quickly shifted once all 5 were in the same room. It’s quite amazing to witness as a family grows right before your eyes. Congratulations to this precious family. I’m continually humbled to be hired to photograph a baby’s birth; before, during, and after. It is a gift for this birth obsessed photographer!
Welcome to the world, Henry!