Kenneth's Birth Story: 12.4.2018

Oh my goodness, what an entrance this little dude made! Kaitlyn is hands-down the strongest mama I know — she labored for almost 24 hours like a boss — after a 37 week induction due to low fetal movement and tones while being monitored after she decided to go in to be checked. Her hopes for a birth center arrival for this team green babe went out the window, but I think she was under the best care at MoBap.

After trying nearly everything under the sun to get this little guy to come and being stuck around 7cm for hours it seemed, and then with some continued dips in his heartrate during contractions, it was deemed the safest bet for all to go do a c-section…which was a tough thing to swallow for this mama who had three prior vaginal deliveries. But even in the toughest parts of birth and it not going to plan, it is all about getting a healthy baby earth side, and that is exactly what Kaitlyn and Drew did here for their team green turned blue little guy Kenneth! I am so glad I was able to be there to capture his arrival for them — and they had a wonderful midwife Jen by their side too who made all of the difference in their birth story.

Enjoy these pics of this new little guy’s arrival — you are so loved little K!

Penny's Birth Story: 9.25.2018

Oh my goodness. Seriously, the team green babes get me every.single.time! And another c-section mama, which those always hold a special place in my heart.

Laura was expecting baby #3 and was CONVINCED it was another boy. When she first told me she was pregnant I thought immediately it was a girl, but she was convinced it was another boy (she had one of each at home already).

Welp, c-section day came and low-and-behold, even after an initial ‘it’s a boy!’ shout by dad (who quickly corrected himself because the cord was so deceiving in the boy parts ever) little Penny Olivia made her entrance into this world. And what an adorable little lady she is! I LOOOOOOVED that mom used the clear drape for her c-section — that was SO COOL. Anyways, as always it was such a pleasure to be there to capture this little one’s arrival! I hope you enjoy these pics…I sure did taking them!

Benjamin's Birth Story: 8.30.2018

My goodness what a busy month August has been for new babes!  I rounded out the last of my August birth mamas with this little fella's arrival late on the 30th...and oh what an arrival he had!  

What's nuts is that all four of my August births were c-sections -- that has never happened before!  But, being a 3x (soon to be 4x) c-section mama myself I am partial to capturing those for parents as best as I can...and little Benjamin's was no exception!

I just love the story his snaps tell -- I am just swooning over his pics!  Although his arrival wasn't what was planned, he came out safe and healthy as did his mama and that is always the end goal with every birth.  I hope you enjoy these...I sure did taking them!!

Jase's Birth Story: 8.27.2018

I KNOW this is 'MoBap Birth Stories' but dang nabit I have a few of my own clients wrapping up their deliveries with me at other hospitals before I am just exclusive to MoBap...so you're gonna see a few from time to time that aren't MoBap! SHHHHH!! :)

This dude surprised everyone by coming almost 2 weeks early!  He had an eviction via c-section set (thanks to being frank breech!) and instead decided he wanted to party in August instead of waiting for his September birth date!  A little breaking of his mama's water and a superrrr early hospital trip resulted in an August 27th birthday for this guy!

And oh my goodness, what an entrance it was!  He was the cutest, sweetest, SO MUCH HAIR! little fella as soon as he came into the world!  And he was alllll about snugglin' up with his mama as soon as he came out too!

Kelly and Ryan are two of my most favorite people and I could snap their adorable family all day long! A huge thank you to them for letting me capture their little guy's arrival!  I hope you enjoy these snaps...I sure did taking them!!

Drue's Birth Story: 8.24.2018

Every.single.birth. is so magical.

I cannot say that enough and cannot thank each and every set of parents that have allowed me to come into this amazing, incredible, once-in-a-lifetime event and snap their little miracle coming into this world.

Way back in the spring Ashley contacted me about birth pics and of course I couldn't contain my excitement about potentially getting to snap another little one entering the world!  This was a team green babe, a little rainbow after the storm, and I was honored when she said she wanted to go with me to capture his/her arrival.

Sometimes your birth plan doesn't go 'as planned' (why I guess it's just a 'plan', huh?!?!) and this stubborn little rainbow decided to be breech for 10+ weeks so a scheduled c-section was going to be the entry path!

I don't think it could have gone any better or any more perfect than it did!  Ashley did freaking amazing, her rock, her husband Adam was amazing, and on Friday, August 24th they welcomed their little lady Drue to this world!  

I have goosebumps looking back over at these snaps -- it truly was a magical birth to capture and I just loved being a part of it!  Congrats to this new family of three and wishing them many incredible memories and adventures to come!

Jett's Birth Story: 8.11.2018

Oh my goodness, another team green TURNED BLUE babe has arrived!  And I am sooooo thankful to his amazing parents for calling on me to capture it!

What a wonderful arrival it was -- a calm, chill, easy peasy repeat c-section for mama and both a super duper excited mama and daddy to meet their newest little guy!  He makes kiddo #4 for them and is just the perfect addition to complete their family.

Welcome to the world sweet Jett!  You are so loved little one!!

Magnolia's Birth Story: 7.19.2018

Oh my goodness.  OH MY GOODNESS!!

First off, let me preface how much I freaking love this mama (and doctor) for literally WAITING FOR ME to make it to this birth...cause I made it in the delivery room about 4 minutes before this little lady was born!  Holy cats, that was probably my closest call but I am SOOOO glad I made it (and totally taking it as a sign of good things to come!).

Okay, so this was such an incredible birth to witness -- Scarlett was a rockstar and seriously made it look sooooo easy bringing that sweet little Magnolia into the world!  She gave me a shout the night before that she thought she was in early labor, and then I heard from her in the morning again after her appointment and she was 4+ cm and heading into the hospital soon!  I WAS SO EXCITED!  It had felt like forever since I last snapped a birth and my trigger finger was getting super itchy. 

We kept in contact all day, and she hung at around 5-6cm for quite a while.  I heard from her about 7:45pm and she said she was still at 6cm...but being checked again in an hour.  I told her I hope she would be calling me saying she's at a 9+ and needs me there ASAP.  Well, wouldn't you know it...THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED!

Her wonderful hubby called me a little after 9pm and said basically that: it was go time, she was feeling pressure and doc was on her way. GAHHHHH!!! Off I went -- literally ran out the door, grabbed my camera, and flew up to the hospital.

Welp, I flew up there -- and it was at a new hospital I'd never shot at before.  And wouldn't you know it?!  My idiot-self parked in the south garage and ran into the lobby and the security guard told me I was about 4 blocks away from where I needed to be! GAHHH! No time to move my car and repark so I ran at 9:30pm through the hospital with my 40lb camera bag and sweating my tail off.  Long story short, after lots of windy hallways and two times getting lost I got into mom's room a little after 9:40pm.  I had my camera out already, grabbed my other one, and snappppppped away!

Scarlett did INCREDIBLE and seriously made it look SOOOO easy.  A few pushes after I got there and out popped little Magnolia, delivered by her daddy.  It was simply incredible!  The next couple hours were spent snuggling and lots and lots of skin to skin and breastfeeding (this little lady is a champ nurser!).

Welcome to the world sweet little Magnolia, I am so honored I got to be there when you made your grand entrance!