Before each birth, I meet up with mom and dad so we can talk about previous birth history as well as any birth photography preferences. When Kristen and I met for her birth consultation, she told me the birth story of her previous baby. She was in labor for many many hours and also pushed for many, MANY hours.
When I got a text from her at about 3pm saying her water broke, I figured we had a good amount of time to go (and so did she). She kept me updated as the evening progressed, and I was ready to walk out the door whenever she called.
As soon as I got her text, “Things are getting serious, can you come now?” I had a feeling things were going to move faster than we thought.
When I arrived, neither the midwife or midwife’s assistant were there. I popped my head in to say hi to Kristen, and I could tell she was pushing a little with her contractions.
That was the closest I have ever felt to “Am I going to have to catch this baby?!” I said – “Um, am I the first one here?!”
Thankfully, quickly behind me was Brandy – the midwife’s assistant. However, Kristen’s midwife was still an hour away.
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