Saratoga Baby Photos–Good Things Come In Small Packages
My friend Veronica recently gave birth to her beautiful baby boy, Caden. You may remember her Maternity Photos–she was a stunning pregnant mama. I recently asked her to share her labor and delivery story, so here it is: “When I first got pregnant, my original due date was May 12th. After my first ultrasound, they pushed it back to May 19th, but I still always felt the 12th was the right date. Luckily my pregnancy was a breeze, and I worked right up until the end. “I work overnights, and I started going into early labor at 2 am on the 12th. It was tolerable, so I finished my shift and went home at 7:30 am. My twin sister is a labor and delivery nurse, so I called her on my way home to let her know what was going on. She advised I go home, take a little Tylenol and rest. I tried resting on the couch for a few hours but only got short naps here and there as the contractions were getting stronger and more uncomfortable. I made it through the afternoon and called my sister around 5:30 to come over and check my progress. She stayed at the house with me while I labored for the next few hours.
“My water broke around 7:30 and a little after 8 pm we went to the hospital. I was very uncomfortable at that point, much more so than I had been expecting early on, so about an hour after we got to the hospital, I requested an epidural. After that, I was very luck to have complete pain relief, and I continued to progress very quickly after that.
“Less than two hours later, the doctor was called in so I could start pushing. Caden was born just after midnight on the 13th at 12:07 am. “He was absolutely perfect and doing well, so John got to cut the cord and he was placed on my chest immediately after. I was so overjoyed to finally have him in my arms. I had never seen anyone more perfect in my life. Immediately my heart felt complete. “He was wide eyed and very alert and stared right at me. I was so in love. Having John and my sister there for the whole process was such a blessing, and I definitely couldn’t have done it without them.
“Caden has been a great baby, and every day he steals more of my heart. 3 am has never looked so beautiful each morning, and he is the only reason I would ever wake up at that time with a smile on my face. Becoming a mother has been such an incredible blessing, and I consider myself so lucky to have such a wonderful, healthy, perfect son. I have loved many people in my life, but no one as completely as Caden. He is my light, my happiness, the reason for my smile being just a little bit bigger, and the accomplishment I am most proud of. I will never do anything that is more fulfilling, more important or more wonderful than I did when I brought him into the world.”
Congratulations to Veronica and John (and Gwen–haha). Enjoy that baby!
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Susan Blackburn photographs newborn babies in the Saratoga and Adirondack areas of Upstate NY. She is also available for travel assignments.