Dylan's birth story is a special one. Mom and Dad arrived at the hospital early in the morning, and checked in, excited to meet their new baby boy. Friendly chatter with the nurses, and a big heap of anticipation filled the room. A little while later, they realized that Dylan needed to be born more quickly then anticipated. Grandma and Grandpa arrived with big brother, and gave hugs and kisses before Mom went in. We all waited anxiously. After his birth, he spent a bit of the morning in the special care nursery, being watched carefully. He was even allowed a few visitors! After what felt like forever, he was brought back to his mama's arms, where he belonged. <3 The best feeling in the world after 9 months of pregnancy.
Sometimes newborns don't do as well as expected. Instead of going home, days are spent making trips back and forth to the hospital, talking to nurses, and pumping and delivering each precious drop of milk that we get. With lots of hope, that our baby will soon be all ours. Dylan spent 15 days in the NICU after his birth. I know it was really hard for his Mama. She stayed strong though, she was brave, and dedicated. And now he is home with his family, and she is willing to share her birth story with us all. <3 Congratulations Murillo Family. I am so very happy for you!
Birth can be very vulnerable. I am always so grateful when clients trust me to photograph their story. xo