From the first moment of meeting with Shelby and Andre they have felt like old friends. Such a great couple who are clearly well matched. My story with them started when I purchased some cloths for my daughter from an online consignment shop run by Shelby and her sisters.
But the true start of this story was when Shelby went into labor. She had a few trips to the hospital before they finally kept her there. Her Dr. checked her and guessed that the baby would be born at about 2-3am a good 7-8 hours from when he assessed her. I guessed it would be closer to 10pm as I knew this was a strong momma that may not be showing she was in pain but she was progressing nicely.
Shelby laboured with just a shot of morphine and dozed between contractions. When it became obvious that she was getting close we called the nurse in and it was go time. The nurses took one look and they decided who would be the “Dr” and who would be the nurse as there wouldn’t be time to wait for the Dr. In fact Shelby’s Dr. apparently flew down the Whitemud and then whipped down the hall past waiting family getting there just in time to catch little Liam’s shoulder and body. The nurses there did an amazing job and the Dr. stepped in like a pro.
Shelby did an amazing job of pushing and little Liam was born at 9:17 pm. Liam took to nursing right off and a proud papa watched over. The waiting room was full of family waiting to meet little Liam and to give Shelby and Andre some love.
This birth was my first captured at a hospital and the staff were a pleasure to work with.
And a big yay for Andre as he did a great job of supporting Shelby through her natural birth. Shelby may have done all the hard work but they definitely made a great team.
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