I am super excited to share with you the birth of Morgan Matthew! I had been in contact with Danielle all week, her due date was actually the first weekend in September! Her doctor decided that due to the babies size, and Danielle’s petite-ness it would be best to schedule a C-section. And my o-my so glad she did!! Mr. Morgan was a chunker!! 🙂
Thank you so much to the awesome staff at Missouri Baptist for allowing me in to photograph this amazing time for Danielle & Josh. It is not everyday the hospital will allow an extra person into the OR for a c-section, so we were very thankful everyone was so nice about it all!
I wish I knew the name of Danielle’s anesthesiologist, she was truly an amazing woman! It was no secret that Danielle is a little terrified of needles. AND her husband Josh is no fan of blood and gory stuff. This super kind lady explained how every little detail would happen from the moment they left the room heading into the OR, to the second they would be back in this very room holding their sweet boy.
Josh’s faces during the conversations with the Anesthesiologist were just great. And you know what, he did AMAZING during the whole birth!!
Did I mention Danielle is also a fellow photographer?? She AND her Father (Grandpa Dan) are!
Morgan had quite the welcoming crew waiting around for him. His grandmothers/grandfathers/aunts/cousins were so very excited to celebrate this birthday!
It was just about time for us to head back into the OR to meet Morgan. I could tell Danielle was getting a little nervous, she got a little quiet! 🙂
But Josh came right in and was so great. He talked and joked with Danielle, making her just at ease with everything about to happen! They were going to meet their son!
One final kiss and goodluck before heading off!!
I think that waiting for 15-20 minutes felt like hours!
When it was time to head back, Josh just gave one last reminder – “Now don’t forget, I dont wanna see any blood or gory stuff in here!”
Danielle was all set and ready to go and Josh just scooped up right next to her making sure she made it through everything while we were in the hallway.
I would say that Danielle’s doctor made a really great call on the c-section due to size. Morgan was a BIG boy! And he was just crying away before he was completely delivered!
This tiny little doctor was like, OH my! HE is a BIG BOY!
Getting to witness a husband and wife meet their first born son for the first time is *truly* indescribable. But I sure do love it, and I am so thankful I can call being a birth photographer my job. <3
When Morgan was born, he had the cutest pukered up lips for the first 20 minutes or so of crying. It was quite adorable and hilarious at the same time.
Look at those lips! <3
I love when dads cut the cords and they are so shocked at how hard it is to actually get through it. I have never actually cut a cord so I have no idea, but I have just witnessed this moment a few times 🙂
Look at the rolls on his arms! I mean seriously. I love chubby babies!!!
Morgan Matthew was a whopping 9 pounds and 3 ounces and was 22 inches long! Such a healthy boy!
Dad was showing off his foot print tattoo the nurse gave him. So cute seeing the comparison of the tiny foot to dads hands!
Mom got to officially meet and touch her little guy for the first time!
These are the moments I am thankful to capture for families. I was tearing up while editing this whole section of images!
Babies first official cell phone pic! #awesomenewborn #firstselfie
And at last, in mommas arms!! (AND how adorable is this custom hospital gown Danielle ordered!! Love!)
Don’t forget about the fan club waiting to meet this cutie!!
I love that they do babies first bath in the rooms now. It is such a great moment to capture! I mean most babies are screaming and NOT happy about it, but I sure do love it. lol!
See there buddy! Not so bad getting all cleaned up!
That. Face. Gah!!
Josh & Danielle,
I hope you are settling into your new role as the mom and dad to Morgan. I am so thankful everything worked out and I was able to photograph this beautiful day for you! It was great getting to meet you and your family and witnessing just how much love there is for this new guy of yours. I wish you all the best and cannot wait to watch your photography page Danielle, as Mr. Morgan just gets older my the minute!