When I met Brianna, Alec, and Jackson over cupcakes in late October, Brianna told me when Jackson was born they had just moved to Oklahoma City, didn't know anyone, and didn't have time to find a birth photographer. His birth was a whirlwind, like most are, and she wanted to document Nathan's Birth Day better than Jackson's had been.
Brianna messaged me on the 14th letting me know her doctors visit had shown very little progression and "we may have a Christmas baby" I reassured her that the cervix is a tricky thing, to relax, and just enjoy the time they have left as a family of three.
22 hours later I get a text from Brianna. "I've had contractions for a couple of hours and tried to take a bath, but they've just gotten stronger"
Just two hours after that... "Pretty sure my water broke, we're heading to the hospital now!"
What did I tell you about the cervix? ;)
Brianna labored for a few hours, and followed her birth plan to a T. (Birth plans don't always work out, so I'm SO SO happy for moms who are able to live out what they've been dreaming of for the past 10 months.) Sweet Nathan was born just after 3am, into a room full of love with his big brother and grandpas waiting patiently in the hallway.