Natural childbirth is not for the faint of heart. I thought going through a natural childbirth of my own was hard (and it was), but it was not until I saw my 4-foot 11-inch, 100lb sister going through it that I really saw what enduring pain was. It is so hard to see someone you love be in so much pain with the knowledge that you can do nothing about it. Phew…. Amy’s labor was LOOONNGGG and trying. She would go through literal hours of contractions and only dilate 1cm. Amy labored until 9cm dilated then just stoped dilating and finally agreed to an epidural after being told it was that or cesarean was highly likely. We arrived at the hospital at 11pm on Sunday night and my sweet niece Emerson was born at 3:38pm on Monday afternoon. Not a wink of sleep was had by anyone since Sunday morning, so needless to say we were exhausted but so overjoyed that Emerson Marie Carter had finally arrived. 6lb 12oz, 19″, and so loved.

I am by no means a birth photographer but I did enjoy capturing some of the moments of this incredible experience. Amy has not yet seen these pics although I do have permission to post them! Thank you Amy & Brian for leting me be in on such an incredible experience, it is one I will not soon forget. Say tuned for Emerson’s sweet newborn pictures coming soon.

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