When my best friend Katie asked me to be at the birth of her child I was honored! I was also terrified because I have two little kids and she lives roughly 3 hours away. I agreed but with the caveat “I’ll do my best!” To make matters worse the Hubs was scheduled for work the weekend of Katie’s due date, which doesn’t mean a whole lot but cast a larger cloud over my desperate want to be at Korban’s birth.
Katie’s due date was less than a week away and I went to visit. I gave baby Korban very strict instructions to come on Saturday in the afternoon so I could be there. I talked to my very helpful Mother In Law about watching the girls so I could visit, packed my overnight bag, and charged my camera. Thursday night around 2 AM Katie’s husband texted me that Katie was in labor. My heart dropped; I knew I would never make it in time. I gave the girls to “Nana” by 7 AM and drove as quickly as I could to the hospital.
Korban was born at 9:05 AM and I arrived at hospital at 9:10 AM.
I didn’t get to document Katie’s powerful labor. I missed out on her pushing. I wasn’t able to see Korban enter the world or breath for the first time, but I saw some beautiful things that morning. When I walked in Katie’s room was Billy holding his son for the first time. You could see the imitate bond between the two of them.
I stayed with the beautiful family for a day.
Mommy and baby learned one other. Katie successfully nursed and even more impressively showered and changed clothes. She was a natural!
Welcome to the world Little Korban and Congratulations to Katie and Billy aka Mommy and Daddy!