One of my long time friends moved to Peru several years ago. From there she fell in love, got married and now they were expecting their first child together. When they found out they were expecting they took the move back to Canada where her family is from. I was so honoured to get to attend their babys birth and capture this life changing time for them.
We arrived at the hospital around 6pm and she was 4cm dilated. Things were progressing slowly so by 10pm myself and her mother went to catch some sleep at a friends place near by. We were both so excited I don't think either one of us got much rest. By around 1am we got the phone call to come back. That's literally all we were told, "come back", because her husband speaks very little English.
From there the story begins.
By almost 9am in the morning and pushing all night, a c-section was ordered. By quarter after 9am a healthy 9lb 1oz baby boy was born.
Welcome to the world Little Dan.