Nicole knew baby Garrett wouldn’t make it to his due date, and boy was she right! She texted me early in the morning to let me know she was in labor and they were headed to the hospital. Judging by her labor signs, I thought it would be a good idea to head over as well, and I was right!Nicole had delivered her first three sons with epidurals, but she wanted to try delivering Garrett without the use of pain medication. This sweet nurse helped her get settled in the room.
As soon as she was able, Nicole labored standing at the end of the bed. She was in the zone and was very good at controlling her breathing and staying focused.
Unsurprisingly, Josh was such a great birth partner! He worked hard to help Nicole in any way he could.
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This was just moments after Garrett was born! I took my first photo at 6:26 am, and he was born at 7:23.
Garrett had one good set of lungs! He immediately made his presence in the world known.
Nicole was blessed with a wonderfully sweet mother/baby nurse that helped check out baby Garrett.
I included this color photo because Garrett had such good color! He just looked like such a healthy baby from the moment he arrived!
Daddy immediately set to work letting everyone know he was here!
Dr. Smith did such a good job caring for Nicole and working to give her the birth she wanted to have. He came and checked on her and congratulated her on a job well done. I highly recommend him as an ob-gyn!I loved Josh’s beautiful gift to Nicole! The moments after the birth when all the hustle and the bustle is gone is one of my favorite parts. Just mommy, daddy, and baby!
Little Garrett didn’t mind having his photos taken one bit! He did really enjoy chewing on those little fingers though.
This was a candid moment as we were waiting to move to the mother/baby room. I thought Garrett’s face was precious!
Another sweet moment as we waited for family to arrive!
Big brothers were so excited to meet their baby brother!
Tate had lots of cute things to say, including “It’s our baby!”. These boys will be great big brothers! Brooks noticed that Garrett’s new hat looked “a lot like Cam Newton’s!” and Evan had no desire to ever let his baby brother down.
Congratulations, Josh and Nicole! I’m so excited to watch you raise another beautiful child. Thank you for allowing me to photograph this special moment for you!
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