I had my phone by my bed just in case. Sure as the world it rang at 7:00am on a Sunday. Amy was on the line. “Change of plans. I am heading into an emergency C-section within the hour. Can you make it?” I jumped out of bed cleaned myself up and grabbed my gear. On the way John, Amy’s husband, texted me to go straight to the OR. I pushed the gas a little harder. I had plenty of time. No worries almost there. The last thing I ever expected was to be stuck at a light 2 minutes from the hospital by a marathon and a man on a cane painfully making his way across the street. I couldn’t believe it. What luck. Luckily a space between runners opened up and with the man with the cane just passed my bumper the cop waved me through. I made it with 5 minutes to spare before John and I were rushed into the OR to witness baby Ellie’s intro to the world. Today’s Kansas City Birth story had a happy ending. I made it. Baby was healthy and mom and dad have a family. Being trusted to witness and photograph a birth is the utmost for me. It is even more meaningful when I have been their wedding photographer. Being able to be a Kansas City birth photographer for so many of my couples is astounding to me. The fact that they trust me with their most precious of life events is incredible. I have known Amy since I was a kid. We lived on the same block. Being able to see her and John marry and then have their first child was amazing. Congrats you two and welcome to the world Ellie!
That’s an amazing story! You had an Angel riding on your shoulder with you ! We couldn’t be more happy for Amy and John. Couldn’t of happen to a more deserving couple! Bless you both !
Congrats Amy and John. So glad everyone is ok.
Love Ruth and Gary
I was at that beautiful wedding and thanks to you I feel like I made it to the birth as well! Thank you! Welcome Baby Ellie! Uncle Jim and Aunt Michele can’t wait to meet you!!