The Birth of Remy

The Birth of Remy

This was a first for me (and hopefully not the last)…in fact, right now I’m feeling like this could be my calling. I knew it would be really cool to memorialize a birth, but I wasn’t expecting the gravity of excitement and raw emotion that came with it! Even as I write this, I know that words just can’t portrait the awe and wonder I felt, so I hope the images can do some of that. 22 hours of time carved out – filled with labor pains, elation, exhaustion, laughter, anticipation, tears, tenderness, care, family, friends, courage, and love! The team at Long Beach Memorial was amazing and Julie was stellar! Clervil stepped comfortably into his role as the father and was able to deliver his son with the guidance of the doctor who kept saying “this is a strong baby!” Needless to say, this experience has strengthened my bond with this family. Seeing somebody take their first breath makes your protective side come out in a whole new way. Remy, may God protect you and keep you, may he shine his face upon you and grant you His peace!

 

 

April 2, 2013…Remy Heraux Voltin…place of birth…Long Beach Memorial Hospital

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Approximately 4:30 AM…in the holding room…waiting to be admitted

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Cord Blood Donor #85130

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The PUSHING begins…

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A comforting touch from a sister…

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Remy’s first breath!

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Remy is put into mama’s arms…

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Pushing out the afterbirth…

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Remy’s first feeding…

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Auntie Lena…

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 Grandma Heraux…

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Approximately 24 hours later…

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5 Comments

  1. Beautiful! Thanks much for sharing. It was the next best thing to being there. Remy big boy!!!!!

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  2. gorgeous, andy! really beautiful work….

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    • Thank you so much – it was an amazing experience!

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  3. That was a great tear session I just had….. Absolutely Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, what an amazing photographer! Alicia

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    • Thank you so much for taking the time to post this sweet comment. To hear that somebody was impacted by the images created is what we photographers live for!

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