May 18th was the day we had all been waiting for, finally everyone was going to meet Baby Lula. I got a text early that morning around 8am that Sara had been admitted and they were going to begin the induction. My bags had been packed for over a week and I was beyond ready to get to the hospital and photograph this sweet girl’s birth. Sara’s labor rapidly increased and by 10:30 I was there to get set up and document her laboring, prior to the epidural. Living only about 20 minutes from the hospital, I headed home for some lunch around 1:30pm as they prepped mama for a much needed epidural. When I left, she was only dilated to about a 3-4, so I figured it was going to be a longggg night, and I should probably head back, grab some food and a quick nap!
I got a text at about 4:30pm, Sara was dilated to a 6 and it was time for me to head back to the hospital. Once I got there, her contractions were gaining momentum, and we all began to realize that this baby girl was ready to come out! While we all waited for those final centimeters to dilate, our hearts dropped as the fetal monitor plummeted. Baby was in slight distress with each contraction, and finally the Dr. came in ready to deliver sweet Lula. Still dilated to a 9, the Dr. asked Sara for just a small push. Literally 3 pushes later at 7:27pm, 7lbs 14oz and 21in. long, Lula was here! With the most gorgeous umbilical cord I have ever seen, and a head FULL of gorgeous dark hair, she met her mom + dad for the first time, and I had the privilege to document each moment leading up to and following her beautiful birth. This is Lula’s story.
To the Barr Family, I can not tell you enough what an honor it was to be there with you all and witness your sweet girl enter the world. I adore you all and I am so beyond happy for you guys! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. She’s perfect. xo