This beautiful mother literally looked her "Sunday best" during birth... because, well, she birthed on Sunday and has quite a unique story... At 34 weeks pregnant she heard from her sister-in-law who had given birth that day and invited them to the hospital to meet their new arrival. While at the hospital, this mom (who luckily had her nursery ready but had yet to buy a carseat or pack a birth bag) had her water break right on the maternity ward floor. All those birth pheromones got to her little baby who decided she wanted to come 6 weeks early. Since this little lady was breech, this mom was scheduled for a c-section that night and dealt with a whirl wind of emotions knowing she would have her baby in her arms that night (instead of going home and going to bed early like originally planned.)
I once heard that the only thing predictable about birth is unpredictability, and that's certainly true with this story. Luckily this family chose to see the humour in the situation (that her water broke in the maternity ward- while wearing her Sunday dress- in front of her in-laws) and are so happy to have their baby girl earthside safe and sound at a precious 5 lb 3 oz.
This mommy is also a fantastic photographer and blogger and I'm sure she'll be sharing more of this little beauty's story and photos here: http://blog.courteneyrodda.com
Thank you to their midwife who took photos in the OR with my camera:)