Jackson. Birth and Newborn.
Elise, Dennis and I have planned for months and months about me being present for the birth of their son. Plans changed a bit when little guy wanted to make his appearance rather abruptly. Elise woke up at 6AM with slight contractions so she got into the shower. Shortly after, she was feeling the contractions full force. They hoped in the car and in rush hour traffic, Elise was having severe contractions. Poor thing, she was vomiting in a plastic trashcan in the front seat of their new car and just hopeful she was going to make it to the hospital. Dennis quickly wheeled Elise up to labor and delivery, and after a quick check-in, the nurses determined Elise was complete and ready to start pushing. Dennis sent me a text message – Elise is 8cm. At Riverside. I rushed the kids off to the sitter and arrived at the hospital to this..
He was born at 8:54AM and although I missed the quick birth, we were able to capture some beautiful first moments.
Daddy giving him his first bath.
Jackson’s Uncle Ryan laughing about a pamphlet that says, “Baby’s cry a lot.” He doesn’t have children.
And the day they left the hospital, they stopped by the studio for Jackson’s newborn session. I joked to this BRAND NEW Mommy saying, WOW, YOU ARE SUPERWOMAN! I remember being SO exhausted leaving the hospital. The first thing I wanted was a hot shower, my couch and a cold beer!
Meet this Jack-O-Lantern!!!
I’d say we have a built-in-Buckeye!
Congratulations, Jackson, Elise and Dennis. A gazillions hugs and love from me. I just adore your entire family! XO!
Some fun facts about our new parents and baby Jackson…
Tell us about that first moment when you saw your baby.
It was amazing. After such a stressful delivery it was such a relief that he was healthy. Holding him was such a great feeling- it was finally all real!
What was your baby’s birth weight and length?
He was 7lbs 14oz, 20 inches
Is there a story behind your baby’s name?
Jackson was just a name that we liked. James is both of our dad’s middle name, so that was an easy choice. We kept the name a secret from everyone until he was born so that made it exciting!
Give us the scoop. What has surprised you the most about parenthood? Are there any funny stories or firsts that you’d like to share?
It amazes me how much we have already grown in our role as new parents. I had no idea how much we could love this little guy!
What did you like best about your experience with Crystal Jo?
Crystal was amazing! She wasn’t able to make it for the birth (we almost didn’t make it!) but she stayed after and caught so many amazing moments from his first few hours. Those pictures are moments that we will always treasure!
Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.