I was hoping to have some beautiful birth photography to go along with this beautiful little newborn boy but there is a much more interesting story!
Andrew Benjamin Cicora arrived into this world into his Mother’s arms…
IN THE FAMILY MINI-VAN! Yes, that’s right, delivered in the car…by his own mama… on the way to the hospital. Jenn went from zero contractions to having a baby in her arms in less than 15 minutes.
Ben (the daddy), while driving, talked to the 911 operator as Jenn untangled the umbilical cord around Drew’s neck. She lifted him to her chest immediately and heard her favorite noise…the first cry. Ben looked over and said, “Is it a boy or girl?” Jenn had no idea. Her mind the whole time was only on baby’s health and safety. She looked down and happily said, “BOY!” The 911 operator whispered “Congratulations” through the cell phone. It was a true miracle. And a great story that I am sure Andrew will be telling when someone asks,
“Where were you born?”
Proud big brother, Nico holding little brother Drew. Big sister, Gianna had “big sis” on her hair bow.
You can see it here.
Grandmother’s old sewing machine…
Andrew was perfectly healthy weighing in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces, 20.25 inches.
And brave mommy who delivered her own son.
Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.