a week ago today, i was on my way to work when my phone rang. henny never calls, just texts - so i had a gut feeling that it was show time.
i knew it would be a while still - so i went to work, but could barely concentrate. i had been there for the birth of my 4 other nieces and nephews - i wasn't going to miss out on this. luckily, both henny and mike agreed that amy and i could be in the room.
i finally joined the labour party at rachel's house. luck would have it that gastown - where henny and mike live - was closed off to all traffic for the gastown grand prix, so henny laboured at rachel's house before heading to the hospital.
henny and mike will have their own words to describe charlie's birth - so i'll leave that up to them. instead, here is his birth story through my perspective....i'm so so so so so glad henny and mike allowed me to photograph this for them.
charlie was born on thursday, july 11th at 4:11 am.
p.s. - if you know anyone who wants their labour and delivery photographed - i so want to do this again!!!!