A Hard Delivery

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by ahuyevshi, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    We drove from California to NYC so that my wife could give birth in NYC where most of our family is. After 3 days of driving, 45 bathroom breaks, construction delays and torrential rain. We finally made it to NYC.

    Had a checkup scheduled the next morning and the Dr said the baby was in distress and we needed to have an emergency C-Section. Now that he is safe at home, I wanted to share some of the scariest moments in our lives. He spent 7 days in the NICU and is now home. The Blonde nurse who looks as if she is about to cry is also my mother and his grandmother.

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  2. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Congrats on your baby. These moments are really scary, when there is possibility of something going wrong. I was there when my son was born and until today I can't help getting emotional about it.
    Beautiful photos.
  3. denis_sf

    denis_sf Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 4, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    What a powerfully beautiful series. Glad to hear that he's out of NICU.

    My first child - now nearly 15 - crashed upon delivery. I was so out of it in that moment I vaguely remember hearing the tone and subsequent 'RT TO ROOM (whatever) STAT' over the PA system and thinking, huh, that's our room...followed by the near-instant rush of the Respiratory Therapy team. She responded quickly though and went home the next day. I can't imagine the stress that the extended hospital stay must have caused. Very pleased to hear that he and mom are safe and at home.

    Congratulations on the addition to your family and on the beautiful images you shared from his first moments/hours. Great job, Dad. :)
  4. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
  5. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010

    But THAT was crazy -- I can't imagine driving from CA to NY, much less while 9 (I assume) months pregnant! Bravo! :biggrin:
  6. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Congrats! Nice serie also

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  7. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    These shots are not only excellent documentation of the event, but they are technically excellent photos. The b/w here is perfect. Very well done sir.
  8. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Thanks all... He is now home safe, so I've been going through importing and editing some of the shots. I was trying to keep my mind off how sick he was by shooting.

    Yeap 9 months.. He was at 37 weeks so we figured we had a good 2 weeks lead time. Stopped overnight in Nebraska but pretty much made it straight through. A 5yo with a 5yo bladder, 2 pocket dogs and a 9 month preggo.

    Here's our first our timelapsed...

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  9. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Congratulations and pleased to hear you are all doing well.

    Childbirth is one of the most amazing experiences a man & woman can go through and is a true miracle, being present at the birth of my daughter changed me from being a military man with 9 combat tours under my belt who was fairly uncaring, callous at times and unemotional to a blubbering mess in no time at all!

    I wish you all well for the future and thank you for sharing some very emotional and beautiful photos of a very personal experience.
  10. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA

    Thanks... It is amazing how they make you change..
  11. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    Great shots - thanks for sharing!
  12. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    We had a Caesarean too, complete recovery, easy as pie : hope the same goes for your wife. Best of luck.
  13. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Congrats and nail-biting commiseration with the experience. Enjoy fatherhood!
  14. daimos

    daimos Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    You now have a Gas Prevention Entity.
  15. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Fantastic documentary shots. I'm so glad everything turned out well in the end. Many congratulations :)
  16. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Congratulations! I'm glad that things worked out well for you. He's a fine looking boy. :2thumbs:
  17. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    I'm so glad you all came through the long trip, delivery and those scary NICU days so well. Congrats to you and your wife, and thanks so much for sharing such a wonderous and personal experience. BTW, what did you name the new arrival? :smile:

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  18. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Congratulations! :dancingparty:
  19. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Thank you all!!! Looking forward to shooting him and his big sister a lot in the next few years ;)

    Thanks.. Gabe!
  20. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Great name! Sounds like a photographer's name to me. :biggrin: