Hunter and I met through the photography world and we became really good friends, really fast. This girl is super entertaining and she just keeps it real. I adore that about her. When she asked me to capture their birth story, I was HONORED. First of all, what an incredible experience. Secondly, Hunter and her hubby had been trying get pregnant and stay pregnant for a while. They endured a difficult season of waiting that included a miscarriage, but Hunter displayed a beautiful strength through it all and shared their struggles with her followers, letting them know life is not always good or picture perfect.
Honestly, I felt a little bit of pressure because I knew just how special this moment was to her and her husband, as well as their families. Lucikly, I live close to the hospital so she just kept me posted! When she was about a 7, she sent me a text, I got the kids to the babysitter and I headed that way! Y’all, this birth happened SO fast! A few minutes after my arrival, Hunter pushed and before we knew it, their sweet babe had entered the world.
Welcome to the world, England Ila Fowler!
Today on the blog, I’m sharing a special birth interview with Hunter regarding her birth experience. Pair it with the pictures below and you’ll have yourself an incredibly sweet and tender experience yourself. Enjoy!
What was your due date, and what was your baby’s birth date?
I was due on February 19, but was induced a week early because I had gestational diabetes. Her birth day was February 13!
What was your baby’s name, weight and length?
England Ila Fowler, 6 lbs 9 oz 18 in
Did you learn anything about yourself through this experience?
Nothing new! I realized I don’t handle those painful contractions well, that I’m impatient, but above all, that I’d do anything to get my babe here safely!