NEWBORN SESSION.OKLAHOMA CITY/EDMOND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER
July 7th came and went like morning sickness in the first trimester, so I texted her: “still pregnant?”
Almost a week later and after multiple jaunts out to the garden to harvest in the heavy heat of July, Lindsay found herself timing contractions.
She’s retelling Sawyer’s birthday to me from the rocking chair, only occasionally yawning. I couldn’t help but notice how relaxed she was, as if in her arms was her fourth child rather than her first.
His arrival was shared and Facebook family and friends exclaimed their congratulations, including myself. I finally get to meet my newest client! Sawyer’s proud Daddy posted the first photos of Lindsay and Sawyer, him on her chest, her hospital gown bunching around his tiny body.
The iPhone snap halts time with her beaming down at her son for the first time, soaking him in, but I know that instant remained for nearly eternity. She studied his every feature, unable to peel her eyes away from his eyes.
Eyes which are an exact replica of his daddy's.
As I clicked through Tyler's Facebook album dated July 13th (now a day that will never be just another day in his family), views of Lindsay and Sawyer fill the screen, along with a hospital scale documenting 7 lb 5 oz and nurse's in the background smiling as they check vitals and monitor the new mom. I passed through the album, stopping with a smile at Sawyer's first selfie with his Dad, asleep and cradled snug against his pearl snap shirt.
I imagine Lindsay was once again enamored with her husband, this time in a new way.
Fifteen days later, I sat in their living room and gently positioned the little cowboy with his Momma by my side. I couldn't help but think back to their maternity session, when they could only imagine whose genes would be undoubtedly duplicated.
Now they finally know.