Mom of 6 Jes Hogan recently shared her beautiful birth story, a story that was captured by professional photographer Tammy Karin, from Little Leapling Photography .
Son Max had taken his time in mom’s belly. After days of waiting past her due date, Jes began to worry.
But when Max suddenly decided to make an appearance, the parents were sent into a panic: ”Oh my God, we’re not going to make it to the hospital. The baby’s going to be born here at home,” Jes thought.
Her husband Travis, however, was ready and helped his wife into the car. It didn’t take more than a few minutes for them to reach the hospital . It gave Jes the opportunity to contact Tammy, her photographer, that it was time.
“As we neared the last turn to the hospital I began screaming that baby was coming,” Jes remembers, and continues:
“Travis honked the horn rapidly as I screamed through the contractions and he pulled quickly into the Er drive.”
At first there was no one around to help the couple. Tammy showed up just in time to witness the couple’s dramatic arrival.
“Tammy told the receptionist that I was in fact having this baby right now and she needed to hurry and get help. Apparently she didn’t quite understand the urgency at this exact moment.”
“Oh god, he’s here,” were Jes’ first words.
“I started to take my pants off because I could feel my body pushing the baby’s head out. I reached down and could feel his head crowning with my hand. I looked at my husband and said, “Travis catch him!”
“Without any hesitation he did just that as I felt my body involuntarily pushing his head the rest of the way out.”
All of this happened on the floor of the emergency room, as Tammy frantically snapped pictures amongst the nurses.
The photos she took show the dramatic situation and how the nurses arrived in the nick of time, just as healthy, tiny Max makes his way into the world.
“It was my craziest birth, but also, the most perfect. It was not at all what I had planned, but it ended without any intervention, with a healthy baby, and amazing support people by our sides. It was beautiful and I’ll forever love every memory of it!”
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I looked at my husband and said; “Travis catch him!”
This is what the nurse at Kansas saw at 03:00, when Jes Hogan came into the hospital.
“I felt my body involuntarily pushing his head the rest of the way out,” the mom remembers.
“It was a blur at this point, they reached us, helped me lay down just as my body began to push again.”
“The nurse gently removed his cord that was loosely around his neck, now his head was completely out.”
“Oh god, he’s here!”
”Little Maxwell arrived on the floor just inside the entrance of the emergency room at 3:38 am.”
Jes’ photographer, Tammy Karin, was there to capture the unbelievable moment.
“Our son took a moment to cry, then he went very calm.”
“It was my craziest birth, but also, the most perfect.”
“It was not at all what I had planned, but it ended without any intervention, with a healthy baby, and amazing support people by our sides.”
“He was 6 lbs 7 oz, 20 inches long. Our son. Our last baby. Our only boy. Our smallest and quickest delivery. It’s still surreal.”
The girls were overjoyed to welcome their new brother.
“Our 5 amazing little girls came by to meet their tiny little brother.”
“It was beautiful and I’ll forever love every memory of it.”
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