Harvey's Birth Story || Transitions Women's Wellness Center Manistee, MI || Elizabeth Marie Photography
Happy first birthday sweet Harvey! I cannot believe it's been one whole year since I got to witness his birth!
The day was July 3, 2018 and it also happened to be my 30th birthday. I woke up to a text from Ariel (Harvey's mama) at 8:15am. She first wished me a happy birthday, then informed me that she had been experiencing labor for a few hours. I called her shortly after so I could hear her experience a contraction, and sure enough, she was in labor. She could barely talk through the contraction, so I knew it was time. EEEEK I was soooo excited!
We got off the phone and left it at she'd give me updates throughout the day to let me know how things were moving along.
Around 5:45pm I decided to finally take a shower and what do you think happened? As soon as I got in the shower, my phone started ringing. It was Steve, Ariel's fiance. Him and Ariel were at Transitions Women's Wellness Center and I needed to come there ASAP. I took the fastest shower I possibly could and was out the door a little after 6.
I arrived at Transitions and started photographing around 6:15pm. Harvey was born just over 4 hours later, as the Manistee Forest Festival Fireworks were going off.
Being able to witness and photograph his birth was the most amazing experience ever! See below to witness his birth, his rockstar mama, and amazing birth team.