June 3, 2009
Benik Birth Story
I had the honor of witnessing what seemed to be the EASIEST delivery EVER. Seriously, Sydney made it look too easy. A big congratulations to Sydney & Luke and thank you for letting me be there to document it!
And if you are looking to have your birth documented in a VERY PG rating kind of way, drop me a line.
You can view the whole event and order prints HERE.
This post came appropriately on the 3rd of June. I have not been very vocal about this until now.
Tonight, Callie and I are headed up to SLC to spend the night at Little America (thank you priceline). Then in the morning at 5:00am, we go check into University of Utah hospital for our scheduled c-section for Weston Scott, our 5th child. He'll then be transferred immediately to Primary Children's hospital where he will undergo some major surgeries etc.
Why? Our son has TOF, which basically means, he has no pulmonary valve and there is a hole in his heart. Because there is no pulmonary valve, other arteries have become enlarged and have put Weston at risk. There is pressure on the lungs due to the enlarged arteries and there will be a race to stabilize him once the umbilical cord is cut. Right now, as he is in Callie's tummy, he is 100% fine. But the second they cut the umbilical cord, it turns into a different story.
However, we are VERY lucky and blessed that though he has TOF, there is nothing else wrong with him physically.
It is going to be one crazy month as he will be up at Primary Children's for at least a month as will I as Callie will be home with the other 4 kids. After I fly to San Fran this weekend for a wedding and some family shoots, I am off for 3 weeks until my wedding on the 27th at Sundance. It is really unheard of to be off for 3 weeks during the summer. It was not planned that way, it just happened and I am grateful.
We are both hopeful and realize there is nothing we can do but believe and have faith for the best. I'll be documenting daily what will be happening with us on film. And those images will make it to the blog in due time. I'm nervous and I'm scared but, I'm ready.
I'll post updates periodically as we get them. Thanks for reading...