December 4, 2017
Gosh, where do I begin with this beautiful family?
They have such a unique story to share.
After mom (“F”) had a stroke at the age of 25, she was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Syndrome, which is an autoimmune condition that affects the blood and its ability to clot. They had about a 30% chance to conceive.
“F” was thrilled to get pregnant in October 2012, only to miscarry around the 8-9 week mark. They suffered through the loss of multiple other pregnancies, including a stillbirth of their baby girl in 2015.
“F” was told if they were to get pregnant again, the chances of complications were very high.
This lead them to look towards surrogacy.
They connected with a surrogate (“K”) in Oklahoma
Mama F said, “K had been registering higher blood pressure during her final OB appointments so they opted to induce her two weeks early, even though K was confident it was just the super hot OK weather and the hassle of trying to find a parking spot.”
Mama F and Dad (“P”) quickly changed their flight from Australia to arrive in Oklahoma 2 weeks earlier for baby J’s birth.
“K was an absolute star the whole way through labor,” Mama F said, “and took us all by surprise when baby J was born just a few moments after a ‘not so nice’ contraction.”
Mama F is forever grateful they were able to share such a special time with their new lifelong friends <3
Mama F asked if they could also include “K” in the session. What a special photo of a very blessed baby J.
I was thrilled to get to document this much anticipated little guy!!
“The best part of parenthood, is getting to wake baby J up and have him smile up at me.” – Mama F
Mama F says, “Baby J definitely looks like his dad, but with my nose (phew!)”
Mama F is most surprised how little she cares about poop, now that she’s a mom. 😂
F & P – thank you so much for trusting me to photograph baby J’s newborn session. You both make fantastic parents and it was an honor getting to know you while you were in the US. I need to plan a trip to Australia to see how baby J is doing and maybe catch some baby photos of him 😉