Time for some photos of Jude! The past 12 days have been the best of my life and although we haven't taken as many photos of Jude as we would like in the home studio, we do have quite a few of him just being Jude around the house. I'm also sneaking in an outtake from the shoot because it was too cute to leave out even though Ryman wasn't happy with the lighting ;)
We do have some from our stay in the hospital, which was probably the most challenging experience I've ever been through- as most women expect childbirth to be. After a little more than 34 hours of labor the doctors decided it was time to take Jude the 'new' old fashioned way, against his will- but for his own good. Because his heart rate continued to drop during each contraction it was decided that he wouldn't do well if I tried to deliver him naturally. A Cesarean section was required to ensure a safe delivery for both of us and of course when the little guy first made his debut the umbilical cord was nice and snug around his neck, just as the doctors had suspected.
Thankfully everything turned out perfectly and no more than an hour after the doctors told us surgery was a must, I was holding him in my arms for the first time.