First Born Hospital Birth

I met Kelli and her husband a few years back in church. We quickly realized we were both CrossFitters and could connect on a whole different level. Kelli has been to the CrossFit games 3 times in the team division. To say the least, this mama is a beast. For how strong and athletic she is, she is also one of the sweetest and most tender hearted women I've ever met! 

She text me early in the morning two days after her estimated due date. Before my phone even vibrated, I was laying in my bed thinking 'it is time for baby Cramer.' She let me know she had been up all night with "cramps" starting at 1:30am and that they were headed to the hospital at 8am. 

Adam supported Kelli throughout her contractions helping her to find the most comfortable position and helping her stay relaxed. She worked through her labor unmedicated in the hospital dilating from 3cm at 8:30am to 9cm at 1pm. My favorite quote of this mama the entire day was, "I just want to have fun! I just want to have fun.." She decided on an epidural and I have never seen such a huge smile on her face after it took effect. She told me she was having so much fun as she filled the room with laughter! 

This being my first birth as an official birth photographer, I was exhilarated and extremely nervous. Kelli's primary nurse was incredibly sweet and easy to work with. Her husband was amazing and a strong supporter of Kelli. It was a dream. Their first born made his debut at 4:54pm. Thank you all so much for letting me be a part of your birth day!