Thursday, June 3, 2010

No Birth Photographer

Another way I've failed my children is that I did not have a professional photographer present to document their births. You should know, I didn't have any extended family members. Or a doula. In fact I barely had a doctor.

I did have a camera. That took film. Film that had to be developed. Developed at a store. A store that offered a discount on the second set of prints. Hi, year 2000.

Every once in a while, I'll stumble across those images captured in the moments after Hazel was born. I remember holding her in my arms for the first time. A nurse graciously offered to take a picture of us all. Erik, myself, newborn Hazel and poking out for prosperity my areola.

It really is a horrible picture. It seems to get worse with time. And as always, there's my boob front and center. Why didn't anyone cover me up? I think that nurse did it on purpose.


Magpie said...

You know, I didn't even have a professional photographer at my wedding. As a result, there are no pictures of the two of us. Not a one.

I do have an eerie and gory picture of my c-section which my husband took by holding the camera up over the sheet...

MarathonMom said...

that's OK, just photoshop your favorite celebs baby photos!

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