A 20 Week Secret!
The Healing Power of a Baby
Little Benjamin was born on February 15th at 9:42pm, weighing 8lbs 5oz. I photographed him at 10 days new and he did not disappoint me! Mom prepped him really well for the session and he allowed me to do a number of different poses with him without making a fuss. I asked mom some questions about the birth and the significance of Ben’s name, and boy did she have some great stories!
Ben is the youngest brother to William and Alexander. The name Benjamin was chosen because mom and dad wanted him to have another classic name, to match his brothers. All of the boys have a family name included – for Ben it is his middle name of Keith, after his Grandfather.
Fun fact – Dad found out the sex of the baby at one of the ultrasound appointments, but because mom didn’t want to know, he had to keep it a secret for 20 weeks! Can you imagine?!
Benjamin’s arrival came after mom was induced, spent Valentine’s Day waiting and going back and forth from home to hospital, a drip was started to make things “speed along”, and then finally an emergency c-section was done due to baby’s dropping heart rate.
Memorable moment for mom, in her own words – “After the operation I had uncontrollable trembling in my arms. I didn’t hold Benjamin right away because I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to hold onto him. But as soon as he was put in my arms my tremors stopped. Healing power of babes!”
When big brothers came the next day to meet their new sibling, they were hoping for a girl (as “mommy is outnumbered” they say) and were slightly disappointed to find out their wish didn’t come true. But they are still excited and know that another brother will be loads of fun. Hmmm…maybe mom and dad will try for baby #4 to be a girl…???!!!!
I am incredibly blessed to have met the Matthie family and spend a few hours with little Benjamin. I look forward to capturing more of their memories in the future.
Images by Red Deer Family Photographers JM Photography © 2017
Some of my Favourite Photos from Benjamin’s Session
Benjamin’s Newborn Session Details
Date | 02.25.17
Newborn Photo Location | Red Deer Studio
Photos by Amy Cheng
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