Fuji A Surrogate Birth

KillRamsey

Hall of Famer
Jun 20, 2012
Hood River, OR
Kyle
My wife gave birth today to a beautiful, healthy, HUGE little girl for a couple in France. My beloved old XT1 is stll busted, so ... Original X100 it is!

The day started well, water sorta broke at 4am, but then it cooled off. So we went for a long walk to get very spicey virgin bloody maries at 2 different places. And it worked.

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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

After some labor at the house, the midwife and our daughter walked with us to the hospital. I brought the cargo bike as backup, and sure enough, halfway there the contractions were too strong for her to walk anymore, so she rode in it.
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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

Once at the birthing center, things progressed quickly.

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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

This is the mother, from France.
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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

Pushing, seconds before birth:
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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

Baby is out, mother sees her for the first time:
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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

This moment is what my wife wanted, so badly - to do this for someone else.
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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

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by gordopuggy, on Flickr


Everyone's healthy.

And...

I miss good low light autofocus.
 

BrianS

Hall of Famer
Apr 3, 2013
Fantastic Pictures, and a wonderful act for someone elses family.

When my Daughter was born, I brought the F2AS with 55/1.2 Nikkor. And a 3-D camera... When asked "do you want to cut the umbilical cord?", got to use the line "NO! That's what I'm paying you for!"
 

christilou

Legend
Jul 13, 2010
Sunny Frimley
I'm moved to tears by these, especially the ones with the baby's mother. How big is your wife's heart to do this for another couple :flowers_2: Having had three babies myself I know how painful and hard this is and to do it for another mother to have that joy is just incredible. You and your wife are a very special couple :) :hail:
 

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