I love happy endings :). Sara and I met when I worked at the hospital in the ER and became fast friends. She and I shared similar stories, that only those who have struggled with understand the truly heart-wrenching pain, of infertility. But her and Deane’s story ended like ours… with a miracle baby! Emmett was their last chance and hope of having a child of their own. After years and years of treatments, this last chance was the only one that mattered… and one giant miracle happened… Sara was expecting! I bawled like a baby behind my camera when I stood next to Deane and Sara – in our itty-bitty designated space in the operating room – and Deane got to announce that they just had a baby boy! The last minute c-section was unexpected for all, but it all turned out and I was so happy when I found out that the the anesthesiologist and (in my biased opinion) the best doc in the world (also our doc!) would allow me in the operating room with them! Emmett was born 3 weeks early and only weighed in at 5 lbs 2 oz, so he needed to spend a little time in the level 2 nursery to be monitored. Since Sara wasn’t able to go in the nursery until she could walk on her own (which takes hours after the spinal), I documented Emmett’s first hour of life so she would always have these images to tell his story. I love how Deane took pictures on his cell phone so that he could run back to the room to show Sara. Sara’s mom was allowed in the nursery, but that was it for visitors that first night. I bawled again as I was saying my goodbyes to Sara and Deane and heard Sara on the phone telling her dad that he was a Grandpa to a perfect little boy. Oh so much love… so much love for this sweet boy they waited so long for!