In preparing for Logan’s birth we had a birth team assembled which included our wonderful friend and photographer of InstaBirthStory. She does amazing work documenting birth stories in real time. I cannot express how grateful I am for her work. She not only documented his face, but his hands, feet every inch of him that could be documented so carefully. If you are interested in the core of why I write I don’t know if I will ever be able to describe it as eloquently as Cate’s words in her final post in #TheStoryOfLogan.
The story and pictures is linked here to see #TheStoryOfLogan
Honestly, I don’t know how to “end” this story. I don’t want to. I want there to be a happy ending. Symbolically I’m sure I could come up with something but that’s not the reality.
On Tuesday this family lost their full-term baby boy due to something unexpected and out of their control. It was declared “asphyxiation.” I am not a medical professional and I was not present for the first few hours so I only know what I was told and what I witnessed. I will not have answers to questions because I do not know the answers. What I do know is I saw a medical team with bloodshot eyes from crying and I can only assume they did everything they possibly could to save Logan’s life and his family from heartache. When I left the hospital that day I cried. I cried for the family who had no idea this was coming. I cried for other families who have experienced an #infantloss. I cried because of the reality that, even with our advanced medical field, things can still go wrong in pregnancy and delivery and have fatal outcomes. This was something I naively thought I’d never have to experience as a #birthphotographer because I couldn’t imagine seeing any of my clients go through this. But it happens more often than it’s talked about. I’m grateful this family allowed me to tell their story for them publicly on here. Our hope is it opens doors for people to talk and to give #infantlosssupport for not only this family but also for all the families who have experienced this.
Logan’s life with his family was so short but in the 15 hours he was here he was OH so loved.
This is #TheStoryOfLogan