Updated: Mar 6, 2020
On October 6th, Miss Gentry Blaire Walker made her grand entrance to our world at 1:52 PM, weighing 8lb 6oz and measuring 21.5 inches.
Three years ago, Shelby and James met at a bar in Texas. James laughed that they met a few times before he actually got her number... but once they really connected, they knew this was "it". Shelby as followed James and his USMC career coast to coast. One of my favorite parts of a Fresh 48 with first time parents is hearing about their birth experience. Shelby was such a warrior. Though her water broke before contractions started, once her labor was augmented, things moved fast and furious. Just four hours after starting pitocin, Shelby was holding her sweet Rainbow Baby in her arms. James said the whole labor and birth experience was just so cool and he didn't realize how hard labor actually is. Watching his wife bring life into the world gave him "an all new respect for women". It's true that birth, whether you're the one doing it or witnessing it, is a life changing experience. I was so honored to be able to come visit with The Walker Family when Gentry was just 24 hours old and capture all those little details that are so special about this once in a lifetime experience (Even if you have many children, each birth and baby is so unique!). It's amazing how fast those squishy newborns morph and change. In even just one week, Gentry will probably look so different. So how special is it to have these photos to always remember the little details, the sweet snuggles, and the heart melting smiles!