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Charlotte the Hipster Baby – Kansas City Birth Story

Every Tuesday night a group of friends gets together for what we now call #neighbornights and we’ve been doing this for almost 2 years now. It started by accident when a landlord in our boho downtown neighborhood (the Kansas City River Market) bought a grill which prompted neighbors bringing their own things to grill and drinks to share. Eventually we picked a date so everyone would know to plan around it because we loved it so much which is why we are now “Tuesday people”.
Once the weather starts to turn colder we either go out to eat as a group (usually Mexican) or someone hosts in their loft. Anyways, some time last year we’d been spending a lot more time than usual with our friends Liz and Tanner for no reason other than we really, really like them. Our meetings usually involve coffee or fun alcoholic drinks (because we’re grown ups and we like coffee and tasty grown up drinks!) but Liz had been turning down drinks because she was all congested and didn’t feel well. Well, one neighbor night out she turned down a drink and our good friend Ali (who has a super cool food blog… side note!) casually said, “You’re not pregnant are you?” Being a young and primarily married group of friends, this wasn’t an uncommon “joke” to throw out on the table, but for some reason we all stopped talking and looked at Liz who then said, “Guys, we weren’t going to tell you yet because it’s so early… but we’re having a baby!” WOOOOAH. This ch-ch-ch-change also meant our closest friends were going to move out of their perfect loft to the Lee’s Summit ‘burbs to have more space and so they could open a super cool coffee shop.If you don’t know us personally or you don’t follow us on Instagram, you might not know our dog’s name is Charlotte, and we call her #CharlotteTheHipsterDog. One day Tanner came up to us and said, “Uh, guys? How would you feel if we named our baby girl Charlotte. Not really after the Hipster dog, of course, I mean… she’s pretty awesome… but because it’s the only name we both agree on.” From that point forward we knew she was going to forever be #CharlotteTheHipsterBaby.
As hard as I tried to get Liz to agree to have me photograph baby Charlotte’s birth, she wasn’t digging the idea. Birth photography isn’t for everyone which I totally respect. What she did want photographed, though, was when their family arrived to meet baby Charlotte for the first time, which is now what I call a “Family Session” with my Birth story pricing.
Tanner text me at 4 saying she was born, so come over any time… but it wasn’t until 7 before we were allowed in the room which meant lots of family bonding time in the waiting room at Shawnee Mission Medical Center! The cell phones weren’t working and the pizza Liz’s dad brought over because Tanner was hungry was getting cold, so every time the door would open everyone would look over… “Is it him? Tanner?”  When I was finally able to go in the room, it was SO special for me to be there to capture the first time her grandparents saw her and held her, the first time Tanner’s brother ever held a baby, and their first family photo.
Birth is amazing. Every single part of it. (At least I think so!)
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  • March 14, 2015 - 11:20 am

    Becca S - I hadn’t ever seen these! I love them so much!ReplyCancel

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