Fortunately for you, my friend, Katie, was unable to arrive at Bennett’s birth until – literally – the last push! I say fortunately because otherwise you might have ended up seeing pictures that you never wanted to see.
Being that I was in intense concentration, when they asked if I wanted my photographer to come in, I shouted, “NO!” But, you see, not only was I working on getting Bennett out, believe it or not I was STILL trying to keep the charley horses at bay! With that one, right leg in the air, during pushing and during stitching, I STILL had to keep working my calf muscle and flexing my foot to keep a cramp from coming. I don’t even know what I would have done if I had experienced birth and a charley horse at the same time. I mean that last one had me limping for four days! Sheesh.
In this picture, you see Brian’s hands still serving me post-birth. He also stepped in to squeeze my leg muscles for me. Such a great guy.