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  • Hey there! My name is Breanna Fogg and I am a wedding and portrait photographer located in Birmingham, Alabama. This is where you will find my most recent posts, so get ready to see some awesome engagements and weddings!

The Birth of our baby boy Spencer!

I know it’s been 3 months since his birth, but I wanted to share the images taken at my son’s birth and the story behind it.

Spencer Lucas Fogg was born at 5:07AM on November 6th, 2012 at the UAB Women’s and Infants Center.  It was definitely a difficult birth, but totally worth it!  Kind of funny coincidence before I start the story. I had two Anesthesiologists, and one went to college with Ryan, and the other was my old high school friend Casey Hitt!  So funny what a small world it is sometimes.  Also, the day my water broke (and the day we thought he would be born), was our 8 year “dating anniversary.”  Spencer opted to be born the next day though, Election Day haha.

So, I started having contractions Friday afternoon (November 2nd), they gradually got worse on Saturday, and then they were horrible on Sunday. BUT, even though I was having them every 5-16 minutes nonstop for those 3 days, they were not the consistent “5 minutes apart” that they tell you to wait for. I called the doctor to see if I could come in anyways because I was in so much pain by Sunday evening… but no.  So I was basically in agony for a few days before my water finally broke on Monday morning (November 5th) at 7AM, and really hadn’t been able to sleep for 3 days.

We got to the hospital and I was immediatley given an epidural (so AMAZING when you have been having contractions for days!).  They also started me on Pitocin because I was not progressing at all.  Fast forward a to about 12AM when I finally was able to start pushing, and my epidural decided to quit working for the most part.  So during the 2.5 hours of pushing, I felt a lot of pain, mainly in the form of back contractions… yeah not fun.  No luck with the pushing because Spencer was too big, so they opted for a C-Section since I had been in active labor for so long and he wasn’t budging.  So 22 hours after my water broke Spencer was born 🙂

I gained 60 pounds during my pregnancy, so we knew he would be a good sized baby, and he weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces. He was 2 weeks early though, so he might have been a 9 pounder had he waited the 2 weeks! 🙂 We are so in love with our baby boy and are so lucky to have awesome family and friends to share him with!

Here are the pictures from the hospital experience.  I am so thankful that my good friend Amy Carson was able to take pictures of the birth. And my husband and a very nice nurse took the pictures that she couldn’t take (since she wasn’t allowed in the C-Section room) 🙂