Being invited into a delivery room is a true honor. This family allowed me to be present during one of the most personal moments of their lives, and for that I am truly thankful. The delivery of the Boyles babies was an absolutely incredible and beautiful experience. Aaron and Angela had a waiting room full of loving and patient family members who also had the task of entertaining their adorable son Cortlin. As you might remember from Angela’s maternity session, not all family members knew she was carrying twins! It was quite the challenge for the nurses to keep silent! (Yet they did an amazing job as always.) Angela’s labor progressed very quickly and soon it was time for delivery!
Protocol for twin deliveries is to deliver in the OR, even though Angela would be allowed to attempt a vaginal birth, being in the OR is just a precaution.
They chose not to find out the genders of their babies… They really like surprises! Baby A arrived shortly after moving to the OR and… It’s a GIRL! The emotion and love poured from them both and Aaron’s reaction to seeing his daughter for the first time brought tears to my own eyes. She weighed a whopping 6lbs 9oz and looked just like her big brother.
At this point in time, not everything went according to plan, and Baby B’s heart rate decreased to a scary level. Angela was prepped for an emergency cesarian delivery. The room became extrememly busy and I prayed I would not have to leave, I knew how much Angela wanted the entire birth to be photographed and how dissapointed she would be to not have these memories. I just kept quiet in my corner and watched with hopeful eyes that no one would notice me. Before I knew it the curtain was up and a nurse was carrying Baby B to the warmer. Yay, I got to stay!! It’s another GIRL! She weighed slightly less than her sister at 5lbs 12oz. Two beautiful, healthy baby girls! Such a blessing.
As Baby A was brought over to snuggle with her sister, I saw a peeking big brother out of the corner of my eye! Cortlin is one of the most patient kids I have ever met! The adorableness (yes I just made that a word) that is in the next photos will make your ovaries burst! Each moment these two babies inched closer and closer together and eventually held hands! Oh what a treasure that moment is!
Angela, you are such an amazing and strong mother! Your baby girls, and Cortlin are so lucky to have you!
Cortlin was the first to come meet his sisters and he was so happy to finally see them! The family had waited so long to come in and discover the genders! These photos are so fun to see the reactions each person had!
Can you guess which family member had no idea there were two babies?!
She had the best reaction and it took every ounce of me to not cry!
Thank you so very much Aaron and Angela for allowing me into your lives. I will never forget the special arrival of your beautiful girls. ~Megan