When Jes Hogan went into labor with her sixth child, it was days after her baby’s due date. She and her husband, Travis, were worried that their baby boy was taking too long to come out. And then suddenly, little Max decided to make his appearance, setting his parents into a panic.
”Oh my God, we’re not going to make it to the hospital,” Jes thought. “The baby’s going to be born here at home.”
Travis rushed his wife to the hospital and Jes contacted photographer Tammy Karin to let her know it was time.
“As we neared the last turn to the hospital I began screaming that baby was coming,” Jes says. “Travis honked the horn rapidly as I screamed through the contractions and he pulled quickly into the ER drive.”
Inside the hospital, the staff didn’t quite realize how close to giving birth Jes was and seconds later, she was giving birth in a hallway.
“Oh god, he’s here,”Jes recalls. “I started to take my pants off because I could feel my body pushing the baby’s head out. I reached down and could feel his head crowning with my hand. I looked at my husband and said, ‘Travis, catch him!’”
As all of this was happening, Tammy was frantically taking pictures.
“It was my craziest birth, but also, the most perfect. It was not at all what I had planned, but it ended without any intervention, with a healthy baby, and amazing support people by our sides. It was beautiful and I’ll forever love every memory of it!” Jes says.
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“I looked at my husband and said; ‘Travis catch him!’”
“This is what the nurse saw when Jes Hogan came into the hospital.”
“I felt my body involuntarily pushing his head the rest of the way out,” the mom remembers.”
“It was a blur at this point, they reached us, helped me lay down just as my body began to push again.”
“Oh god, he’s here!”
“Jes’ photographer, Tammy Karin, was there to capture the unbelievable moment.”
“Our son took a moment to cry, then he went very calm.”
“He was 6 lbs 7 oz, 20 inches long. Our son. Our last baby. Our only boy. Our smallest and quickest delivery. It’s still surreal.”
“His big sisters were overjoyed to welcome their new brother.”
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