Today is a special report … I am writing this from Targu Mures (my fathers home town – about 70km from where we live). At around midnight last night Andreea received an SMS message and 2 hours later we were on our way to her 2nd home birth here in Romania. I tagged along as driver, photographer and eventually a bit of Shakuhachi playing.
It was a first time for us working as a team …. that we were given an opportunity to give all that we have to give. Shortly after we arrived so did the signs of labor. This was my first time photographing such an intense and intimate event. It was also my first time witnessing a birth. It was also my first time witnessing Andreea in her element … she is superbly masterful at what she does. She was the only professional present at the birth since the couple decided not to have a midwife present.
We arrived close to 4am and just after 8am a healthy baby boy was born into the world.
I am tired, dislocated and vibrating inside … I am contained … but drained. We will be staying another night here and leaving to go back home some time tomorrow.
Boy oh boy 🙂