My good friend, David, was kind enough to let me inside to shoot his hotel that is under major renovation. It’s going to be a wonderful hotel and the chance to be there during the demo phase was amazing!
At 3:09 AM, on Friday August 9th, my hero, muse, and co-creator delivered our son, Shaya Alexander Merriman-Cohen. He was 8 pounds 6 ounces, and 21 inches long.
After a labor that began at 11:00 PM on Wednesday, a long, really good, and interesting day on Thursday, things seriously ramped up about 12:45 AM on Friday. He was born in a birthing tub, in our bedroom, with both of his brothers, Coco (one of our dogs), our doula Rebecca, a midwife assistant and our midwife Tracy in attendance. I feel so very thankful for being a part of this experience, that the boys were able to share the experience, and to have a beautiful and healthy new child. And I am so very in awe and proud of Jamie…
This photo was taken when he was about 2 hours old.