It was 9:30pm and I was just leaving The Knot market mixer when I got the call… “Rachel, I’m in labor.” She said they weren’t headed to the hospital quite yet, but she wanted to give me a heads up. The good news? I was already uptown… the bad news… I had enjoyed 2 cocktails, was all dressed up and didn’t have my camera. Whomp, whomp, whomp. So back home I went, threw on my comfiest sweatpants and waited… at 2am she called, “Rachel, things progressed really quickly and I’m going to start pushing. How quickly can you get here?” Obviously she had the epidural… because no woman in the state of natural child birth would be able to call me right then and talk to me so calmly.
At 2:30am Dawn and Barry welcomed little baby Piper into the world… 8lbs 3oz, 20in long… and gorgeous. Don’t believe me? Just look for yourself.
Dawn & Barry… Thank you for letting me be a part of this very special and intimate time in your baby girls first initial moments in the world, and the first time your family of three grew to a family of four. Love you guys so much! Congrats! (And Wyatt? I know you’re going to be such a great big brother)