Oh how I love these cousins of mine. Steph and I were “best cousins” growing up. We had the best of times playing on our grandparent’s farm, inventing the Island of Kapoopoo, doing all sorts of country life things in their little town (Grace, Idaho) and have hundreds of incredible memories. We played games –school, town, war, Kanasta, risk, anything and everything, we rode our bikes to town, floated the flume and helped grandpa with the chores. Times spent with my cousins are definitely some of my fondest childhood memories. Now we are all grown up. Some of us are married. Some of us are parents. But we are all best friends.
I was soo happy to spend the day with Matt and Steph last Wednesday. I got to the Jordan River Medical Center around 10:30 about two hours after they got checked in. Steph wasn’t in much pain yet, so they were just chilling and watching Maverick. It was one of her dad’s favorite movies so they spent a lot of time watching in growing up, which made it her comfort movie. A couple hours passed. Matt and I went and grabbed lunch then came back to the hospital. Contractions and pain were starting to pick up so she called for the good drugs ;). Once she had the epidural in, she was able to relax again. She was at a tight 4, so we put in What to Expect when you’re Expecting. One of all of our favorite movies. Steph started to get nauseous. If you remember from her last birth story, this is a good sign. I go running– baby starts coming. The nurse came in to check her. She was at a 10. She did one practice push and everyone said “WOAH! Wait.” The doc got there 15 or so minutes later. She pushed ONCE and then baby Matisyn made her quick appearance into the world. It was beautiful. She was a fiesty little thing and not to happy about being in the world. She screamed and screamed. But then she nursed and was perfectly content with life.
About an hour later her big brother, Taylor, and grandma came to meet little Matisyn. He was a little confused, but also very eager to meet his little sister. I can already tell he’s going to be the sweetest brother. I’m not a videographer, but I wanted to film a few clips throughout the day to put together a quick video of such a special day to go along with their pictures.
Kylee started Kylee Ann Photography 9 years ago, and has since grown from a one woman amateur show to a full associate team. We shoot 50-75 weddings a year, and thrive on kindness and service. After a year of teaching Intro to Photography at the local technical college, she discovered that helping other entrepreneurs create thriving businesses is what fires her up! She hosts semi-annual Kylee Ann Sleepovers all over the US, speak at conferences and teach online courses about running a small business and marketing.