Jaxon Michael Montgomery

I’ve been thinking about this blog post for a long time now. Almost 10 months to be exact. What would I say?  What kind of photos would be on here?  You hear all the tales about experiencing the birth of your first child and how incredible, life-changing and surreal it all is and how quickly your life transitions from one phase to the next.  At 11:10 this morning, Jaxon Michael Montgomery arrived and proved those tales to be true.

Weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces with a length of 19.5 inches, Jaxon made a very quick arrival.  How quick?  Kristin’s water broke at 8:15am, contractions started about eight minutes apart around 9:00am, we arrived at the hospital at 9:15am, settled into our room around 9:15 and less than two hours later, Jaxon arrived.  Kristin pushed for all of five minutes.  To me, it felt like five hours.  I asked the doctors if five minutes was a normal amount of time because it felt like forever to me.  They said normal was more like one to two hours.  Women… I salute you.  I’ll leave it at that.

So being a photographer and a dad, I captured all kinds of moments on Jax’s first day on Earth. I’d like to think he had something to do with the Badgers’ men’s basketball team’s 63-60 road win over eighth ranked Ohio State.  I’d also like ot thank him for waiting for today to arrive and not Saturday when I was shooting a wedding.

This was the most incredible experience of my life.  I’m so happy and blessed to have a great family, friends and now a beautiful son. Here are some images from our first day with Jax.