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As many of you know, a few weeks ago we were blessed to welcome a new addition in to our household. It has been a whirlwind filled with lots love and a few tears, but we are so thankful to have this sweet little guy in our home.
I love the new trend of capturing birth stories through photographs. I really wanted to have a photo birth story of my own there’s just one problem, I have c-sections. They only allow one extra person in the room during my sweet little ones birth and that’s my husband. How is that fair? Because my body requires help for the birth of my little angels I don’t get to witness or document the miracle? I tried my best to get them to let me have two so my husband could watch and my sister could take pictures. I got permission from my doctor, but the anesthesiologist whom I will lovingly call “Drill Sergeant” put the kibosh on that. Boo. I handed my big girl camera to my husband and said a silent prayer that somehow I would end up with something besides blur. With this kind of thing you only get one chance.
Everything went smoothly with the surgery and I kept reminding my husband to take more and more pictures. I didn’t get to see the baby for more than a second or two in the first ten minutes so I really wanted some good shots of him brand new. They brought the baby over and “Drill Sergeant” snapped a couple shots of all of us (that and the fact that my spinal worked like a dream being his redeeming qualities). Once back in recovery my sis was able to capture moments of both my husband and I as we got to know our little guy.
A few days later and home from the hospital I picked up my camera to download the photos and see what we had to work with. I popped my sim card straight in to my new Intel AIO and could not believe my eyes. There were some really beautiful shots! I was so thrilled. I got right to work choosing favorites and editing them.
The Intel AIO made it so simple to put our birth story together. I love that it is a portable touch screen desktop so I can work on it in whatever room I’m needed and choose whether or not to even set up the keyboard and mouse (which by the way just requires plugging a tiny piece in to a USB port, so easy). I set the AIO up right on the kitchen counter so I could be in the middle of the happenings with my family. Then, when I’m done I just fold up the stand and put it away.
The wide screen gives you the ability to view many photos at once even with the extra large icons. It is also perfect for photo editing giving you tons of room to work with so when your tools are up you can still view a large photo and don’t have to adjust the zoom. I got the photos all edited in an evening and the next day put them in to a slideshow. Simple as that and now I have such a neat visual documentation of our special day!
I love my new little guy, my visual birth story, and my Intel AIO!