Cara Hocking Photography Maternity Newborn and Baby Photographer

Cara is a wife, mom of four and photographer located in Solon, Iowa.  She started her business back in 2009 and specializes in maternity, newborn, baby and family photography.

My Baby Boy {Newborn Session} | Solon, Iowa | Maternity, Newborn & Baby Photographer

On March 22, 2017 we welcomed our 4th baby into the world.  Hendrix Irving (after his Papa) Hocking. Newborn Photography Solon IowaTwo days before my scheduled induction (at 39 weeks) I started to question how I was feeling. My last two babies came in 1 hour and 13 minutes and 50 minutes so we knew if I were to go into labor that we needed to get to the hospital FAST! I was not sure if I was in labor when we took off to the hospital.  Upon my arrival I was 5cm and they decided they would keep me regardless due to my history of quick labor and the fact that I was already dilated. As the Dr. was checking me for the second time (6cm), she asked if I was ok with her breaking my water.  She said I could decide afterwards if I wanted an epidural.  I laughed (knowing there wouldn’t be time)…tossed my cell phone to my husband and said…”let’s do this.”  Up until this moment I had not decided if I was going to have my third unmedicated birth or if I was going to opt for an epidural.  I knew the decision had been made with no opportunity to turn back once my water was broke.  It was 11:42pm.  The Dr. literally walked out the door and then right back in as I told the nurses I had pressure and it was time to push. Newborn Photography Solon Iowa Hendrix rushed into this world at exactly 12:00am. It was an incredibly intense labor.  My cervix dilated from a 6 to a 10 and my baby was born in 18 minutes.  I hired a birth photographer who documented some amazing images for me.  They spread pretty quick and BabyCenter reached out and did a story on my birth.   You can see some of the photos and read about it here. Newborn Photography Solon Iowa Did I mention that we had sold all of our baby gear when we moved a few years ago?  We secretly knew we wanted another baby but we were ready to get rid of the abundance of stuff we had.  This time we have kept it very simple.  As a mom of four here are my 5 must haves for pregnancy and baby!
  1. The Leachco Body Pillow (I don’t know how I survived my first three pregnancies without this!)
  2. Milk Snob Nursing Cover (We have used this for a car seat cover, nursing cover and high chair cover)
  3. Free Collection Cubs (If you are pumping…you MUST try these.  Probably the best $50 I have spend in my life!)
  4. Solly Baby Wrap (We only used this for a few months but Hendrix loved being snuggled on my chest when we were around the house or out and about running errands.  Wraps can be intimating and I was hesitant after owning another wrap in the past but I was able to get this right the very first time!)
  5. Tula Baby Carrier (Once Hendrx was about two months old, I started carrying him in the Tula.  It has been a game changer for our family.  When we are out shopping or doing activities, he is always in the carrier.  I have never carried a car seat in the store and put it in the cart.  I always put him up in the Tula.  I love that I have two hands free to deal with the other 3 children.)
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