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Quarantine Baby: Photos of a Life Born Into Social Distancing


Our daughter Kira came into the world on March 31st. Little does she know it is a much different world than the one we all came into. This is a photo story I put together document her first month on this pale blue dot in the cosmos.

Admitted to the Hospital the Morning of March 30th.

Heading to the OR after 30 hours of labor.
Our first glimpse through the window in the curtain.
The reveal.
Here I am!
Mom and baby.
Our new family.
One day old.
After 5 days in lockdown at Cape Breton Regional we finally get to go home.
In our own bed.
Meeting Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Karen and Uncle Jeff for the first time.

Meeting her first cousins for the first time.
First video chat with Oma and Opa.
Meeting Oma and Opa.

Generations of Rankin’s have been rocked in this antique cradle.
Meeting Biscuit.

First walk in the stroller.

P.S. Thank you to all the amazing family, friends, artists, past clients, and healthcare workers who have helped us financially and mentally through all of this. The love we have received will never be forgotten.

About the author: Steve Rankin is a photographer based in Glencoe Station, Nova Scotia, Canada. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. You can find more of Rankin’s work on his website, 500px, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This article was also published here.