f you've recently had a baby, the Pinterest-obsessed world practically demands that you get newborn photos taken.
They might be in a basket, or with a cute hat, or maybe even swaddled in a pumpkin or a Christmas stocking (if your baby happens to be born around the relevant holidays).
But what do you do if your baby is born in the days leading up to a major, Category 4 hurricane?
Although the US is already facing the threat of another hurricane, it may feel like Hurricane Harvey is 'old news.'
In reality, the storm didn’t fully dissipate until September 2, and it will still be a long time before life can go back to normal in the wake of Harvey’s destruction.
However, as things begin to finally settle down in Texas, more and more heartwarming stories are being shared about the positive things to come out of so much danger.
One of these is the story of a baby born in Beaumont, Texas.
The baby girl was born in Orange, Texas in late August, just a few days before Harvey made landfall.
Her parents — Levi and Emily Chimeno — named her Hope. They were at home with Hope and their other two children when Harvey struck the area. With a baby only 10 days old, Levi and Emily were trying to decide whether they should wait it out or try to evacuate to higher ground.
Emily said she wasn’t as worried about the house flooding, but she was hesitant to wade through floodwaters with a fresh c-section scar.
Luckily, the 'Cajun Navy' was on the case.
The “Cajun Navy” is an unofficial group of private boat owners who went out to rescue those who were stranded by the hurricane.
The Chimenos were able to flag down a boat and their family of five climbed in to safety. Emily says that Hope slept through the entire ordeal.
After about five hours, the Chimeno family made it to a shelter in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
“When we got [to the shelter], a really sweet lady kept coming by to check on us,” Emily Chimeno told the Beaumont Enterprise. “I had baby Hope in my arms, and the lady seemed very concerned about us staying at a shelter with two young children and a newborn.”
That woman was Melissa Viator. She decided to invite the Chimenos to stay in her home rather than remain at the shelter.
As it turned out, Viator actually knew the man who had rescued the family in his boat — his name was Chris Sanford.
Viator invited Chris and his wife Katy to a lunch at her house to reunite the rescued Chimenos with their rescuers.
At the lunch, Katy asked Emily whether she had taken Hope’s newborn photos yet. When Emily said no, Katy said she’d have a friend come by to take some pictures.
But Katy didn’t want Hope’s newborn pictures to be the typical “baby in a basket” images. In light of the harrowing journey the Chimenos had made, Katy had something else in mind…