I can’t express enough how important it is to document this precious and fleeting moment in your life. It is a rare time in your life that you love and hate, and laugh and complain, and hate your body, but LOVE your baby, and want to last forever, but can’t wait until you are just. back. to. normal.
It’s a roller coaster of emotions. I should know, because after 4 babies, and 3 pregnancies in just four years time.. I look back and would do it all. over. again. And again. And again. Pregnancy is never easy. Its flat out scary.
But God puts His hand on your heart and on your mind, and somehow you make it through another day. Another waddle. Another appointment. Another sleepless night. Another google search. Another kick in the ribs. And another precious sound of that God-breathed heartbeat that you can call your sweet, sweet baby.
The very last thing you want to do when you feel bloated, and “fat”, and tired… is take photos. I cringed every time Thomas tried to get me to take maternity pictures. And of all my regrets in life. THAT is one of them. I never did them. And man, do I wish I could go back, put my complaining pride aside and just let someone document this moment in time that I’ll never get back.
Jada and Aubrey are some of my most favorite people in the world.. and they are just beautiful inside and out. I am SO glad they decided to do this before Charlie’s debut.
So, if you are pregnant, and have even THOUGHT about taking photos of this moment in your life.. do it.
Just. Do it.
You will be uncomfortable. But you will be beautiful. And you will look back at your images. And LOVE your body, because that cocoa buttered belly is what carried your sweet baby that you are now holding.
And of course… we can’t forget Sweet Aubrey’s poses!! — These will be Charlie’s favorites!!!