Happy Mother’s Day! I was hoping that Layla would make her debut today, but I don’t think that is going to happen! I know she will come when she’s ready, but this mama is getting impatient. I’m just about 38 weeks and ready for this little diva to be here. I cannot wait to meet her, smell her, love her, kiss her, and watch her grow. I’ve been dreaming of being a mother my whole life. I can’t wait for the dirty floors, crazy days and nights, chaos around the house, and unconditional love. I figured today of all days would be a great day to share our maternity session. These pictures made me feel like the most beautiful person in the world, growing the life of our sweet baby girl. We got our maternity photos done when I was about 33 weeks, and they came out absolutely beautiful! I also wanted to share with you our amazing photographer, Little Moments By Katie.
Katie did a phenomenal job taking our photos, despite it being 40 degrees and windy by the beach. I love how she added in this rainbow above us in honor of our sweet rainbow baby. The funniest part was that we actually saw a rainbow as we were taking photos and couldn’t believe our eyes. Our first baby was giving us a sign. We were so thankful and blessed for that beautiful sign. It meant so much to us.
I still look at these photos and it seems surreal that I am pregnant. We hoped and prayed for this for so very long. Now that it’s actually happening, and our baby girl will be here any day, my heart is filled with love and joy. There was a time I never thought I would become pregnant. A time where I would delete or unfriend people on social media if they posted a pregnancy announcement. A time where I would despise people I knew weren’t trying for a baby and magically they got pregnant. A time where I would avoid the baby aisles, and be jealous of the pregnant woman walking by me at the grocery store. We went through so much to be where we are now, anticipating the arrival of Layla at any time now!
I remember a time I thought I would never get to do maternity photos. We had been trying to have a baby on our own for so long, it seemed impossible. It seemed like it was a dream that never would come true. This Mother’s Day, I think of all the women out there who are longing for a child, just like I was not that long ago. I think of the women who have lost a child, had a miscarriage, or can’t have a child of their own. I think of all the mom’s out there. I pray for healing, comfort, and love to your hearts.
At the end of our session, I decided to jump in the water, despite it being 40 degrees outside. It was absolutely freezing, but made for the perfect photo opportunity. I only lasted about 5 minutes, but Katie captured the photos so quickly and they came out stunning. If you’re in the New England area, y’all need to definitely check out my girl Katie at Little Moments By Katie! She is so personable, funny, and makes you feel really comfortable. We can’t wait to do Layla’s newborn photos with her very soon!
Happy Mother’s Day to all! I can’t wait until next Mother’s Day when my baby girl is actually here and we can spend it together.