What a CRAZY time in life. As “normal” as it seems, for any mother that thinks back to the time in their life of their first pregnancy, I am sure you will agree it was such an exciting, odd, and even mournful time.
If I’m being honest I experienced every RANGE of emotions with my pregnancy (and it wasn’t all due to the famous prego hormones) Happy, sad, excited, scared, angry, disappointed, hopeful, brave, frustrated, impatient, joyful, content, sometimes all in one day! Who am I kidding, sometimes all in 5 minutes…
It truly is such a SWEET time knowing that you are caring such precious cargo. It is also however, a scary time knowing that life as you know it is about to change in ways that you can’t really fully prepare for. It is a beautiful time knowing that life is forming right before your eyes! But an awkward time as hormones are off, you’re a mother already, but at the same time not quite, clothing doesn’t fit, balance is a joke, and pregnancy brain can take you on some pretty close calls (like trying to back out of the garage before you open the garage door…been there…twice…) With all these back and forth emotions and then the icing of wacky hormones on top… it’s an adventure!
But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Don’t get me wrong! I am definitely not in any hurry to walk that adventure again anytime soon, but few things compare to the privilege of getting to know a child as you feel them grow and kick and move inside of you. Somedays I feel as though no matter how tight I hug my babies, nothing can compare to feeling them inside.
In the midst of such an uncertain yet beautiful time, days seem to crawl by, but in the scheme of things it is really such a short time that you get to experience this sweet joyful time.
Im honestly not quite sure where I meant to go with all this but hopefully it can be an encouragement to a sweet possibly uncertain first time mother that regardless of what you are feeling. You are normal. You are strong. You can do this. and No matter what happens, everything will be ok. Life may be uncertain right now, but it is just a season. Soon this season will be behind you and the next season will be here. A season full of yet another set of rollercoaster emotion rides, but a NEW set. But that is a post for another day.
Until then, moms (and dads for that matter) be encouraged that you are going to be just fine. You can do this! you were MADE for this. Treasure every little moment (even the emotional, awkward, or painful ones) find the sparkle in the tough days and soak in the sunshine on the best days!
You are a walking MIRACLE!!
It was an absolute honor to get to capture such a sweet Maternity Session with Will and Shania. I can’t WAIT to meet little baby Levi!
Shania- Thanks for giving me the opportunity to celebrate with you both! I can’t wait to meet this long awaited little one growing inside of you! You’re going to do great!
Will- Thanks for humoring both Shania and I with your tolerance for the whole session!
You guys and Fabulous, Fun and and an absolute Joy to be with and capture. I pray that as you enjoy this “in between” stage of life that you would enjoy every moment of it. Celebrate every milestone. and enjoy every moment you have together before Levi arrives AS WELL as after he arrives. Never forget the love between you and always keep it fresh and warm on the front burner. Sleep deprivation will come and go, but it will be worth it. I promise. I pray that God will bless you guys as your sweet little family begins to bud and grow! Can’t wait to see what He has in store for you!