Notes while waiting for her baby girl…
First time mom here. I really don’t know what to expect…. I feel like it has been a very easy pregnancy from what I’ve read.
What do you like to imagine for your child’s future? *
For her to have two supportive parents that can also help her have a love and understanding for others. To help her get through her trials by helping her understand ours.
What would you like your baby to know about YOU (their beautiful mama!)? *
Her moms have worked a long time to get where we are today.
Is there an encouraging message you would like to share with other mothers? *
You’ve got this! Don’t get discouraged everything will be alright! Enjoy the highs and hope the lows go by fast.
Why are beautiful photos important for you and your family? *
I want to capture moments with my child instead of just of my child.
First time mom notes from the first week
Tell us about the first moments with your baby?
The first moments with her were….. mystifying. It was like nothing I’d ever experienced before. I know this sounds dramatic but, it was that and so much more. Taken over with emotions I’ve never felt, relief, and wonder. It seemed like such a dream.
Any surprises in labor and delivery? Anything you didn’t expect?
I had a very easy labor and delivery. That surprised me because, EVERYONE said the first delivery would be the hardest. I got so many stories of 24-30 hours of labor. I was only in active labor for four hours.
What’s the best part of being a new mom?
The best part of being a new mom is, all of it; the sleepless days and nights, the smell of baby, the cuddles. The fact that the baby wants no one else. To see your baby with your spouse and how they start to grow the bond you have.
What’s the hardest part?
The hardest part of being a new mom is trying to figure out what works for you and your baby while trying not to linger on the thoughts of someone else’s opinions and “advice” wondering if your doing everything right and keeping your baby healthy.
What surprises has this month brought you?
We have no surprises yet…. She seems pretty perfect
Any feedback from your first little love stories portrait session? Anything I can change to make it better?
I feel like our first session was amazing! We are very reserved people and you were able to get us out of our shell enough to catch it on camera.
PS Notes from a first time mom after one month with her newborn
I looked back at my new mom questionnaire and wanted to change the answer to a question. Parker was only 8 or 9 days and I don’t feel like I was able to properly answer the question. Since Parker will be a month old on Tues. Now I can accurately answer “what surprises has this month brought”?
The surprises this first month has brought were the things no one tells you to expect. Of course the sleepless nights, the sweet cuddles, the love you would feel are what everyone mentioned.
They don’t mention some days in the beginning you’ll forget to eat. You will want to nap when baby sleeps but your brain doesn’t shut off. You’ll be following safe sleep but still wake up with every little noise to make sure your baby is okay. You will not know what to do when your told to take a little time for yourself. Just know it will all be okay! Don’t stress yourself out. Love yourself momma!
I know it’s long but I had to let new moms know how it is. That it is ok for it to be stressful but it will be okay.”
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