I was so worried being on bed rest would take away the joy of the end of my pregnancy. I’ve felt so perfect for 8 months, running around like normal, doing everything I can for her, setting up her sweet nursery, and organizing away for her arrival. I’ve loved every moment so much that all of a sudden I became so worried that I wouldn’t be able to finish having the pleasure of what I started. I was worried that Drew and I aren’t going to get a “last date night before we are parents” and had to cancel some other fun celebratory ideas I was toying with in my mind. I was mainly worried that the joy and excitement was just going to disappear. That all of a sudden my pregnancy was going to end in some chaotic crazy fearful preterm labor way instead of it being the anticipating countdown and excitement of going into labor and going to the hospital (just once) and leaving with our baby girl. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to take maternity pictures and wouldn’t be able to look back at this time the way I had hoped. I’m here to say, even if you didn’t think it is your perfect way you had in mind originally, it will turn out more than perfect! Even better than what you originally envisioned! Since I’m on bed rest I brainstormed the idea of having an in-home maternity session. Casual, cozy, comforting, and sweet. It was hands down one of the highlights of my pregnancy! The entire session was so sweet and genuine being surrounded by our little girl’s nursery that we worked so hard on. Memories of late nights hanging curtains (and watching them fall immediately after) and brainstorming what we wanted to accomplish next. It was the most meaningful, precious experience. We were cozy in our home and it felt lovely. I will cherish these photos, moments, and memories forever and ever. I didn’t get to go to the nail salon or get my hair blown out, but I got the most real and “most us” pictures captured of us. Makes my heart flutter looking at them every single time 🙂 Don’t get discouraged and let your mind wander to places they shouldn’t making yourself upset. I promise you, everything works out perfectly the way they should.
Here’s to sharing our heartfelt and personal maternity pictures with you 💗 xoxo
Beautiful photos by the talented Jessica Jane Photography
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