Awaiting the arrival of a new baby is an exciting time! It doesn’t matter if your pregnancy took you by surprise or you are adopting after years of trying, the feeling of waiting for a child is unlike anything else. You are most likely experiencing a mix of emotions: worried, happy, excited, scared, curious. The list goes on and one and your emotions will change from one minute to the next. But, excitement seems to trump them all, and rightfully so. Here are 5 of the top things that expectant parents are excited about, see if you agree:
Many little girls grow up dreaming of the days they have a newborn baby and for many, this includes stuffing a pillow or ball under their shirt to pretend they have a baby in their belly. When you first found out you were pregnant you most likely started to imagine what you would look like as your pregnant belly began to show. It’s exciting that the whole world can see that you are expecting a new little bundle of joy, and maternity clothes have come a long way in the past few years. Not to mention how nice it is when you don’t have to think about “sucking it in” after a big meal!
Whether this is your first baby or your fifth it is exciting to grow your family. It’s amazing to watch your big strong husband melt as he holds his newborn in his arms. Or, as a husband, to see how amazing your wife is as she takes on all the new tasks of motherhood. If this baby is not your first you get to watch the transformation of your older children as they step into their new role in the family. It is an exciting time and your family will never be the same again. Each addition makes it that much greater!
This is probably the #1 thing that expectant parents are waiting for and wondering about. Whose eyes will she have? Will he have his dad’s dimples? Will they have cute little chubby cheeks? You think about it. You talk about it. And, sometimes you even dream about it. The funny thing is, it won’t matter what they look like because they are yours and they will be the most beautiful newborn baby you have ever seen. You will want portraits of them everywhere around your house, which makes this a great time to book a newborn photo session .
For an expectant mother, it can be fun to see your belly grow and change. And, feeling your child move inside of you is nothing short of a miracle. But, as the baby gets bigger and has less room it starts to get uncomfortable. It’s hard to sit, it’s hard to sleep, and as soon as you get out of the bathroom you have to turn around and head straight back in again. Once your sweet little one has arrived you can sleep on your stomach (remember what that felt like?), go a few hours without visiting the restroom, see your toes, and start to wear pants with a button on them again.
There is so much that you are not able to control when you are expecting a baby. You can’t see the baby. You worry about if they are ok and they are moving enough and everything else. But, you can’t see them, so it’s hard to tell. As soon as you are holding your newborn in your arms, you will breathe a sigh of relief because you know that they are safe and healthy. There is no other feeling like holding your newborn baby in your arms.
Waiting for your baby to arrive and then experiencing the joy of their arrival is an incredible and exciting experience. And, it is one that I would love to help you capture so you can cherish the memory of it for years to come. Book a photo session for your newborn and you can take advantage of the Maternity Add-on Special. Contact me today to set up an appointment.