As a newborn photographer I love getting to meet and snuggle precious babies when they are days old. While doing so my ovaries scream at me. Give me all the babies! 😉
Preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming. From the moment you see those two pink lines you start dreaming about your baby to be. Will I have a boy or girl? What will she look like. What will her personality be like? Will she have Daddy’s eyes or Mommy’s nose? There are so many things that go through your head. And then the day comes. You meet your long awaited beautiful baby. For this gorgeous couple their first baby was a girl! And oh my, she was a gorgeous baby girl. Her name was so perfect and timeless. Lucy. It was a name Mommy had dreamed for her daughter since she was a kid herself.
From the minute I walked into their house I could feel the love. Not only for the baby, but between Mom and Dad. Mom told me prior to me coming that she felt like having a baby had brought her and her husband even closer together. Those first couple weeks are hard. You are both exhausted, but the key to success is being understanding of each other and leaning on each other for support. Dad was so supportive and the sweetest. At one point I was capturing memories of Mom and her baby girl and Dad looked over at her and said “You are so beautiful!” That’s what new moms need to hear. At all hours of the day. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t feel beautiful in those first few weeks. I felt exhausted, I felt flabby and over all I just did not feel pretty. But our husbands don’t see that. They see their beautiful wife, who just gave birth to their child, and they see pure beauty. We need to hear it more often, so kudos to this first time Dad for being so vocal and letting his wife know just how gorgeous she is.
Are you expecting a baby? Whether its your first or fourth, be sure to document these memories! Stephanie Lynne specializes is a Colorado Springs newborn photographer specializing in babies and families. Let’s chat more and start planning the perfect newborn session for you.