One Regret From My First Pregnancy…
My first pregnancy came as a complete shock. It was horrible timing in many ways and it was so hard to find myself excited about becoming a mom (don’t worry, I did get there before my daughter arrived). My husband had lost his job the previous year due to a spontaneous pneumothorax (big words essentially meaning his lung spontaneously collapsed). Things really went down hill for us from there.
One week before I got that + sign on a pregnancy test, my husband moved to Texas to find work and I stayed behind to finish my final semester of student teaching.
Once I became excited about my pregnancy, I really wanted two things: a 3D ultrasound and maternity pictures. Money was so tight then and I knew I would only be able to get one. After long consideration, I chose the 3D ultrasound over the pics. I figured I would probably be pregnant again one day and be able to get pictures but I would never have another chance to have 3D pictures of this child, my first child, again.
While I still stand behind this decision 20 months later, there is a part of me that wishes I could have had the pictures done as well.
I knew my 2nd pregnancy would be different. My husband and I both work and while sometimes things are tight, we have everything we need and a few things we just want. I knew as soon as I learned I was pregnant that this time I WOULD get maternity pictures (and a 3D ultrasound).
Perhaps this post seems ridiculous but I am just keeping things real. I hope some of you lovely ladies enjoy my favorite pictures from my recent maternity session as much as I do! Perhaps some moms to be will find inspiration for their own maternity pictures…
I would love to hear from mothers who did and did not take maternity pictures? I would love to hear how you feel about you decision now!