This is one of those posts that I can’t believe I’m actually writing. You see, I’ve been one of those women who has always adored children and wanted children, but to be honest, I’ve been deathly afraid of pregnancy. If you’d ask me “what scares you about it?,” I’d say, “Well, how long do you have? Because I have a very long list!”
But, the Lord has been so good. Since the moment we found out we were pregnant, I’ve had this really sincere peace about it all. Yes, of course, I’ve had strings of worry and anxiety, but not about the things I expected to be worried about. I’ve been concerned about the health of our baby rather than the things I’ve always been worried about like delivery and recovery, etc.
I know this path can be so different for so many women and families, and I’m still in awe that we are officially expecting our sweet Baby Cherry in January. I’m officially in my second trimester and it’s truly been such a beautiful journey already.
Funny enough, before we found out we were pregnant, I thought we’d come up with some clever reveal, a gender reveal, you name it. But to be honest, it’s been so great to simply sit and celebrate in this dear season. We have SO much to learn, I’ve been researching strollers like a mad woman and I think I’ve taken more naps in the last couple of months than I have in the last five years, ha!
So, you may be wondering a few things, so I figured I’d answer a few questions!
So, when is Baby Cherry due? We are due January 27th!
Do you plan to continue photographing weddings and families? Absolutely! I’m so thankful for the timing in that it will give me some time to slow down during an already slow time of year before wedding season really picks up. So yes, I’m booking 2018 weddings and 2018 Family sessions!
Will you take time off for a maternity leave? Yes! I do plan to take some time to prepare in early January, and I also plan to take some time off once the baby is here. Stay tuned for more info on those dates!
Ok, so how have you been feeling? Honestly, I did have some sickness in the first couple of months but it was mostly aversions and extreme exhaustion. I mostly felt sick after dinner (we called it “crazy hour”, ha!) but overall, I’m so thankful that it wasn’t as bad as I expected!
I am SO thankful and excited to journey along this beautiful adventure called motherhood and I’m also thrilled to see how much it will inspire me as I venture to document families and motherhood for so many. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m so excited to share this journey with you all. Thank you for all of your support and love! Yay, Baby Cherry!