WHO OUT THERE HAS LOVELY BUMP & NEWBORN PHOTOS OF THEIR 2nd (3rd or 4th) BABY BUMP AND NEWBORN BABY? BUT HAS NOTHING OF THEIR FIRST BABY? My guess is LOTS! Me Included!!
I know too well what it's like... You get lost in baby-land with your first pregnancy, the weeks seem to fly by, you are busy watching that app that tells you what your baby looks like and what fruit or vegetable it is today. You have no idea what to book, when to book, and why it's so important. You are too busy feeling 'fat' and analysing every new stretch mark that pops up, and researching what cream does what to reduce them. You are so busy thinking about when and how your baby will come out (and yes this is very important!!) and googling every little thing that your doctor writes on your hospital visit card.
You forget to LOVE YOURSELF. You forget to LOVE your body and all it's amazing-ness. You forget that its a miracle that you are growing a baby.. a human!!
I have lots of 2nd (3rd, and 4th) time mums come to me regretting that they didn't come to me for their first pregnancy/baby. Regretting that the only photos they have of their bump are selfies in the dirty bathroom mirror. That they lost their I-pad full of images from the day their daughter was born, or that they tried to get a good family photo on their phone with the timer, but failed every time. That they tried printing a canvas to hang above their bed but it was too blury to make out the faces.
I know this story! I am living this story too along with many of you. That is why I urge any first time mums who don't think they want to get their photo taken... to do it anyway.
Make it a priority. Write it on your list of things to do TODAY, if not with me, with someone else!!
Just do it, because you will NEVER regret the photos you had taken, you will ALWAYS regret the photos you didn't have taken.