So, yes, I cringe when I think back to some statements made when I was pregnant with Matthew...
"Why on earth does he want pictures of my ginormous stomach?"
"Who wants to see me? It's all about the baby and lots of that'll come AFTER he's born!"
"Not sure how I'll feel about a baby moving all around inside of me...kind of alien-like, if you ask me."
Oh boy, isn't hindsight 20-20?
Of course, I said I didn't know how I'd feel about the baby moving BEFORE I actually felt the miracle of a teeny little hand or foot jabbing mommy to let me know he was safe and sound. There are truly few things I love less than the feeling of baby movement. Thank goodness Luke moves a ton as well...I'd worry if after Matthew the Monkey, Luke was more docile. Well, I'd worry more.
So, as for pictures...I've always been a picture person--I'm always the one with the camera, telling everyone to get together for a picture to remember the moment. I've said that pictures are priceless to me...so I don't really know why I wasn't into more pictures of us while I was pregnant with Matthew.
I guess it's just because I felt I had a lifetime of photo opportunities.
Well. I've not made that mistake with Luke. We take and have tons of pictures. Of me, of my stomach, of us, of Luke via ultrasound...These are days we will not forget if for only because of the sheer documentation.
And we were blessed a few weeks ago to meet up with a sorority sister (Tri Delta, I think someone asked me that and I never answered...) for some maternity pictures.
Not just a sorority sister. An amazingly talented and adorable sorority sister with the sweetest heart. Talented enough to make us look like we don't do too bad of a job of cleaning up!
Talented enough to make us laugh and laugh and laugh all afternoon. Just amazing.
If you are in the Charlottesville area, I promise you, you will not find anyone more precious to take pictures and give you memories that you will hold dear and priceless for the rest of your life.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Krissy!!!! You are such a blessing to us!