There’s something beautiful about photographing the anticipation of a little one who will arrive soon. So much change and uncertainty is about to take place, but it’s also the most amazing and worthwhile changes ever. Parenthood is one that brings up so many emotions of excitement, wonder and more.
The D family wanted to be surprised and not know the sex of the baby. I asked them a few questions about their waiting season and wanted to share their responses with you below:
What did the first kick feel like?
Mom: The first kick felt like a little flutter. Sometimes I’d wonder if I had felt a kick or if it was just my stomach gurgling. ha!
What does motherhood mean to you?
Mom: Motherhood means that I get to care for and raise a child and experience a love that I haven’t yet experienced. We’ll see how/if this meaning changes once the baby is born and I become a mother.
What does fatherhood mean to John?
Dad: It means being responsible, selfless, and patient. To provide an environment where he/she is loved and nurtured. Also, be a teacher and set a good example of how to treat others. But also make time to have fun and listen to him/her because everyone has different needs and wants.
What are your greatest desires/dreams for your little one?
Mom: I want my little one to be happy in his or her own skin, confident and successful in whatever he or she chooses to do.
What are you looking forward to most?
Mom: I am looking forward to meeting the baby and getting to know his or her little personality!
What emotions are you feeling as you are a few weeks away from meeting him/her?
Mom: I am excited to meet my baby, but also anxious and nervous about how much our lives will change when we bring him or her home. I know that it’s all good changes, but our lives will never be the same!