fiddle leaf photography
Sep 6, 2016
Dear first time Mama-to-be,
I’m writing this to you not only as a friend, but as a woman who has been there.
I see you there.
On the days when you think you can’t possibly be this lucky. To feel the life within and the instant, overwhelming, all-consuming love that comes with it. I see you.
On the days that the love becomes terrifying and the weight of what is about to change occupies your every thought. I see you.
On the days when all you really want to do is eat a DQ Blizzard (NOT snack size!) while sitting in a hot bath. I see you.
On the days that you feel completely in synch with your partner, which are often piggybacked by the days that you wonder what far-away planet he came from. I see you.
On the days that you feel time has slowed to a crawl. How is it possible that the baby has only grown from the size of a pear to the size of a mango in the last week? I see you.
On the days when you quietly sit and let the doubtful thoughts about Motherhood swirl around in your brain. I see you.
On the days when you feel like a visitor in your own body. I see you.
On the days when you know it’s ridiculous, but still go ahead and put an ice pack against your belly to try and get your baby to move because you haven’t felt a kick in too long. I see you.
On the days when you fear that nobody actually told you the truth about labour. And when you worry that you might actually be the incredibly small percentage who die during it. I see you.
On the days when you walk and walk at night to try and get that baby the F OUT OF YOUR BODY. I see you.
On the day when your life changes forever in an instant. When for the first time, you truly understand what is meant by walking around with your heart outside your body. I see you.
I see you. I was you. I have faith in you and I KNOW you’ve got this. You’ll fail and you’ll doubt. We all do, it’s an inherent part of Motherhood. But you’ll also discover a part of you that comes alive. A part that you can’t image wasn’t there all along, and you’ll wonder how it was ever possible to live without it.
Ready to capture it all as a visual story? One that you can look back at on years to come to remember ‘when’? One that you can pass down to your baby? Fiddle Leaf Photography offers maternity and newborn photography in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert and surrounding areas. Send me a message today and we’ll work together on making sure this part of your life is documented. Maternity Photographers Edmonton.