Reaching the final stages of pregnancy brings with it so many mixed emotions. You are physically strained and a bit miserable, anxious and even frightened… but at the same time, you’re also excited, hopeful, and peaceful. Knowing that in days you will probably be holding your baby is just an overwhelming feeling, and it’s a thought that can carry you through the embarrassing and horrible comments from strangers and daily little physical humiliations.
I am so grateful to be at this point in my own pregnancy. This weekend marks 39 weeks, and beginning on Monday, if I haven’t already had the baby (fingers crossed!) I will be taking time off from my full-time job and beginning my maternity leave. My photography business will also see a brief maternity leave, as I am not currently planning to take on any clients in the month of April, but there will probably still be some activity here on the blog when we welcome our son. Obviously, in between exhausted naps and feeding and diaper changes, I will be happily snapping away, taking copious newborn photos. I plan to put together a “behind the scenes of a newborn photo session” blog post in April, since I think my living room will probably be constantly set up for pictures whenever possible!
Please contact me to schedule a session in May or any time this summer! For now, I am peacefully waiting on our son, full of plans for the future.