Have you ever seen a photo of your mom pregnant with you? I can’t say that I have…my parents were newly married and didn’t have much. They lived in a trailer which was their first home after they got married. They were in the process of building their first dream home. I can maybe remember seeing a photo of the trailer…but that may just be something I created in my head to make a photo of it from what they described. I wish my mom had more images of what their life was like when she was pregnant with me. What did they like to do? What did they eat? Did they watch movies or what shows did they watch? What did they drive? What did the inside of that trailer look like?
Have you ever thought about what was happening in that phase of their lives? What else would you like to know about them? Was there a nursery? What did they do to get ready for you? Was your mom sick or was she feeling better then ever? If you have older siblings what do they remember from this time? Do they remember how mom’s tummy got big and round?
Those are the things I would like to know about my mom’s pregnancy and have tangible proof to go with the answers.
My good friend is expecting her fifth baby. To say she is busy is a huge understatement. She is SO BUSY I am not sure how she can get enough hours in the day to get it all done. I am sure you feel that way sometimes. But somehow, it all gets done before baby comes. I was very fortunate to get to go to her house for an afternoon to document their life as it is now, before baby number five comes home!
Hopefully in 30 years (2045, WOW) when this new baby is sitting with his or her brothers, sisters, and parents they look at these images and laugh at what everyone was wearing, they see how the house was decorated, and what the hair styles were back in 2015. At least that is what I do when I look back at the images from when I was a kid.
If you are expecting or know someone that is, please share this with them…think about the future of your kids. Will they want a bunch of images of you in a field in a pretty dress? Maybe one or two…but these images they will look and learn so much about the times and what life was like before they arrived. Email me if you would like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org