So happy to finally be able to share this session!! It's being featured over on The Fount Collective, a gorgeous blog dedicated to the journey of motherhood, it's been a goal of mine to have work shared there and this session was the perfect fit!
With heartfelt words of wisdom from the mama-to-be, this is a must see. Below is a snippet of what she shared on The Fount:
In the plastic world of social media, we get the good, but never the frustration. The sweet, but never the exhaustion. The most common thread that I held on to and was most excited to feel myself upon meeting my son was the sentiment of "I am so in love". It didn't come. But why didn't it come? The moment my son was handed to me and was laid on my chest was the most incredible moment of my life. And sure, after going through an intense labor I am flushed with all kinds of emotions... but where is that overwhelming love I was conditioned to believe I am supposed to feel? Is there something wrong with me? But what about all those social media posts of a newborn wrapped in a blanket next to a caption of "I am so in love"?
Wait for the smile.
Other than the amazement of keeping a baby alive for months, it never felt how I thought it would... until it did. One day your baby will lock eyes with you and give you a big gummy smile... and everything changes. I am so in love." Jackie, Expectant Mother
Thank you Jackie and Pat for welcoming me into your sweet little world, I am truly honored to have been witness to this part of your journey.
All the love