There’s seriously something amazing about becoming a mom. I remember when me and Justin started talking about having babies. It was terrifying to me. I was never one of those ladies that knew since she was little that she wanted to be a mom. I am the youngest in my family, and was never really around babies until my sisters all starting having them. I was still a teenager, and young and dumb, and that was the last thing on my mind. I was more concerned with getting a good job, going to school, getting a better job, and boys-though not necessarily in that order. 🙂
It wasn’t until I had been working in the dental field for about 6 years that we started talking about it. It scared me. I had gone through months and months of schooling. I loved my job, and now we were thinking of doing something that would literally change my life forever. I was scared. Justin was scared, but it was something we knew we wanted to do. We got pregnant pretty easy, had a (relatively) easy pregnancy, a horrible birthing experience, but we brought Raylee Jo into our lives and now I don’t know what I ever did without her. We have since been bringing up the topic of bringing ANOTHER little human into this world, and I can’t even imagine how I can love another little human as much as I love Raylee, but I know that it happens!
But anyways, this post isn’t about me. It’s about my dear friend, Marie. Her story was pretty similar to mine. She wasn’t the youngest, but growing up, I can’t ever remember either of us being one of those girls like “AHH!! Give me the babies.” That just wasn’t us. We both graduated, headed off to college, and hoped for something more. It wasn’t until years after that, Marie started dating Matt. In high school, it’s safe to say that Marie had the BIGGEST crush on Matt. Like ever. It was so dang cute to see the two of them together, and it was even sweeter to be able to see when they got married.
Life happened, and they managed to intertwine their families with grace and yet, something was still missing-a baby of their own.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Marie texted me one day out of the blue- “MISTY ANNE.”
I knew immediately what was going on. –“You’re pregnant,” I texted her.
“HOW DID YOU KNOW!?!?!?!”
HA! I literally laughed out loud and then called her. She never calls me Misty Anne unless it’s something serious, and sometimes I can read minds. 😀
I was one of the first to know because they wanted to get some announcement photos taken, and we got that scheduled. It was like torture having these adorable photos and no one to share them with, but I was a good friend and kept my mouth shut. A few months into her pregnancy, Marie asked me about taking some maternity photos as well as newborn photos. If you guys have been around here enough, you know that I don’t GENERALLY do that, but for friends and close family, and maybe a few exceptions here and there (like past brides and grooms), i’ll definitely do it!
It’s safe to say that Marie makes one beautiful momma-to-be. Seriously though. She’s freaking stunning! She was willing to be a little adventurous, and i just loved getting to shoot these two together again. I can’t wait to see what their little munckin looks like, and it’s going to come sooner than later! 8 more weeks!!!!
Marie and Matt, congrats on this new little adventure of yours! Marie, I know you’re going to make the BEST momma, and I’m seriously SO excited for you guys! 🙂 Thanks for letting me be a part of it!
P.S You’re a freakin’ babe! 😉