• Tanner Clemens

Maternity Photos

Updated: Jul 5, 2020

Baby showers - cancelled. Maternity photos - cancelled. Baby moon - cancelled. 3D/4D ultrasound - cancelled. Baby classes - cancelled. Going to baby appts together - cancelled. Giving birth without a mask - cancelled. Hospital visitors - cancelled. Almost every exciting & expected event that comes along with pregnancy - cancelled. The one thing that hasn’t been cancelled - the undeniable love we have for this baby girl who is coming whether all of those things happened or not. Being pregnant during this pandemic is never what any of us moms or moms to be expected. In no way am I being ignorant or insensitive to the illnesses and life or death circumstances going on around me. Believe me when I say that I don’t take lightly what is happening in the world and agree that everyone’s health and safety is of the upmost importance. But even so, a part of me can’t help but feel a little sad that none of these events went the way they were supposed to during my pregnancy. This isn’t a matter of perspective or reminding myself of what truly matters - which is the fact that we have a healthy baby girl on the way. 💕 Trust me, staying positive and holding tight to that is what has kept me sane and still so happy throughout everything that’s going on. But that doesn’t mean that us mamas don’t get to mourn what our pregnancies should have been. We have every right to be sad, frustrated and upset at the current situation while still remaining grateful through it all. Pregnancy is hard. It’s beautiful and it’s exciting but it’s really hard. And having a baby shower or maternity photos or things as simple as an ultrasound or my mom being there for the birth of my child - those are the fun and comforting things that make all the discomfort, bathroom trips, nausea, fatigue, headaches, stretch marks, heartburn, acne & pain a little less hard and a little easier to deal with. I know they’re not necessary and maybe even considered a luxury, but they’re the distractions that every woman needs and honestly deserves to experience as she gives up her body for 9 months. While I could not be more humbled and thankful that God chose me to be this baby girl’s mama, I’m still a little sad about everything I had to miss out on during my first pregnancy. And I think that’s okay for me to admit. For any other expecting mamas out there, I see you. I feel your same frustrations and fears. I want you to know that you’re not alone and that you’re allowed to be sad too without feeling guilty about it. You’re still a good mom and that doesn’t take away from the gratefulness we all have for these little babes who are on their way to us. For anyone who knows an expecting mom right now, just be sympathetic. That’s all we ask. ❤️ And while we wouldn’t have it any other way, our pregnancies are something that simply cannot be rescheduled. -Baby C, we can’t wait to meet you and tell you all about this one day! With all being said, we decided to do our own maternity photos here at home and in our backyard. They're definitely not professional but I am pretty happy with how they turned out!

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