MATERNITY LIFESTYLE SESSION.OKLAHOMA CITY/EDMOND MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER
Waiting has never tested your patience more than now. And waiting the rest of this out feels beyond the bounds of conceivable.
Speaking of conceiving...
Your heart raced, your bottom lip – chewed - waiting for the test results.
Those two minutes felt as long as a red light in a hurry. It was clearly positive, but you barely believed it.
The first appointment available to confirm those two lines was weeks out, so you waited.
Surrounded by quiet murmurs, mothers, and antsy, older-sibling toddlers, you waited for your name to be called to see the monochromatic screen of your tiny miracle.
Congratulatory hugs and necessary small talk from the doc only delayed the impending ultrasound you've been anticipating. It's not denial, nor disbelief. It's the proof you can stare at, hold, and fall in love with. You've seen a hundred sonogram photos shared to Facebook and loaded on Instagram, but unless it's your black and white lima bean, it's just another photo.
You waited, your heart beat frozen in time, while the cold wand slowly searched for your baby's heartbeat.
And then, *WOM WOM WOM WOM WOM*
No sound sweeter to your ears, your tears didn't wait to fall.
Nor did the rush of emotions, the reach for your husband's clammy hand, or the relief that amazing muffled sound draped over you.
Now you can cling to the comfort provided by the ultrasound. YOUR ultrasound. You finally understand the excitement that comes with sharing the one-dimensional, blurry, cone-shaped photo of your baby.
You knew this chapter of your lives needed to be remembered and savored in the familiar warmth of your home. Life as you know it with your 3 fur-kids is winding down, and soon, they’ll have a sweet tiny baby brother? sister? to sniff, lick, and most of all, protect.
So before the remaining wait is filled with registries, baby showers and choosing paint swatches for the nursery, photos to share your early Christmas gift must be made. Years from now, you'll pull one of these Christmas card photos out of a dusty box from the attic and tell your little one, "We knew you were in there and we couldn't wait to tell the world."
You waited to witness your little life.
You waited to floor your families with news of the addition.
You waited to shock your sisterhood of friends.
You wait to meet your little wonder.