This may be a little taboo to say (write?) out loud… but I’m going to say it anyways, because we’re all friends here, right?
I have always wanted to be a mom to a baby girl. Now, I realize there may be a few of you silently thinking about what an awful person I am – considering I happen to be a Mama of two BOYS, but hear me out…
Seven years ago, back when my husband and I first started talking about having kids, every time that I would let my thoughts wander and picture myself as a mother – whether I was at the park, walking down the street, or pushing a shopping cart – there was always a baby girl wearing a pretty little dress right there with me. I don’t know why exactly, but I always had this idea in my head that my first born child would be a girl.
We kept the gender a surprise during our first pregnancy. And right up until he came out, I was 100% convinced that the baby I was carrying was my girl. I talked to her, I secretly picked out clothes for her, I mentally put the pink finishing touches on the nursery… It wasn’t until my husband happily announced “It’s a boy – we have a son!” in the delivery room that I allowed the thought of having a baby boy enter into my head and into my heart.
Our second pregnancy, I again secretly wanted to have a girl. Not that I wasn’t completely smitten with my boy – I was… but, there was still that part of me that wanted to be a Mom to a baby girl. This time around we chose to find out our baby’s gender at our 20 week appointment and I admit, there was a small part of me that was disappointed – if only just for a minute – when the tech announced that it would be boy #2 for us.
Today, though, here I am – Mom of two adorable and crazy boys – and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my boys in a way I never knew possible. They may be a little wild, get a little muddy, and be slightly obsessed with trucks… but, they also give the best hugs, draw me the best pictures, pick me the most perfect dandelions, and best of all – they love me with all their little hearts.
Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing a fresh 48 session for Catherine, Amir, and their now TWO little boys at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Kamran, who was one of my first newborns back in 2015, is officially a big brother! Witnessing Kamran meet baby Kasra for the first time brought me right back to that day back in December of 2014, when I first saw my son gently kiss the top of his baby brother’s head. That is a moment I am so glad to have captured in a photo, because that was exact moment I knew that I would forever love being a mom to two boys.
Thank you Catherine and Amir for once again choosing me as your newborn photographer. I am so glad to have captured these moments for you!
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