For all the best things in life, the ones we can’t wait to happen, we “countdown”. Sometimes we cross out days on a calender, sometimes we tear off a link from a paper chain, we watch the tiny adjustments of a digital clicker. There are so many ways to celebrate the passing days before a happy event. Women, as the reigning queens of multi-tasking, have it down to a science. We do it all. We have the digital clicker on our blogs, the calenders are full of circled mile stone days and crossed out days that have come and gone. We track every type of progress, our weight, inches, gestational age, heart beat, blood sugar etc… There is even an app for that. We buy books that tell us day by day what is happening inside our wombs as the days go by. We journal the changes. We take pictures. The list goes on and on and we do it all.
The one thing that some of us forget to do, is to slow down and enjoy each moment. We are always so quick to look forward to the next milestone. Doing maternity portraits is a way to slow down and live in the moment. Kim and I had so much fun taking beautiful portraits of her pregnant figure. She is a goddess. A pregnant body is a work of art. A miracle. Every curve is met and balanced with another curve. Inside her beautiful body she has grown and sheltered another perfect little body. Every time I slow down and think about the miracle of conception and pregnancy my mind is blown.
There are no such things as time machines. We only get to enjoy the moment for a moment. As I write this I wish that I could rest my hand on my tummy and feel the fluttering kicks of a new life within. Celebrate your pregnancy. Don’t let a “countdown” steal away your precious moments.