I recently had the joy of photographing baby John in his Newborn Lifestyle Photo Session. The excitement and wonder of newborn babies always leaves me in awe!
Kathleen shares a little bit about her pregnancy:
The most exciting moment of my pregnancy was first seeing the two blue lines show up on the pregnancy test that I took at 6am. I don’t know why I even took that test. I didn’t have any symptoms of pregnancy yet, but I just thought maybe I was and it was really early on. I was actually really surprised when I saw a positive result. I wrapped it up in a paper towel and handed it to my husband who was sitting on the couch having his morning coffee while watching our daughter play. He was even more shocked, maybe a little too shocked at first! After all, we all know where babies come from, right?
The scariest moment of my pregnancy was being told by the doctor that our baby might have Down Syndrome (DS). I was alone in the office that day. They brought me back for another ultrasound after the 20 week because something didn’t look quite right. I could feel that something wasn’t right. He might have a GI problem called duodenal atresia which would require him to have surgery right after he was born. I was afraid the doctor would confirm this during this follow up appointment. Not only did he confirm this, but he also informed me that duodenal atresia was associated with DS and because of this finding, he had a 40% chance of having DS. I was in total shock. I was immediately tested for DS in our baby and waited in agony for 8 days until I got the positive result.
Being a mom of two feels great! Having two under the age of two is exhausting and hectic, but it’s very fulfilling. I love that I can nurse my two babies. Eve is so sweet to her baby brother and models everything I do for him on her dolls. I’m lucky that Eve does not feel jealous of John. Everything we do we all do together. Eve is learning how to take care of another person and John will learn so much from Eve as he continues to grow.
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