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Mommy has been outnumbered for a long time. The only female to commiserate with under their roof is their dog. Life with three boys is always busy, usually loud, and 99% of the time there is an element of dirt involved. But, oh! What a good life it is to live!
There's something about being a boy mom, raising those little boys to be honorable men in this great big world. All that is about to change...but it isn't a bad thing. It's going to be an amazing and wonderful thing! Daddy is about to have a little girl to love. Soon, he will be painting nails and having tea parties. He'll even dress her in ruffles.
And those sweet little boys will have a sister to play with. They'll teach her all about the Avengers and Star Wars. They will groom her to be a fearless defender of the galaxy. They'll teach her to talk and count, they'll teach her to jump off things, and they'll teach her to pray. They will teach her about kindness and giving. One day, they will go outside with Daddy teach her how to change a flat tire and how to do a burnout in the Mustang. And Mommy will always be her best friend, because, that's just the way it is.
But for right now, we will wait on her precious arrival. The last weeks seem to go on forever. That last week is approximately 847 days long. I know moms out there can sympathize with that, right? Right? Final preparations are being made. The house is cleaned, diapers are prepped, clothes are washed and put away, hospital bag is packed, car seats are arranged, Mommy got that one last pedicure, and everyone is waiting on family to arrive from out of town. There's not much left to do but wait.
The family invited me into their home to document this bittersweet time of waiting. That precious time between tired of being pregnant and her long awaited arrival...the last addition to the family. That bittersweet waiting period knowing that a chapter of your life is about to end, but a new and exciting one is beginning.
So, of course I came to document. And it was so sweet. I know this family personally and I feel fairly certain all of their personalities were captured perfectly. They read together, baked cookies, Daddy and the littlest picked their daily vegetable harvest, they wrestled, there was crying, there was quiet time, there was cuddle time, they were barefoot, there was dinner prep time, and there was play time. And all around there was hints of the sweet new life about to be welcomed into the family. It was just a normal Sunday morning in their household. But, the story is there and it's always a beautiful one.
Here's a few from my day with them.
If you'd like me to come to your home and document your family for you, then let's chat. Contact me using the contact tab above or on Facebook . I'm on Instagram @jess.nicole.photography too!
Jess is a photographer serving families located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She specializes in documentary and storytelling photography.
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