And then there were three
Alyssa contacted me last fall about a maternity and newborn package. I was hesitant because her due date was toward the end of my maternity leave, but I am so glad we made it work! Alyssa and Nathan were so fun to work with for their maternity shoot! You can tell by the way they interact they have so much love for each other and this little girl is now their whole world. Norah was the perfect dream baby in the studio! She slept through her whole session and allowed me to put her in so many different set ups. We ended up with a beautiful variety of photos capturing this super sweet time. Alyssa took the time to answer a few questions for me as well. Here's what she had to say:
Norah Grace, February 15th, 7lbs 10oz, and 20 inches long
We found out we were pregnant the morning of the dance recital for the studio that I teach at. So in the midst of chaos and preparing for the long night ahead of us, we were just filled with pure excitement, joy, and very surprised!
The delivery process was one that started out very slow! Late Sunday evening I started leaking but wasn't feeling contractions or anything. The following day I had a weekly appointment at 9am and the Dr ran all the normal tests and as soon as everything came out positive I was admitted to the hospital by 10am where they started the induction process. Norah Grace was then born at 7:49pm that evening. Both Nathan and I were joined in the hospital room after her birth by both sets of parents and my grandma. All were anxiously waiting the process for Norah to arrive and were in awe when they first got to meet her.
I was just filled will such joy and immediately head over heels in love with this baby girl as soon as I saw her. After a couple of minutes I then couldn't believe how perfect she was as I counted all ten fingers and toes.
If I could give any advice to parents who are new to this experience it would be to not be nervous! Angie told me that she's experienced many different situations with newborns and just goes with the flow! I know that I was nervous of the little things that could go wrong; a messy diaper to Norah being fussy and uncooperative. But in the end there was nothing to worry about!
Interested in a session with AEP? We are in the middle of March Maternity Madness so you will receive a complimentary maternity mini session when you book your newborn session this month!