“There is no love that exists like the connection between a parent and their child. We are blessed to have an addition of another in our family. For the past four years I’ve been a mother to one and will now divide my love to two. I have to admit, it’s hard to imagine loving another child as much as the one I have now… But love is boundless! As a mom, I’ve experienced what making room in your heart is like and I will soon have even more love to give and receive. These girls will forever be my always. We can’t wait to hold you for the first time baby Lyla.”
‘Every good gift and every perfect present is from above…’ James 1:17
My heart has only ever known the love of two babies at once. I imagine that if it were to of happen just like it does for most mommas, one at a time, I would feel the same way Jackiy mentions. How could you love a second or third child as much as your first? You just do. Not in the way you will love them identically, because even twins have totally different personalities, but in their own way. The heart is an amazing thing when it comes to love. It does what no one thinks it can.
Jackiy and Elena were such beautiful models for their mommy-and-me (with a bump) session. I think we all agree how stunning that pregnancy glow looks on her. But although I was totally inspired snapping pictures of Jackiy, I will soon not forget her precious daughter. You see I happen to try and make friends with all the children I photograph and in doing so they feel free to be themselves during our session. Except, at first glance Elena was quickly infatuated with my princess charm bracelet. Little did I know I was meeting a Disney Princess expert that recognized each Princess by name and dress. Totally my kind of child. It makes laugh now remembering all the silly things she did and said about my bracelet and how we had to give in to her requests in order to make her happy. I am not above giving in to pretty much anything and breaking the rules we set on picture day. Pretty soon when the boys start realizing all the seriousness of this picture taking business I will have to form some kind of bribe routine. Ice-cream treats? Dollar store toy trips? Anything that will ensure a happy picture day is fine with me. How about you? What do you do in order to get your older kiddos to cooperate on picture day? Any tips and suggestions are welcomed!