Maternity photos are special no matter what. A new baby joining a family is always a wonderful thing. But I kinda want to think that these are extra special, for a few reasons.
Darryl & Rachael are my brother and sister-in-law, so that makes me this little boys auntie. (Yay!) Also, Rachael and I have been friends since we were young and awkward. 🙂
But one thing that I think is really awesome about these photos is that this baby (and any more children that follow) will be able to have a glimpse into their parents lives, pre-children. Before all your decorations are on very high shelves, away from curious crawlers. Before there are (nearly) permanent finger prints on the windows. Before big, colorful, plastic, light-up THINGS take over your living room.
They will be able to sit down with their son and say, “This is who we were, and how we lived.” And I think that qualifies as extra special. 🙂
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.