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Andrew & Fallon // One mommy’s journey through pregnancy

One mommy’s journey through pregnancy  //  ©2018 Sun & Sparrow photography  – Los Angeles maternity & newborn photographer


A SUN & SPARROW JOURNEY from Fallon, a mommy-to-be // 

Life can change faster than you think is possible. It’s hard to believe that three years to the day after my husband Drew and I met in Santa Monica, we’ll be expecting a wonderful son to join our family.  Our pregnancy journey has certainly had its ups and downs.  When my husband and I first started trying, I got pregnant really quickly. I knew how common miscarriage was, but I didn’t think I would have any problems.  Within in the first 10 weeks of that pregnancy we had a miscarriage.  Words cannot describe how shocking and awful it was.  A month later, I felt ready to start trying again and once again, I got pregnant right away. Ten weeks later almost the same thing happened.  Even though I knew this can happens to so many women, I felt like something was wrong with me and we decided to take a break from trying.
After a 4 month break we got pregnant again.  This time felt different. Its amazing how mothers can be so intuitive.  The only up and down we’re focused on now is the ever growing (and kicking!) bump inside me.  We are both scared (me of labor, Drew of diapers) and thrilled to become new loving parents, and we can’t wait to help our son grow up into a great man.  We can’t wait to see him walk, hear him talk, watch him get into trouble with his “fur sister” Sierra the husky, and then have him realize how so very dearly his parents love him and will appreciate every moment with him.  But we’ll have to wait, a little less than two more months, for our family to grow and this parenting adventure to begin.

Little Lulu // Redondo Beach dreamy newborn photographer

 


Redondo Beach dreamy newborn photographer // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow South Bay maternity and in home newborn session photographer 

From Alexis, our new mommy : Luciana “Lulu” was born on August 14, 2018 at 10:33 a.m. weighing 9 pounds and eleven ounces, and measuring 20 3/4 inches long.  I was in labor for just over 24 hours before she was born. I went into labor on a Monday morning when I was 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant. My husband had just left for work when I realized the cramps I was feeling were actually coming in waves and getting stronger and stronger. I called him and told him it was time to go around 11:00 am. I still felt ok so I showered and labored at home for a little while, and we decided to head to the hospital when my contractions were about 3 minutes apart, around 4:00 pm. Once we got to the hospital I was 3 centimeters dilated and the contractions were getting stronger. I walked the labor and delivery floor halls with my husband and two aunts who were cheering me on.  The contractions kind of stalled a bit and I hadn’t dilated any more after a couple hours so around 1:00 am the doctor suggested pitocin and I asked for an epidural.  After that we all got some rest. The doctor came in to check me at 8:00 am and I was fully dilated and almost ready to push. She broke my water and at around 9:30 a.m. I started pushing. Pushing was the best part! I loved seeing the progress I was making and being able to feel the baby’s head was so encouraging! I will never forget the moment she came out and I got to hold her for the first time. I wish I could relive that moment over and over again. The first few weeks of being a mom have been so incredibly wonderful. I love everything about being a mom and I am so thankful to Tiffani for capturing the most special time in mine and my husband’s lives.


 

Daniel & Ellen // Redondo Beach maternity photographer

Redondo Beach maternity photographer // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Redondo Beach maternity Photography

FROM OUR MOMMY // How blessed are we! We waited patiently for the right time in our lives to welcome this baby – a time where our hearts could be full and fully available. The timing, the journey, everything, has fallen so perfectly into place, we are constantly in gratitude. Although a bit overwhelmed with our lack of knowledge and experience (as any first-time parents are), we are ecstatic to welcome Baby Ng very, very soon! We hope only to do our best in raising a kind, patient, and loving person – so much of what we need in this world today. Hopefully the journey ahead is (as close to as) smooth as the one we’ve had so far (yeah right, but it doesn’t hurt to hope!). As our lives change drastically, we look forward to making many more beautiful memories from a couple to now a family of 3!

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Jared & Alexis // Whimsical Fairytale Maternity photographer in Los Angeles

Whimsical Fairytale Maternity photographer in Los Angeles // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow maternity photographer

FROM THE MOMMY TO BE //  Jared and I met in high school, but started dating in our mid-twenties.  After dating for seven years, we were married in June of 2017 in Los Cabos, Mexico.  We decided to wait a few months to try and get pregnant, and on our first real month of trying in November 2017 we did it! We were both shocked at how quickly it happened for us, but absolutely overjoyed.  Being pregnant has been the most beautiful and wonderful experience of my life. I have enjoyed every second of being pregnant, even with all the aches and pains. Watching my body grow and create new life amazes me every day, which is why it was so important to me to capture the way I look with photographs, so that I can always look back on this time in our lives. I am so excited to become a mommy! I have always loved children and have been surrounded by babies my whole life. Sometimes I still cannot believe its my turn to be a mom! I am most excited for that very first moment after our little girl is born when I get to hold her and look into her eyes for the first time.  I also cannot wait to see Jared become a daddy.  I know he is going to be amazing and I already find myself falling more and more in love with him every day.   I am also excited to watch our little Luciana grow into her own person and see the type of person she will become. 

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Photographers: Sun & Sparrow | Florals: Tiffani from Sun & Sparrow | Dresses: www.fillyboomaternity.com | Hair& Makeup: Joanna Makowski |