“You will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
– Dr Seuss
I’m not sure I’ve heard truer words spoken. It can be hard during pregnancy, or in the throes of labour, or in the early days of having a newborn to really soak up and appreciate the moment. Photography is incredible in that it gifts you that moment, in a tangible memory, to look at and relive over and over again.
So you don’t have to worry about forgetting what your big round tummy looked like. Or how amazing your partner was at supporting you through contractions. Or how the blissful newborn bubble felt. How tired, happy and in love you were with your new little family.
Pregnancy can feel like it drags on forever, but in the scheme of things it is the most fleeting time. Labour can be hard, but it is the most beautiful and powerful thing you will ever go through. Adjusting to a newborn isn’t always easy either, but goodness how those first few weeks fly by. Think about future you and what you want to have to look back on. And then give yourself just that.