I had the special privilege to document this sweet little family’s “Fresh 48” session at the hospital. It was my first time to ever do this type of session, and it was such a blessing. To be there when they had newly welcomed this sweet baby, and witness the family love on their new bundle of joy was a true honor. Several days later, I also was the lucky one to capture their newborn session…she was simply adorable.
“We welcomed Korleigh Ann on March 27th! She was 7lbs, 8 ounces, and twenty inches long”, explains mom, “My husband and I had gone back and forth about having a third baby after our eleven year old son and four year old daughter. About 2 years ago we just decided to let God decide and if we had another baby, then great! Well nothing happened. For a long time. I finally just told my husband that when I turned 30 that was it… no more babies. That must have made God laugh because I turned 30 June 18th, and found out I was pregnant less than a month later!” Due to being diagnosed with thyroid disease after the birth of their older daughter, the couple was pretty shocked because they weren’t sure they could conceive again. “Cue the stress”, laughs mom, “We didn’t have insurance, but God stepped in. A month later in August, my husband’s year with his company made us eligible for insurance. All was well… til November… being in construction my husband lost his job but this time was unexpected, and we had just used most of our savings on paying the deductible for the birth of our baby girl.” Her husband was out of work for four months, but the couple was able to continue making all their payments, which mom says “was a God thing”, and then he found a new job. When Korleigh was born, she adds, “Adjustment was hard, I learned to ask for help; with my husband working nights, but my older kids adjusted better than I could have hoped for. My son is the protector… he quietly watches over everyone’s shoulder while they are holding his youngest sister (including mine) and always willing to help me with whatever I need… big sister wanted to help and always had diapers and wipes to hand to me.”
“The most rewarding thing about being a mom is the cuddles and proud moments of achievement”, she continues, “And my children’s desire to do good.. the amazing humans they are becoming, they are sensitive and respectful… and always willing to give a hug. They know how to make me melt by saying something sweet, no matter how bad my day has been or how irritated at outside things I may be. I am a mom of 3 beautiful, big blue-eyed children who are more beautiful on the inside than anyone I know. And I am proud!” I love their beautiful story, and the perspective from this wise and loving mom. Enjoy their images below!