Birth Day Photos
You see those brilliant newborn baby photos everywhere; moms kissing their freshly born baby on the forehead, a dad skin-to-skin looking into his little guys eyes, baby holding on tight to moms finger…
It is so easy to forget about taking baby photos. Imagine yourself after 12, 18, 24 hours of labor… pictures will be the last thing on your mind, but you’ll wish you had them. I was so out of it in ‘labor land’, and my baby went to the NICU shortly after being born that I actually had to look at pictures to help remind me of the events that unfolded.
And so, two things I recommend to help you capture those special moments, those ‘oh so cute’ baby pictures… planning and delegation.
PLAN IN ADVANCE
•Have a device handy for taking photos
•Make a list of photos you want captured
•Set rules if anything is ‘off-limits’
(you can’t expect anyone to be a mind reader)
MAKE SOMEONE ELSE RESPONSIBLE
•Mom, Dad, Friend
•Your doula (if she has time)
•Or even a nurse
Finally – getting down to business…what types of moments do you want to capture? It’s hard to remember all the cute things you saw on Pinterest in the weeks leading up to this day so make yourself a list, and remember – it’s not ALL about the baby 😉
Mom’s final belly pic
Select labor + birth pics as desired
Clock (time when born)
Room sign / number
Baby on scale
Mom + Baby meeting
Dad (Partner) + Baby meeting
Meeting grandparent(s) / family
Hands + Feet
Baby grabbing finger
Skin to skin
Most noteworthy is … Once you get home and get some rest – whenever that may happen… the next time you snuggle into your favorite chair you will be so delighted to look back on your newborn baby photos and of the day that you ROCKED IT!
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