This maternity shoot was such an exciting one. The location, the mom-to-be, the weather, the timing, everything worked out perfectly. Mostly, this shoot was so great because of the story behind it.
This mommy-to-be has an admittedly blessed life with a wonderful husband and young son, but she and her husband have been wanting to have another child for two and a half years.
She’s been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, which she revealed, has been incredibly frustrating. They’ve bounced from doctor to doctor, and tried many different medicines and procedures.
Twelve weeks ago the heavens aligned…
and they were surprised with the wonderful news that they were finally going to grow their family. But there’s a twist…
…after going in to confirm the pregnancy with an ultrasound the first week, she was asked to return the following week (normal for the specialists she was seeing).
Upon her return and second ultrasound it would seem that this family is indeed going to grow…
…by TWO!!! That’s right, folks, this family will be blessed with TWINS.
Now, this is obviously not your average maternity shoot as most of them are done when the mom-to-be is around 34 weeks…
…but, after everything this family has been through, they wanted to share their exciting news in a new way.
Have you figured out who it is yet? Let me give you a big hint…
Now, that the news is out I have a confession….I didn’t take the pictures above (hahaha – as if you didn’t know by that last photo). These pictures were taken by my dear friend, and incredibly talented photographer Rachael. Check out her site for other beautiful images.
no way!! congrats melissa! so happy for you! 😀
Just YAY! You know I am so excited for you 🙂
Congrats again sis! Love the pics. I don't think I can top the reaction and silly giggling that accompanied the rest of that call so I'll just say I love ya and can't wait to see the new Grooter mobile that Charlie is going to have to build to hold all of you!!
Congratulations Melissa!I loved the story and the pictures. You are truly blessed. May the blessings continue for you, Charlie, Drew and THE TWINS!!!!!
oh my gosh!! what a surprise. i am so excited for you guys!! congratulations. i bet you are exhausted. let me know if i can help out with drew. parker is always looking for a playdate.
OMG!!! We're going to have babies at the same time!!! CONGRATULATIONS. I am so excited for you and your family. The pictures are beautiful of course too!
Melissa, I could not be more excited for you and Charley! Y'all are such an awesome couple and family. Thanks for sharing that blog! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity.
YAY, Melissa!!!! What wonderful, wonderful news. And such a unique way to deliver it! You had me totally surprised. 🙂 You are single-handedly creating the next generation in our family. haha. I love it. Soooo happy for you and Charlie and Drew.
Congratulaions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. Twins are a true blessing! I am sitting here crying b/c I know how much you wanted another child. I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy!!
Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for all of you! Will pray for a continued blessed pregnancy!
I knew it as soon as you began the story. With tears in my eyes I thank God for your two tiny blessings. Give Drew, Charlie, the twins and yourself our love. Prayers are with your family.
WhoooHooo! We could not be more excited! Wow! Wow! Wow! I was pretty sure it was you by the second picture but Wow! Mini-van here you come!
DOUBLE THE CONGRATS!!!! :o) and that 5th pic down is just breath taking. kudos to rachael!
OMG! You have been blessed. So happy for you! What a nice surprise and what a wonderful way to announce it.! Best wishes for two beautiful healthy babies.
I am so HAPPY for you guys! I love the way you set this up! HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY! Congrats!
I was blessed with you as my little girl forever, then the blessing was passed on to you with Drew. I see what a unique person you are and always have been, because of who you are, you merit all you're blessings.
We are sooo excited for you guys! Everything happens for a reason…it was worth the wait! I love the post…..too cute! We can't wait to meet them and see you guys again….hopefully soon!
Thank you, thank you everyone! The blessings just keep coming knowing that I have so many wonderful people in my life!
Melissa–Congratulations! Your pregnancy hopes have been on my prayer list that entire 2 1/2 years…may you enjoy the double bundle of blessings within you! I look forward to meeting the kiddos!
wahoo!!! so so happy for ya'll!!!