Hi, mom of 5 here. I've had lots of ultrasounds over the years of having a number of high risk pregnancies. Despite their frequency, ultrasounds have always had a significant impact on me. Meeting our babies for the first time, searching for a heartbeat on one of our babies at 10 weeks, and those moments of waiting when it was not found-and then discovered is another life altering moment.
But it was with our last baby that I had the most profound ultrasound memory as he was a surprise baby that I was not prepared for. In fact, even at week 16 my heart was not ready to love him. But there I was and right in the moment of seeing that baby on the ultrasound screen, watching him play with his hands and noticing how his little profile was a perfect match to his sister's, my heart crumbled into a million pieces for the fifth time and I was completely in love with my new baby.
It was a turning point in that pregnancy and my motherhood journey and for that moment, I am forever indebted.
I know not all ultrasounds end well. I know many tears have been shed, hearts broken, dreams ended. My heart goes out to you moms and dads. Moms, even if you never were able to hold your baby, that baby was in you, and you were their momma, and your love held them for every moment of their life.
These frames are for those moments. When you became a mom and saw your baby for the first time. Or perhaps the only time. Those vivid points in your motherhood journey. When your heart exploded and you felt love that you had never felt before.
These frames are for those dads. Who saw their heart outside of their body for the first time. When you realized your woman was a superhero--growing a baby inside of her. When you first glimpsed a tiny person who would grow to mimic everything that you do.
These frames are for you to share these moments with others. Adoring grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends.
Cherish those moments and always remember love's first look.