When it comes to having a second (or third, or fourth child) the dynamic of welcoming a new baby changes. With your first child, a newborn changes the dynamic of your relationship. You've went from husband and wife to mom and dad as well. From a dynamic duo to a mighty trio. Chances are both of you are ecstatic about this impending arrival.
But when it comes to adding additional children to the family, there are more feelings to consider. Siblings my feel apprehensive or over joyed about their new baby brother or sister. Sometimes, it's even a combination of both. All of which are totally normal.
Having your children apart of your maternity session is a great way for them to feel really special and included. Depending on their age, the idea of a living person in your belly is kind of an abstract idea. However, it's likely they've already started to develop some feelings regarding their new sibling. During your maternity session we can document them showing their love by hugging and kissing your belly.
It can help them to feel important too, and a nice memory which they can look at one day and remember, ‘I was there when you were in mommy’s belly!’ Pregnancy photos with your older child or children is a beautiful way to put a fun and exciting touch to your family changing.
It's also a great time to capture how your family is now at this moment before it grows by one more.
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