Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Yesterday we went to have some pictures taken. Maternity photos. You know the ones I mean. They are sweet, artsy photos of the belly and it's family. We did them when I was pregnant with Miss A and they are quite lovely. The end result a three picture collage hangs in her bedroom.

This time it was decidedly more... difficult. I had visions of how wonderful it would be to have photos of the three of us and the belly. I was kicking myself afterwards for not preparing myself for what actually did happen. Because, after all, I know my child. It wasn't that long ago that we had this experience.

So yeah, Miss A was SO not interested in getting her picture taken despite every persuasion we could think of including putting stickers on the 'baby'. We managed to get two (TWO!) shots with her in them. And who knows if they'll be any good. We also took some with just Peter and I because, well, at least we were cooperating.

I'm sure they will be fine but I couldn't help being a bit disappointed. I hate it when situations arise and I find myself wishing that A could just be - different. (Like maybe, not climbing all over the photography props instead of posing with us for a few photos for pete's sake!!!) If only I could have just had Lynanne come over to take a few shots. I'm sure she would have been able to work miracles!

And then later when we were curled up on the couch together I felt guilty for ever wishing she was different. She wouldn't be her if she just posed nicely for the pictures. She'd be a totally different kid. And I love her, spunk and all.


elizasmom said...

Aw, bummer.

My in-laws hired a photographer to take pictures at Eliza's blessing when she was 4 months old. She screamed until she conked out and fell asleep and WOULD NOT wake up except to scream some more. So frustrating for everyone involved.

I hope you get some nice pictures out of it nonetheless — you never know, sometimes 2 pictures is all it takes!

bon said...

Yeah... is bummer. But it's also OK, she is her own beast, and you will be glad of it in two short years or less.

Funny, on the blessing pix.... I actually posted pictures of Pearl in her blessing dress that were taken several DAYS after the actual blessing! It just wasn't going to happen the day of, so I fudged a little.

Lynanne said...

Awww (*blush*) thank you but most of my photos happen by accident. The one photo I have of Miss E and my belly was awful. I wish I would have had some with my husband and I. Pregnancy photos seem more intimate (not in an R-rated sort of way!). I bet you will get some good shots. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos when baby arrives. For a while at least one of them won't run away. ;) Make sure you get one of the photos with Miss A no matter what. It will be good to have a memory of her spunk. Who knows when you might need it for blackmail (j/k) :)