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Growing through Preterm Labor

Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience but it often comes with surprises. Each time I was pregnant with my boys, I remember what it felt like when I thought of all the unknowns that were in store for us down the road. I was often full of so much worry! Gosh, there is so much to worry about when you’re bringing a life into this world.

A common worry among pregnant women is going into preterm labor. We all want what’s best for our babies so we all hope for a full-term pregnancy, but there is always a risk of the baby coming earlier than planned. This was the case for the B Family. This beautiful family reached out to me early in mom’s pregnancy when she was having signs of preterm labor. She ended up going through many ups and downs before giving birth to her little boy and was kind enough to share her story with me. Here it is, in her own words:

“Brooks was born full-term, but we weren’t so sure our ending would be so happy. At 32 weeks I went into pre-term labor and was hospitalized several times in an effort to halt contractions and prepare Brooks’ tiny organs for the worst. I had spent my pregnancy very active, teaching pure barre and with little to no complications up until this point, so the immediate switch to the ‘modified bedrest’ prescribed to me was just as challenging as it was scary. I felt like a human incubator and my thoughts went from excitement to meet our little boy to fear, worry, and anxiety that his arrival wouldn’t go as planned. Those were the longest 7 weeks of my life, filled with physical/emotional stress and consistent contractions, but thank goodness there were that many more of them before Brooks finally decided to make his arrival! If I’ve learned anything from this experience it is that I am not in control and the ability to be flexible and positive in light of change and fear is paramount. To no surprise, this lesson has translated into my new role as a mom so in hindsight, I’m thankful for what it taught me! Brooks was born a healthy baby on September 21st, 2018, and is now a happy (and CHUNKY) [6] month old.”

I’m so thankful to mom for sharing her story with us. I hope it inspires you in some way as it reminds us all to remain positive always, even in the scariest of situations. I’m also so very thankful that Brooks was born a healthy little boy. I just love seeing him grow as he pops up on my Instagram feed these days. He is just the cutest! Mom shares her motherhood journey in such a beautiful and authentic way. You have to check out her feed here: @inspo_messydesk. I think you’ll love a peek at her mom’s life including posts about style and pure barre, too.

And of course, check out highlights from her little guy’s newborn session below, in beautiful neutrals and earth tones. I just love how this session turned out!

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Are you on a journey to parenthood? I would love to help you document it. My studio, based in Katy, TX is a warm and welcoming environment to have photos created of your new baby and family. Your story is only yours and deserves to be celebrated. Let’s talk about it.

Located in Katy, Texas, Kelly of Lifetime of Clicks Photography specializes in Houston newborn photography. Kelly creates modern classic images of maternity, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Houston, Katy, Sugar Land and surrounding communities.