The day you give birth is overwhelming, to say the least.
You are meeting your beloved child for the first time ever.
Also, you may have to undergo procedures you weren’t planning on or you may have to deal with situations you aren’t prepared for.
Many things can get overlooked when your attention is on the basic, important issues like baby’s safe arrival. Things that, in retrospect, are actually really important.
Photographs. You only get one chance to take photos of the birth of your child.
Often, the day of baby’s birth can pass in a blur of activity. For many moms, looking back at photos helps them recall certain events they may not have noted the first time around. That’s why you’ll want to prepare yourself and your spouse with even just a mental list of what photos you want to take on baby’s first day of life. You can’t get that day back, you can’t get the photo-ops back. Sure you can hire a photographer whose sole job it is to focus on getting the right photos, and these days more people are turning to professionals. But, if like me, you want to keep it personal and take your own photos you’ll want to head to the birth of your child with a mental (and maybe even a physical) list of what photo ops you don’t want to miss.
Here then, are a bunch of photos you’ll want to take on baby’s first day.
Looking back, there are several photo ops I missed with each kid (**I noted those after the slideshow) so I had to show you examples of photos from both of my babies’ births and even then I still missed a few. But if you note these photo opportunities in your mind, or even write that list I mentioned before you hand your camera off to husband or a friend who has promised to snap away, you’ll be more likely to catch those special moments on camera so you can remember them forever.
Note! The photo ops I missed include getting a close-up of either of my baby’s hospital ID tags. I never got a photo of the bottoms of my babies’ feet and I never took a photo of those first funny faces newborn babies can sometimes make. Do you have any ideas on other photos I may have missed?