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Divine Mother Antje { Motherhood Photo+Interviews } Confidence in Mothering

Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews

{ Divine Mothers of June Session 2 }

{ Antje }

Confidence in Mothering

Antje came to the studio to celebrate the birth of her fourth child who is now 5 month old. She told me “I never thought I would have four kids, but so far it worked out good.”

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“I had my first two children with my ex-husband, and then I got married again. We decided we wanted to have children in common. I thought, why not just one more. But then it felt so good, we tried again! I think I’m very fertile.”

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“My first two pregnancies were easy, I had no problems and I lost the pregnancy weight pretty quick. My last two pregnancies I had pregnancy diabetes. I didn’t feel sick at all, but my glucose test didn’t come back good.” But her experiences as a mother have been overwhelmingly positive it’s no wonder she has such a wonderful outlook on motherhood. “I was lucky, my kids were so good and easy.  I had no trouble breastfeeding.”

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When I asked Antje how being a mother has changed her she answered with “I was super shy at first, being a mother got me really confident. With my first child, I was alone in a new country; taking care of the my child all by myself made me feel really good.”

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Antje, thank you so much for participating and sharing a little of yourself with us. Congratulations on your happy growing family, may your days be full of joy and laughter.

You are amazing.

You are beautiful.

You are truly divine.

Antje participated in Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews of June Session 2, check out this blog post for more images of that session.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please check out the Divine Mothering Community on FB and click Events.

Photography by Liliana Beatriz Fotografia

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Divine Mother Anna { Motherhood Photo+Interviews } Worth the Wait

Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews

{ Divine Mothers of June Session 2 }

{ Anna }

Worth the Wait

It was difficult to keep my composure during Anna’s interview. The love and joy, still so very fresh, was overpowering.

“It’s been kind of rough. It took us 3 years to get pregnant.”

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“We were working with the OBGYN. At first we worked with my hormone levels, then they told me I had to loose weight.

I knew I couldn’t do it on my own so I decided to get Gastric Bypass Surgery.

That’s what these scars are from.”

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“She’s the only reason I did it, I was happy with myself, but going into surgery I was told I couldn’t get pregnant for 18 months post opp.

I was 8 months after the surgery, I had almost lost 100lbs, and I was switching from one birth control to another and… we made her!”

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“I was excited but also scared. I thought, what if my body couldn’t provide… I kept waiting for something to happen. Even recovering from the surgery, I knew a lot of people had trouble, but nothing. Everything was perfect, the pregnancy was perfect. Nothing was wrong.

I had a homebirth, and everyone I loved was there. Her birth was the happiest day of my life. It really was perfect.

Giving birth was amazing. Every emotion is running though your body. One second you’re pushing, the next your baby is here.”

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After our session, Anna shared her homebirth video made by Tiffany Hudson Films and let’s just say you might need a handkerchief if you’re watching.

Purely amazing!

Anna, thank you so much for participating and for sharing yourself with us. What a beautiful journey you are living. Congratulations on your healthy pregnancy, amazing birth, and beautiful daughter. What a privilege worth the wait.

Anna, you are amazing.

You are beautiful.

You are truly divine.

Anna participated in Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews of June Session 2, check out this blog post for more images of that session.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please check out the Divine Mothering Community on FB and click Events.

Photography by Liliana Beatriz Fotografia

Video by Tiffany Hudson Films

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