When we found out we were expecting our second child, we knew that Daddy would have to deploy during the pregnancy. The good news was his deployment was scheduled for the best possible time to be gone during a pregnancy. (You know, if there is a best possible time…)
He was home for 95% of the first trimester, and is scheduled return just as my third trimester is getting uncomfortable. For me, and many other pregnant women, the second trimester is the time when you have the most energy and you are feeling the best.
While it is the best time for him to be gone, it is also a time when there is a lot to celebrate. Baby’s first kicks, celebrating a growing baby bump, and of course finding out the baby’s gender!
I want to make sure my hubs is as involved in this pregnancy as possible even though he is overseas. So what better way then to take some special pictures to let him know what the sex of our second baby is!
Love my little man’s expression here!
“Hey! There is a baby brother in here!” – Squishy
My mom caught my surprise as a balloon popped due to heat! Also, is it me, or does that look like a Mickey Mouse on the ground!!
I am so happy with how well our pictures came out. I owe a huge thank you to my mother who dealt with a mini mommy meltdown when all the balloons got tangled thanks to the super high winds we had today. It didn’t help that it was also 114 degrees outside.
Thankfully we were able to get some great pictures that I know my husband loved! I skyped with a teary eyed hubby of mine after I sent him the pictures. Pulling this maternity photo shoot off without telling anyone wasn’t very hard. I may have fibbed a little bit to him and told him that our appointment was later than it was so that we could get the pictures done.
Part of dealing with deployments are finding little things that connect your family. We didn’t do anything like this with Squish. I didn’t do maternity pictures, there was no special gender announcement. I am glad this all came together!
Check out my article on Parents.com about how to deal with a long-distance pregnancy either due to deployments or general work/life travel.
Did you announce your baby’s gender in any special way?
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