Motherhood

Baby Sister Pregnancy Announcement by Modern Eve | Photography by Matt + Julie Weddings

PHOTO by Matt + Julie Weddings

There’s a lot of pressure these days, self-inflicted of course, to publicly announce a new pregnancy in a unique, creative way. Part of this, I suppose, is I because I don’t want the announcement to get lost in the shuffle of all of the other social media noise out there. But perhaps the larger motivation, is that it feels odd to share something so exciting and sacred as a new life in the same way that I would highlight my latest recipe experiment or outfit choice.

So when my friend Julie, from Matt & Julie Weddings, invited me to participate in their Mother’s Day photoshoot collaboration with Pollen, an artistic floral design and styling company here in Dallas, I was thrilled. I had made a “big sister” sash and a “baby sister” banner already and thought they’d be the ideal way for us to let everyone know that our family is once again expanding.

Baby Sister Pregnancy Announcement by Modern Eve | Photography by Matt + Julie Weddings

PHOTO by Matt + Julie Weddings

Baby Sister Pregnancy Announcement by Modern Eve | Photography by Matt + Julie Weddings

PHOTO by Matt + Julie Weddings

I discovered I was pregnant again during the last week of 2015. And while we shared quickly with our close friends and family, I haven’t been motivated to share our huge blessing in the public arena. A couple weeks ago, we learned that our second child will also be a daughter, a sister for a Beckett.Baby Sister Pregnancy Announcement by Modern Eve | Photography by Matt + Julie Weddings

PHOTO by Matt + Julie Weddings

Floral Maternity Photoshoot by Modern Eve | Photography by Matt + Julie Weddings

PHOTO by Matt + Julie Weddings

Big Sister Pregnancy Announcement by Modern Eve | Photography by Matt + Julie Weddings

PHOTO by Matt + Julie Weddings

Being an only child myself, I am just tickled at the idea of helping to raise sisters. Never having experienced biological sisterhood myself, I am looking forward to the front-row seat with this this pair.

Palmer Ann Anderson is due to arrive on September 6, 2016. We’re so grateful for this gift of life.Baby Sister Pregnancy Announcement by Modern Eve | Photography by Matt + Julie Weddings

PHOTO by Matt + Julie Weddings