Meghan Vail Photography » Fine Art Newborn and Infant Photography

They Meet

Mom and Dad met at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), however they didn’t start dating until 2011. After three years of mutual friends telling each of them they had the perfect person for the other. If they had only allowed their friends to set them up earlier, they probably would have been married sooner.

The Pregnancy

According to Mom, the most annoying thing about being pregnant was never knowing what pre-maternity clothing item was going to fit. Even if it fit a few days prior, it didn’t mean it would still fit when you decide you would like to wear it.

Mom says the most surprising thing about being pregnant is the changes that basically happen over night as you move through the pregnancy. Especially when your partner can feel the baby move for the first time or hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time or to see your baby’s features on the 3D ultrasound.

Gender Reveal

The best surprise was the gender reveal during the baby shower. Mom and Dad decided to find out by cutting into the cake. They thought that would be the perfect time to thank everyone for coming and for their continuous love and support, since they would already have everyone’s attention.  Mom and Dad cut into the cake and the crowd got noisy!  They had decided to play a little prank on the guests. The cake had both pink and blue coloring so guests for screaming team pink, team blue and then, wait twins? At that time Mom and Dad brought out a gender reveal balloon, popped it in front the guests to find out they were having a girl! It was extra special because Mom and Dad waited to find out the gender of their first born along with their guests.

The Name

Dad, not knowing the sex of our baby ahead of time, was convinced it was a girl.  He only picked out girl names beginning with the letter B. Mom on the other hand had mostly boy names picked out starting the letter B and pretty much a name for almost every letter for a girl making agreeing on a name difficult.

The Delivery

Dad was amazing! He coached Mom through the delivery screaming PUSH and providing words of encouragement throughout the entire process. Mom says she couldn’t have asked for a better coach, better partner or better delivery. Everything was absolutely as it should have been!

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  • Melaine - Welcome Breanna, we are so glad that you are here. Can’t wait to meet you in person. Love the pictures!ReplyCancel

    • Arlene - Breanna, I’m indeed privileged and blessed to know you, God’s little miracle!! I couldn’t wait to come over and meet you for the first time😊 During my visit, I held you pretty much the whole time, even though you slept most of the time. You are so precious and adorable! I wanted so much to take you home with me, I can’t wait to visit you again.

      I pray that God will continue to hold you in the palm of his hand and keep you safe. Continue being beautiful and down- right gorgeous! You are the greatest gift to your mommy and daddy …. That’s why I couldn’t take you home with me😊
      Love you darling Brea!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene - ….oh, and Brea, next time I come over don’t sleep so much, no more sleeping in the day and partying at night😊ReplyCancel

The Arrival

Davis was almost born on I-4! This was Mom’s biggest fear and it almost came true.  Someone must have been watching over them. They were coming from Lake Mary to Winnie Palmer. Traffic was clear the entire way, which is completely unheard of. From the time they got to the hospital until Davis’ arrival was less than 15 minute.

They were at a haircut appointment for their 2 year old and the contractions came on quickly.  They didn’t even have time to run home to grab their hospital bag. The ladies in the salon were thinking through the supplies that they had on hand in case they needed to help deliver the baby there!  Dad was such a trooper and kept his cool throughout everything.  Mom and Dad are fortunate that everything worked out! They’ll have to think through alternate plans if they decide to have Baby #3. J

Little Brother

Big brother Donovan was a big baby when he was born and Davis was on track to be similar.  But when he arrived a couple weeks early, he weighed a pound less than his brother at delivery (and with a lot less hair).  Mom was happy about this since she didn’t have time for an epidural!

Welcome Home

They first few days home were actually pretty amazing since Mom and Dad had a better idea of what to expect this time around.  With their first, they were complete zombies on zero sleep.  Since they have moved out further from their friends since then, the visits were minimal comparatively.  It was nice that they were able to hang out, binge watch Netflix, and acclimate to their new family of four.

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