It started with an email that stated they were 8 1/2 weeks pregnant and thinking about maternity photos. “Wow,” I thought, “they really think ahead!” I answered, thinking perhaps we’d meet up in August, around their 7 month mark.
An email came back…”Sorry, we’re 8 1/2 months pregnant! We’re due in 5 weeks.”
Matt and Amy are super casual and super fun. They met me at the door with their beagle, Harley, straining at the leash and smiles on their faces. They showed me their nursery, an alcove decked with monkeys, a handmade toy chest, a Yoshi doll, and…baby Converse All-Stars. I may have gushed over them obsessively.
But then it got one better…Matt and Amy lifted the hems on their jeans to show off their own Chucks, the ones they wore on their wedding day.
I may have turned into a puddle.
But the most amazing thing (to me) is that they don’t know what they’re having. They have names in mind, but mum’s the word when it comes to them. They, along with their family and friends are in for a wonderful, wonderful surprise when Baby Branniff arrives.