Favorite Blog Post Ever: Personal

While most of life is made up of tiny, seemingly meaningless moments, there are big moments that define us and change the course of our lives. I’m thankful to have experienced a few of these lately.

The first came several weeks ago as I watched two pink lines slowly appear across the screen of a home pregnancy test. I don’t know if there has ever been a more significant moment shared between my husband and me.

The next came last week when I saw our baby and heard that little heartbeat for the first time. I sat on that table and felt the flood of tears fall down my cheeks in absolute wonder of the miracle I was watching on the screen.

Even though my body has not felt so great recently, (I feel like I’ve lived in a perpetual state of nausea for weeks!) my heart has ben full. There are simply no words to describe the feelings. All I can say is that I have a very happy heart.

My great friend, Ashley McCormick, took these for us last week. I’ve seen similar pictures done before, and I was so happy to finally have my turn :)


And my amazing baker-friend-extraodinarie, Andrea, made these super cute cookies as part of the fun of the big blog announcement. This will surely not help with my goal to only gain 25 pounds.


If you’re wondering how or if this changes business, this little paragraph is for you. I have always known that I wanted to be a mom. When I was choosing a career to pursue, I had this in mind. Being a photographer is a fantastic job for a mom. I work from home during the week, and I set my own schedule. My husband also owns a business, so one of the perks of his job is also setting his own schedule. Mike & I are blessed to live near lots of family and friends, which we know will come in handy in the months to come. So while I will obviously have to take some time off after the baby is born, soon after I will return to business as usual. I’m sure I’ll learn how to edit with an infant in my lap, but part of being a mom is multi-tasking! And when I need to meet a client or shoot a session or wedding, my husband or mom or sister-in-law or friends or mom-in-law have all offered to help out. So I will be back to work as soon as possible :)

Baby Talk: Personal » heidimitchellphotography.com - […] you follow my blog, you know that Mike & I announced that we are expecting several weeks ago. Everyone who knows me knows that I’m not into […]January 7, 2010 – 4:24 am

Carrie Ann - CONGRATS HEIDI!!!! You will be a fabulous Mom – you are always so patient with Zion during our shoots. . . I can’t wait to see your bae-boo all over this blog!!November 28, 2009 – 5:29 pm

Monica Matthews - Congratulations Heidi!November 3, 2009 – 2:22 pm

Judy and Justin - CONGRATULATIONS Heidi! We are both so happy for you and hubs, this is such amazing news, we can’t wait to see the bump at the wedding! Until then, best of luck! =)November 2, 2009 – 1:02 am

Amber - Congratulations!!! I love these pictures, so cute! We are so excited for you guys, you will both be AMAZING parents! :)November 1, 2009 – 2:46 am

Katie - I am so excited for you guys & I’m not sure but your Mom may actually be more excited than you are! (probably because she doesn’t have to endure the nausea!) :) I know you’ll continue to be successful and you’ll be a wonderful Mom. Congratulations!October 28, 2009 – 2:46 am

Caimbrin - I like those BOYISH colors on the cookies!October 27, 2009 – 9:39 pm

Adeline - Awe Heidi! I am soooooo happy for you. I am sitting at work reading your post and I started to cry. This is going to be such a beautiful experience for you. Congratulations :)October 27, 2009 – 11:53 am

sharon garrison - Congratulations Heidi and Mike, what a blessing to a baby to be born to parents who will raise him/her in the fear and the admonition of the Lord. I am so happy for the both of you but even more for John and Sharon and Tony and Betty because grandchildren are the best. I will pray for you as the Lord leads me. I am so excited for you. Love, SharonOctober 27, 2009 – 8:17 am

Kylie - I am just so excited for you! Congrats!!October 26, 2009 – 4:05 pm

Michelle - Here’s to hoping the perpetual state of nausea ends soon; at least you know the baby is super healthy because of it! Enjoy the pregnancy, take lots of date nights with hubby, and savor the sleep now; though once these “luxuries” are few and far between, there is so much more in their place! So happy for you.October 26, 2009 – 2:44 pm

Carina Deshotels - I can see why this is your favorite blog ever…I am sure you will have more favorites to come in the next 9 months! hehe I am so happy for you Heidi. Life is good for you it seems and you deserve it! I hope the Lord continues to bless you THREE. oxoxOctober 26, 2009 – 2:12 pm

Steff - My heart is happy too. I’ve wanted this experience for you almost as bad as I wanted it for myself. I love that we will have motherhood in common now. You are going to be an amazing mommy-Can’t wait to learn and share with you. I can’t wait to see your flat little tummy bust out with a baby bump.(And then watch the bump make you waddle.)October 26, 2009 – 1:48 pm

Amy Starks [Starks Photography] - yayyyyy! So adorable! Super excited for you both! :)October 26, 2009 – 1:46 pm

christine - Congrats!!! Honestly I wondered how much longer it would be before you two experienced the joy. Wish yall the best the pics are fab!! xoxoOctober 26, 2009 – 1:41 pm

Annette - Congratulations to both of you. i am sooooo excited for you both. Ya’ll have such great role models in your parents that you are going to make the best parents.October 26, 2009 – 1:23 pm

Lynsey - These pictures are SO cute! You can see how happy you and Mike are when you look at them. Congrats!October 26, 2009 – 1:13 pm

AUNT Caimbrin - OK, I thought I was done crying over this news…you get me every time!October 26, 2009 – 1:13 pm