When I found out I was pregnant this past Thanksgiving, one of my first thoughts was, “Sara and I will be pregnant together!” We shared Sara and Trevor’s story about their struggle to conceive back in September and since we found out she was pregnant, it’s been go, go go! It never even occurred to me that we could be pregnant at the same time.
I remember feeling guilty when I found out I was pregnant. I wanted Sara to have this moment all to herself. She had worked so hard and had wanted it so badly that I felt selfish for sharing/stealing her spotlight. Immediately after telling her the news, those feelings disappeared. We knew this moment was so much bigger than either of us. Our babies would be 6 months apart and raised like siblings. How lucky could we be? And because we share everything, it makes total sense that this would also be a shared, although completely coincidental, experience.
So while our time pregnant together was short, we made sure to have some fun. We took a sneaky picture at her baby shower days after I found out and before I had even told my mom the news. And a few weeks before she went into labor, we planned a fun sister shoot to capture this sweet little moment in time followed by a short interview between the two of us. We started at South Congress Hotel on the windiest day and ended the day at Sara’s house in the nursery going through our old baby clothes. Sara now has a beautiful baby girl, Serena Lucia, who shares my middle name. Photos by Paige Newton
What are you most excited about being a mom for the first time (Sara) and second time (Cristina)?
What are you most nervous about?
How has watching your sister go through motherhood prepared you?
How far along were you at shoot?
How did you decide what to wear?
How has your pregnancy gone so far?
Do you think your parenting style will be different from your sisters?
What lessons will you take from your own mother’s parenting style?
Best part of being pregnant together?
Best part of raising babies together?