“A rainbow baby is a baby that is born alive after a loss. We lost our first baby girl, Chloe Rose at 33 weeks gestation she was 4lbs 14oz and 18inches long. She had daddy’s golden skin, mommy’s wavy hair, daddy’s surfer feet and mommy’s button nose — more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
So they say every pregnancy is different and for me, this couldn’t be more true. With Chloe I was that overly happy, go-lucky, so excited and sometimes annoying pregnant lady. With this pregnancy I have felt disconnected and terrified. When Tumay and I started talking about taking some photos I was very hesitant. After a few weeks of contemplating the idea and almost canceling more than once, I had a moment of clarity. I realized I needed to do this, for this baby. This baby is here now, I don’t know what tomorrow will bring but today I have a living baby growing inside me and I will always have her as my second daughter and Chloe’s little sister.
Before we started taking the photos I expressed to Tumay that it was important to me to incorporate Chloe in the photos. We decided on taking some photos of the necklace that I wear everyday that has an imprint of Chloe’s thumb print. I now have a picture of me and my girls all together embracing my love for them both.
For me these photos capture my family, our story, our loss and our new life. I pray everyday that we will bring this baby into this world breathing and healthy. I am grateful for the opportunity brought with these images to bring light and beauty through our journey for me and my family.” Jenn, Expectant Mother