Preparing for a new baby is always an exciting time for families. It’s full of nerves, anticipation, and of course plenty of joy.
But for families who are preparing for their second child, it’s a particularly emotional time. It’s not like the first baby, of course. This time, there’s another emotional layer that many people on the outside might not realize, and it’s one that’s more complex that it might look on the surface.
Breaking the news that the family is going to expand can be tricky enough, because parents never quite know what the reaction might be, as seen by the reactions of these older siblings to the news of a new baby.
Maternity and newborn photographer Laura Paulescu, though, captured a deeply emotional moment between mother and daughter right before the mother went to be induced.
The mom holds her young daughter tight, and while it’s a celebration of a new baby, it also marks the last time her daughter will be an only child. In just a few hours, she’ll become a big sister.
Paulescu, though, loves capturing all of the intricacies and unique interactions of families as they welcome a new addition, including the bittersweet ones.
Check out some of her other thoughtful, beautiful, and deeply felt photos of families during this special time, too.
[H/T: Country Living]