My instagram is a daily "photo diary" but half the time it's not even artistic and most of the photos just remind me of what I have to write about. I was a writer long before I was a photographer. So it went with pregnancy--I preferred to write about it and didn't do a huge photo-related project.
So at 36 weeks and 4 days, when the photo above was taken, I was about to learn that our unborn son possibly had a congenital heart defect. This possibility hung over the last month of the pregnancy and took away a lot of the excitement we had since we didn't know what was going to happen once he was out of the womb. Would he need open heart surgery? How long would he be in the NICU?
As it turns out, he did not have the heart defect we all feared. He spent 4 days in the NICU to monitor that. I ended up having an emergency C-section as well.
Since I was in a hospital an hour away from home, we left my camera at home and relied on cell phones. (We didn't know that we weren't allowed to use cell phones in the NICU, so we have few pictures of our son while in the hospital. We do have some, I just didn't take them.)