Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
It’s absolutely insane to think that three years ago, we were on an epic road trip across the country and Lily didn’t exist yet. It wasn’t until 5 months later that I discovered I was pregnant with Lily!
Overalls have special meaning to me. When I had given up all hope of ever getting pregnant, we found out I was 7 weeks pregnant with what I call our miracle baby. We tried and hoped and prayed for so long to no avail. So, when I saw the little heartbeat in that blob on the ultrasound at Boston IVF, I lost it. After a few minutes (with the sweetest ultrasound tech) I collected myself, wiped my tears off my face, and I went home. I hardly talked about it again until our 12 week appointment where we got to HEAR the heartbeat and see our little baby bouncing around on the screen.
After our appointment we went to Goodwill for something, and I meandered over to the baby section and I allowed myself to dream and to feel joy and excitement. I found the cutest little pair of baby overalls (that were brand new with the tag on it!! such a find!) and I found Steven and showed them to him. We both loved it and we bought it. That was the very first thing I ever bought for our baby, and it was a symbol of “crossing over” so to speak. So, at the end of this post, you’ll see photos of Lily in her newest pair of overalls, and I just can’t get enough of them!
Our journey was hard and long, and everyone has their own story in their journeys to becoming parents. I’m so grateful that on this day, two years ago, we met our daughter for the very first time.
I’ll never forget those days of trying and crying and feeling all the stages of grief with every failed cycle and negative pregnancy test. Sometimes I feel guilty to share my life with her on social media, because I remember how hard it was to see other families when that’s all I desperately wanted.
But I know that it’s important to share so that I can help provide hope to others.
So, today, on Lily’s 2nd birthday, I’m sharing photos from the past two years (a bunch never before seen on social media!) and what she’s up to these days 🙂
Anyway, here are some of my favorite photos from each month of her life thus far!
July 2017 –
August 2017- September 2017-
Lily – happy 2nd birthday, my sweet sweet girl. Your dad and I love you more than we will ever be able to express, but we’ll never stop trying. I look forward to continue watching you grow! It’s an absolute honor to be your mommy.
Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!
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