How will baby impact our relationship

You’re not alone in worrying how your baby will impact your relationship

Hey there!

Firstly a big congrats on expecting a baby. There’s so much to think about when expecting a baby isn’t there!?  I’m Jess from Jessica Jane Photography and my clients share with me, their worries and concerns while on their pregnancy journey. 


“In fact, a recent poll I did of South West Victoria Mum’s – this topic was in the top 5 of what mum’s think about!”

There’s no doubt that having a baby will change your relationship. It’s one of the biggest changes you’ll go through together. Remember change isn’t a bad thing – at least not always!.

I remember MISSING my husband even though we were under the same roof. I had no time to myself or with hubby. In those first few weeks, ALL my time was taken up with feeds, nappy changes etc.

I missed the time my husband and I used to have together. Now it was all about baby and around the clock feeds. We purchased a T.V. to put in our bedroom so we could at least watch T.V. together in bed.  It was an attempt to spend more time together which helped – especially in the first 4 weeks of bringing baby home.
Having a baby brings new bonds with your partner. Just wait until you see him holding his baby for the first time and watching him grow to become an incredible father.  It’s the best!

I loved this post on 8 Shocking ways Marriage Changes After Baby.  Like most things in life the hardest challenges often end up being the best things in life.  Check it out, it will prepare you for the changes ahead.



I can so relate to the below post from Melissa Macdonald featured on The Bubhub.  

“I really needed a reality check and it was my husband who gave it to me.
No doubt we had lost touch. My kids and my family are my number one importance. However I have to say and I hate to admit it, but the kids had really been coming first and this meant my husband often got left to last.

I know I’m not alone in saying this, in fact speaking to my friends, they all say the same thing. But this really became a problem, my husband was really feeling left out. We ended up seeing a counsellor to help us talk out some of our issues we had swept under the carpet because the kids and my work were always taking priority.

Family definitely comes first for me. I am certainly there for my kids, everything from feeding, clothing, playing and being the general taxi service. I also have a career as an author and an online business that takes up most of my spare time after the housework.

“So where does that leave me?” my husband asked.
You know, I really had to think hard at how I could possibly fit in ‘us’ time when at the end of the day after the kids were in bed, I was ready to drop dead I was so tired. My husband was certainly feeling left out, and I hated that, but at the same time I didn’t have any more energy, surely he could see that.

Now, things didn’t really get that bad but I believe it was because my husband was open about his feelings and we acted upon these, that now things are much better. No doubt we still have our bad days, but I can see when he is feeling left out and I stop and make sure I make time for him. This means turning off my computer, no social media, no phone and certainly no TV. We need just ‘us’ time as a family or a date night out without the kids.”

To read the full blog post visit  Does your partner feel left out post here.

I hope you’re feeling fabulous  – growing babies it’s exhausting!




It's Jess, your go-to newborn photographer, and today let's chat about one of those adorable quirks that often steal the spotlight during our newborn sessions – hiccups!


Ever wondered why those tiny, hiccupping symphonies happen? Well, fear not; I've got the inside scoop for you!


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1. Baby's Superpower: Developing Diaphragm

Newborns are like little superheroes in training, and their hiccups are a sign that their diaphragm, the muscle responsible for breathing, is flexing and getting stronger. It's like their own mini gym session, preparing them for those hearty belly laughs and future superhero feats.



2. Gastrointestinal Adventure

Sometimes, those cute hiccups are just a part of your baby's digestive journey. Their tiny tummies are navigating the ins and outs of processing milk, and hiccups can be a natural outcome of this gastrointestinal adventure.



3. The Learning Curve

Just like we stumble while learning to walk, newborns might hiccup as they figure out the whole breathing-and-swallowing coordination dance. It's all part of the learning curve, and trust me, they'll be mastering it like pros in no time!



4. The Calming Effect

Believe it or not, hiccups can actually have a calming effect on your little one. It's like a rhythmic lullaby, creating a soothing pattern that might even help them drift off to sleep. Ah, the magic of baby hiccups!

So, the next time your precious bundle of joy breaks into a hiccuping melody during our photoshoot, know that it's just another note in the beautiful symphony of babyhood. 🎶



Common Questions about hiccups:


How do I stop my baby's hiccups?

To ease your baby's hiccups, try gentle burping, offering a pacifier, or letting them suck on a small feed. Patience is key; hiccups often resolve on their own.


Do hiccups mean the baby is OK?

Yes, hiccups are usually harmless and common in newborns. They often signify a developing nervous system and are not typically a cause for concern.


Why does my baby hiccup for no reason?

Newborns hiccup frequently, and sometimes seemingly without cause. It's a normal part of their development, linked to the maturation of the diaphragm and respiratory system.


What is the purpose of hiccups in infants?

Hiccups in infants serve a developmental purpose, helping to strengthen the diaphragm and respiratory muscles. While their exact function isn't fully understood, they're considered a natural part of a baby's growth.


Should you sit the baby up with hiccups?

While it's not necessary, you can try holding your baby upright or allowing them to suck on a pacifier. However, most hiccups will resolve on their own without intervention.


How long should newborn hiccups last?

Newborn hiccups are typically short-lived and can last anywhere from a few minutes to around 20 minutes. If they persist for longer periods, it's always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician.


And hey, if you're curious about capturing these delightful moments (hiccups included) in a frame, I've got you covered!


As a seasoned newborn photographer, I'm not just skilled at handling these little ones; I'm also your guide to creating timeless memories that celebrate every adorable nuance of your baby's journey.



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I'm Jessica Van Den Berghe, a small-town

Camperdown girl with big dreams.
I'm hooked on Netflix, in-door plants, candles and crispy pork crackling with apple sauce.


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