Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An Impromptu Maternity Shoot


Why hello friends! I'm still here and still pregnant getting bigger and bigger by the day! Today I'm 38 weeks and 5 days. I have my weekly OB appointment tomorrow and I'm hoping to do a membrane sweep to help jump start labor. We'll see what happens. Stay tuned for my 39 week bumpdate later this week to see!

Today I wanted to share some special pictures with y'all, but first a little explanation behind them. When I was pregnant with Chloe, I did maternity pictures around the 32-33 week mark. I loved capturing that phase of life with my little bump, and we have several of the shots captured framed in our home. This time around I decided not to a professional maternity shoot. I honestly can't tell you why I made this decision, but lately I started to regret it! I think my original thought was that we did a family shoot when I was 13 weeks pregnant and got some sweet announcement shots, so we didn't need to do another one. I also kept saying that this is my second pregnancy, so I didn't need to do it again. Ummm...wrong on both accounts. Family pictures are great anytime and are always worth it, and every pregnancy is different and deserves to be documented and remembered forever! That being said, this Sunday, my little family was all dolled up from a Sunday baptism of my dear friends' twins, and I had to take advantage! We were stopping by my parents' house to hang out for a bit after the baptism, so we snapped some quick pictures in their backyard. Luckily my sister was there to help out.

Now that you know the back story, let me show you what we came up with on a whim! Now remember, these were all taken by my sister on my iPhone 7 and edited by me in Lightroom. Nothing fancy, but I love how they turned out and that we were able to capture this stage of life!


















There you have it! These were taken at 38 weeks and 3 days. You can definitely tell I'm towards the end of my pregnancy! My face is starting to swell a bit, but I'm so thankful to have these memories! To top it off, we did this in all of about 10-15 minutes.

It's crazy to think that he could be here literally any day now. Chloe came via induction at 39 weeks and 5 days due to a week of nearly constant prodromal labor and my desire to get her out before my dad left to start his job in Colorado on August 2nd! So I want to know...

What are y'alls guesses...when will this little boy make his debut? What will his birthday be and how much will he weight? Reminder, I'm 38 + 5 TODAY and Chloe weighed 7lb and 6oz at 39 + 5 to help you guess!


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