*Photos by Lucidity Photography
We seriously had the BEST time visiting with family and friends when we at the reveal and what made it even better was knowing that all that love would continue when we moved up there to have the little guy!
TRYING TO FEEL BEAUTIFUL WHEN ALL YOU FEEL IS HUGE:
We were getting ready to move by 26 weeks and decided to take some maternity photos in Utah since the fall colors were finally showing and of course, its my favorite season.
I customized/ordered these shirts (and tiny bandana) for the reveal but unfortunately they didn’t make it in time so we decided the use them for these photos. We were able to capture the pregnancy BEFORE I felt too uncomfortable. I actually thought (well, FEARED) that I would get water weight in my face. I was already feeling not very me by this point so I wasn’t sure what I would feel or look like later on. Everyone was telling me that looked great but because I was SO SICK I didn’t feel great.
I absolutely LOVE these images and I am BEYOND grateful we took them.
*Photos by K + A Creative
As the weeks continued on I went from daily puke sessions to weekly. THANK GOODNESS. I was still in a lot of pain in my hips and back but I thought that it would all end, soon. I was wrong. For the remaining 20 weeks I would puke weekly, I tried just about everything and it was still only limiting the amount of sickness.
I tried to distract myself, go out and about. or switch it up and take rest. It didn’t make a difference what or where I went, I was stick a puking mess. Unisom helped me sleep but as nights came I would have this feeling of a “frog” logged in my throat. The worst part was when I would wake up in the early AM and my poor sweet Boden launched himself out of bed to help me catch the frog.
BABY SHOWER TIME:
We are beyond blessed with friends and family and baby boy was celebrated not once but twice. Seriously, little man is so spoiled and so many people, even ones I didn’t know came to celebrate him and help us get everything ready!
We received a mini maternity session when we purchased our newborn session. It was seriously such a cold and awful day but it was fun playing dress up. These don’t really feel, US, to us but it was fun running around with my big belly and having Boden dance around to make me laugh.
When we were leaving the shoot there was a group of guys getting ready for a run but one of them looked like he was about to break dance and when he went down to stretch instead I disappointedly said, “I thought you were B-boys ready to break dance!” and the guy said he would try! As we laughed and walked away he asked if we were taking senior photos. I flipped around and flashed my belly, “Close but no!” and we laughed our way to the car. #notateenmom #atleastilookyoung
*Photos by Trisha Bruininks Photography
Right around 37 weeks I went in for my weekly check up and my doctor noticed that I’d been measuring (actually, little man is who we were measuring) the same for the past five weeks. We needed to do a check to make sure that he was growing right! So I went in for a preliminary ultra sound. I’m not going to lie, I was actually a little freaked out.
The ultra sound went smoothly as we measured baby’s head, stomach and femur. By doing the measurements they could see that he was doing fine, he had a slightly larger than the rest of him but he’s his fathers son! No need to worry he’s just a little guy, we make little people.
40 WEEKS, LET US BE DONE:
20 weeks VS 40 weeks. It’s hard for me to admit but I have gained 30 lbs, which is amazing because I haven’t really been able to eat. I haven’t felt a single contraction (I know! but I think I’d rather have them now over the puking), my hands/feet didn’t swell, my belly button didn’t push out and thankfully I only have a few stretch marks right in the middle which is one of the things that I have struggled with most.
I feel like I’ve given up so much to become and mom and it’s been so hard on me, not just physically but also mentally. Due to our move, our insurance needed a switch and it took longer than expected, so when my prescription ran out of refills I had to finish off this pregnancy without my meds. The past few weeks have been the hardest on me. I don’t feel like myself, I am struggling with the weight and changes in my body, I am irritated whenever someone asks how I’m feeling and I am so tired of being tired. I want so badly to meet this little one in person and fall in love with him, knowing it was all worth it…
I am done (I’ve been done). Little man, your eviction notice has been given and you are free to join us, right now!