Ok, so before our life changed and got totally crazy I always looked at moms with lots of young kids and thought, I could never ever do that. You know, I was going to have my perfectly spaced out 2 children, minimizing stress and not be a baby popping women. Nothing at all against moms who have lots of kids in a row, it really is a beautiful thing and I know many moms who do and are so incredible, I just always thought it wasn't for me. It is kind of funny and ironic that people who see me now think that I am "that" mom, ha! I still don't think I am all that cut out for it, but that will be my life in about 8 weeks or less....... and now that we are going to have 3 children Brett and I often joke about having more (and I don't know that we are always joking).
In many ways though I do see this pregnancy as my last and I am trying to enjoy each moment of it! I love being pregnant, there is something about this amazing tiny miracle that I can feel moving in my body.........it reminds me of God's great love of how even during the most difficult circumstances in life He shows what incredible things can be done. I am so thankful each day baby Sarah is inside of me, still moving, still alive, she's not quite ready to come yet. Although, I love being pregnant I can't wait to meet her, to see what she looks like, acts like, to know her. Will she look like Brett, Me, Maya, or maybe even a little like Norah? It will be so fun to see!
So I asked my friend Celine several months ago if she would be willing to do some maternity photos for me. She doesn't consider herself a professional photographer, but I have seen some of the photos she has done, I know she has been teaching herself a ton, we have similar styles, and she is a mommy of 2, pregnant herself, and knows my story. I knew she would able to capture the joy of pregnancy so well! Side Note : I am soooo sooo excited that Celine is going to join me with having 3 children under 3 (she is due in December). Celine inspires me in so many ways, especially mommy-hood. I always have such great conversations with her, she has been such a wonderful friend and she is the one who encouraged me to look into getting a Doula (which we just hired). So thank you Celine for driving and hour with 2 toddlers to get some photos of my baby belly. You did an awesome job!!
I know many of you have already seen these on facebook, so for those of you who haven't seen them yet here is a glimpse at my maternity photos.
yes, i will do anything to avoid a buger in a photo..... even use Norah's dress.... but apparently as you can see, I didn't get it all because you can still see it in the photo below....
Our Maternity Photos. Maya, Norah, and Baby Sarah. I love this one!
I feel so privileged in so many ways that I knew Norah's mommy and have photos of how much Carrisa loved Norah even when she was in her belly.