So I’m actually 26 weeks starting yesterday but you’ll be getting a 25 week pregnancy baby bump pic because that’s the picture I got. 😉 I was meaning to put a blog post yesterday but after driving 2 hours to a newborn session, being there for 2 hours, then driving back 2 hours to pick up the kids, then having another session 30 minutes after picking up the kids….this mama had to put her feet up and relax when I had the chance!
So what do I have to update you guys on? Well, can you tell from the picture that baby (or I should say me) has grown quite a bit! I never really took pregnancy baby bump pics with Dylan or Hendrix. Then of course, once Pinterest came along it’s like the cool thing to do to take progression pics like this! So if you don’t do progression pics, you’re totally not cool (JK JK!!! Totally just kidding!) It’s been a pleasure to document it this time around.
I’ve been noticing that I’ve been hungry ALL THE TIME so of course I eat all the time. The day I had my 24 week doctor’s appointment, I felt pretty darn ‘sexy’ leaving the house (as LMFAO would say…”I’m sexy and I know it!”). I had my hair wavy. I was wearing my non maternity jeans (jeggings from Target…LOVE THEM! So I guess technically I’m cheating since the waste is super stretchy). Plus I had makeup on! Typically, I’m in sweats with my hair up and no makeup on. I know…scary right? My husband is always impressed if I am out of my pajamas when he gets home from work. He typically knows if I have a photoshoot that day if I actually have jeans and makeup on. Now do you get why I’ve asked for lounge pants for both my birthday and Mother’s Day? It’s my attire when working on the computer and hanging out with the kids. So anyways, I was feeling mighty sexy (sexy probably isn’t the word I really appeared but I feel like using it) that morning like I mentioned. When I was at my appointment, I got on the scale, and I swear the nurse’s eyes popped out of her face! I had gained 9 lbs from my last appointment. You’re supposed to gain 1 lb a week, I guess. She actually asked me if I felt swollen (hmmm…ok?)…I responded with “No, I just feel bigger.” 🙂 I left the appointment feeling not so sexy. I got home and my husband made delicious chocolate chip cookies the night before. They were totally staring at me asking me to eat it. 😉 Then thought….you know what screw it, I’m feeling ‘sexy’ today so I’m having a cookie! That I did and I didn’t just have 1, I had 3. I’m such a rebel!
My emotions have been a bit crazy lately. We photographed a wedding last Saturday in Peoria. During the mother/son dance, I literally couldn’t help getting a lil choked up watching them. The song didn’t help either. The song they danced to was “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men.
Having 2 boys and another on the way, I’ll get to have that moment with each of them on the dance floor. I can totally just picture myself having tears rolling down my face and squeezing them tight the whole dance. Yes, I’ll be happy for them but my goodness, it’s going to be tough ‘letting go.’ Dylan and Hendrix are such mama’s lil boys, and I’m sure this baby will be too. I remember, when Dylan was little he would say “I want to marry someone just like you, Mama.” Awww! 🙂 Of all the things in life, the most important thing to me is being a great mother and female figure for my boys.
Then there was one night when everyone was in bed except me. I was looking at my framed images on my wall: