Tag: baby bump
Well, I am still with child! Didn’t think I would last 5 days after Monday’s checkup and finding out I was already 3 cm. But here I am :) I suppose I am happy that Cru is still fattening up inside me and also relieved that my mom and doctor will most likely both be back from vacation by the time this baby decides to make his entrance into the world. I’m not gonna lie though, this current heat wave is all sorts of miserable when you feel like you are about to pop. My ankles you guys….I’ve never seen them so swollen. I’m sure this summer has been a rough one on pregnancy bodies everywhere! But I keep reminding myself that we are SO close.
This perfect chambray maternity shirt by Isabella Oliver is pretty amazing. It’s designed to drape effortlessly over a bump (a very large bump in this case) but it’s also pretty structured everywhere else. What I love about Isabella Oliver is the quality in fabric and the tailored fit. They know what they are doing in maternity wear!
And this beautiful cotton cord bag is hand made by my friend Aaron of Seapod Collective. It’s the perfect everyday carry-all….but also would make for a great beach bag. (I’m actually using it as my hospital bag too, which is packed and ready to go!) Aaron also makes some great cord baskets as well! Check out his shop here.
These just might go down in history as my favorite photos ever. I can’t put into words how special they are to me. They are pictures I will look back on when I’m 80 and probably shed a few tears over….just as I did the first time I saw them. I’m not one to generally get down to my skivvies in photos, but these felt natural, intimate, and real. Somehow, these images captured Rylee’s personality to a tee….her spunk, her sensitivity, her goofiness, and her infectious laughter. I’ll never be able to fully express the love that I have for this girl of mine….but these photos are about as close as it gets. And not only my love for her, but my love for her baby brother….this precious life growing in my belly that we get to meet so very soon.
Some of my favorite (and gosh darn talented!) girlfriends: Rachel from Studio Castillero, Tori from Sitting In A Tree, Rachael from Siren Floral Co. and Erica from 10.11 Makeup, joined forces and came up with the genius concept of “Fox Sessions” – mini photo sessions capturing the beauty & strength of women. These sessions can be boudoir, they can be maternity, they can really be anything you want as long as they are in celebration of YOU. I am so grateful for the opportunity to take part in this experience and to have these photos to cherish forever. You can keep up with them on instagram to learn more about the upcoming dates and cities in which they will be shooting!
4 more weeks. The countdown is on. I am SO excited to meet our little guy, and quite honestly, more than ready to have him out of my tummy! This pregnancy has brought it’s fair share of aches and pains, but of course, it’s all worth it in the end. It’s funny how women somehow forget how hard this whole process is in time, and want to do it all over again! I suppose some people never get it too hard, and others get it a lot harder than me…but the end result is all the same and I suppose that’s what keeps us coming back for more! I’ve been getting asked a lot lately if we are “ready” for a second. My honest answer is, not really. How do you “get ready” for something like this? Of course, we can have all the material things prepared for him, but I’ve always been one to take experiences as they come. It’ll probably be a little overwhelming in the beginning, and I’m sure a second child will bring on a new set of challenges, but I also know that adding Cru to our family will fill us with just that much more love and joy, and that will always outweigh any challenge we come across.
Now i’m off to spoil Rylee with a princess birthday party. I never thought I’d be throwing a “princess” party, but when there’s nothing your daughter wants more than Elsa and Anna balloons, you give in.
Photos by Jackie Wonders
35 weeks and smugglin a watermelon. Another Flynn Skye number that I am obsessed with.
It’s been “one of those weeks”. I stumbled upon this quote from a friend and found it really inspiring…maybe it’ll make something stir in you as well…
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou