Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Maternity Photos

The days are long but the years are short.  This phrase really embodies 2013 for me.  There were so many days that felt like an eternity trying to keep up with an active 2 year old while riding out waves of morning - rather, all day - sickness nausea. The overwhelming exhaustion that made it nearly impossible to stay awake through the bedtime routine - my husband found me passed out in my son's bed more nights than I care to admit.  But in the same breath it's like I blinked and a year had passed.  

In early January 2013 I got the feeling of "could I be pregnant?" and sure enough...

Baby's first photobomb?

This wasn't my first rodeo, so I knew what was in store for my body.

I was reluctant to have maternity photos taken because I felt like a cow.  But I knew that this was most likely my last pregnancy, and I didn't have them taken with my first, so I went for it.  And I am so glad I did!  EyeWonder Photography made me into a beautiful earth goddess mama. 

Like the dress?  I took inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and her adorable and EASY no-sew maternity dress. 

Naturally, I had pinned some inspiration maternity photos on Pinterest -- of course I did!  But I'm so happy that EyeWonder had this vision, and that I had the energy and ability to traipse around in the woods on a humid morning, because it turned out to be amazing. 

When I got the photos from EyeWonder, I exclaimed "I don't actually look like that!!"  They are magicians with cameras, for realz.  I'm so glad I went for it to document such a brief yet exciting and important time of my life.  

On September 9th, I gave birth to my second beautiful boy and life has been stuck on the fast forward button ever since.


I've returned to work, and life is crazier than ever.  But I have the creative itch nagging me, and I know I'm happier when I have my creative outlet open.  So hopefully you will be hearing more from me this year!

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