I didn't realize how absolutely massive I am until looking at these pictures. Nothing says sexy like a swollen face and cankles. (But seriously, don't look at my ankles, none of my shoes fit and I had to JAM those puppies in there which was quite uncomfortable.) I pretty much only wear sandals which is problematic when I haven't been able to reach my toes for a month so they're looking horrific as well. My midwife thinks I'm in the beginning stages of preeclampsia since I'm having lots of crazy water retention, edema, dizzy spells etc so I've been taking it real easy and trying to keep it under control, that way it doesn't progress to something more serious.So that's why my face and hands and feet are so swollen (in case you were wondering), well that and the fact that I'm about to have a baby.
I know with pregnancy comes weight gain but for the love of - can it please find it's way out of my face so that annoying double chin can go away? Also can people please stop commenting on how big I am. I mean, who seriously says the word "huge" to a woman who's 9-months pregnant?
Josh is a real champ though. Every time I get depressed about the way I look he covers my stomach and says, "Shh shh little baby (fetus not me), mama doesn't mean to call you fat." Then he reminds me that the bulge out of my belly is our child and I'm telling her she's too big which is horribly offensive. That always makes me smile and I forget that I'm a blimp and focus on the fact that I have a full-term baby inside of me. I'm growing a child which is such a sacred and beautiful experience. Even though it hasn't been easy I feel so lucky to be given my miracle baby. This little one who wasn't at all planned but just couldn't wait any longer to meet us. I'm getting so anxious to meet her and I get a wave of excitement when I try to picture her little face and wonder what she'll be like.
Any way. Back to the pictures. Josh and my lovely friend Rachelle from Elle Portraits took our maternity pictures at this breathtaking park in Seattle, Gas Works Park, that overlooked the bay and whole downtown skyline. It seemed very appropriate since our little baby will be a Seattleite just like her papa. Rachelle did a great job and I'm so happy with how they turned out. And seriously, thank you Rachelle for posing us so we didn't awkwardly stand there and not know what to do.
My Favorite Pictures from the Shoot:
I'll get another bump update on here before baby girl arrives. And just in case any one was wondering why I haven't been posting as much, it's because Josh and I are both working full-time, and whenever I'm not working I just want to sleep and not even worry about taking pictures. Plus we're still techinmoving in (2 months later). Baby girl's nursery is quite a disaster still, hopefully she'll hold off for a couple more weeks until our place is finally put together and feels like our home.