Saturday, January 14, 2012

Maternity Pictures at 34 weeks

This pregnancy hasn't been how I would have expected and one positive is that I really haven't gained any weight until recently - thanks to 1st and 3rd trimester morning sickness. Being 5' 10" means Baby Girl has lots of room in the torso to grow and unfortunately I don't have that cute little basketball belly that I wanted.

My super talented friend Brooke has been wanting to take some maternity pictures for months but the belly just wasn't big enough. Well at 32 weeks I ended up in the hospital with pre-term labor, on my 35th birthday of all days, and was sad to think that I didn't have a single picture of me pregnant. Knowing this may be our one and only, I knew that I wanted some pictures to remember this extraordinary time even if I wasn't the most beautiful pregnant woman around.

Finally I got out of the hospital and my bed rest was lifted so at 34 weeks we finally got together for a maternity photography session. Here's a few to show off the baby bump that is contracting as we speak.....I think she's coming sooner than her February 20th due date!

Brooke has an awesome blog called My Boysterous Life and also has a photography blog - check out my talented friend, you won't regret it!


Brooke said...

AWWWWWW! You are glowing, Girl, really and truly!!! I am so glad you liked the pics. It was a blast... thanks for being my first Maternity shoot!

And two blog posts!!! I'm so proud of you. Tell that lil' gal to wait another week or two to make her grand entrance. ;D

Chrissy said...

Beautiful pictures! xxx

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

These are beautiful photos! Congrats. I'm on week 37 myself :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa! You look so beautiful!