First a quick pregnancy recap. I'm now at 37 weeks, 6 days, which means this baby is due in 15 days. Cannot believe that's possible. My to-do list is pretty small at this point. It mainly consists of cleaning and making lots of lists (labor playlists, hospital contact list, last-minute "to pack" list), but also we (and by "we" I mean the Dude) need to hang the curtains in the nursery. Then it will be DONE and I can take photos for you guys!
We're just hoping that Bean-o (after the VP debate where Paul Ryan stated that he and his wife called their firstborn "Bean," I am having trouble using that as our little one's nickname) stays put for a few more days so that we can make it to our friends', Amy and Cody's, wedding this weekend. The Dude is a groomsman and Cody is one of his best friends of all time, so we really want to be there! Plus, it's at the place where we got married and we haven't been back there since, so we're excited about that, as well as a chance to see our wedding photographers again, as they're shooting this wedding too! (Love them!)
So, onto some photos:
This is me at 34 weeks, right before we went to a wedding.
Here I am at 37 weeks. These jeans are starting to get really uncomfortable.
And now for the REALLY good ones. We did a maternity shoot with our wedding photographer, Jennifer Nichols (of The Nichols--her husband co-shot our wedding with her), and we could not be more excited about the teasers she posted this morning! I'll just share a couple here and link to their blog if you want to see the rest.
Eeep! I love these so much.
I had envisioned a lovely fall, rustic-y photo shoot, and despite the weather not cooperating (it was really effing hot), I was determined that's what we'd have! I was so tired and sweaty and my hair was so limp by the end of it, but I think it was totally worth it! I'm so glad we've got these lovely professional photos to document the pregnancy. By the way, these were taken when I was 36 weeks pregnant. I'm writing that here mostly so I can remember it later. To see the rest of our photos, click here. Can't wait to get the disc with all of our edited images a little bit later!
By the way, on a sort of unrelated note, I'm starting to think I want to aim for a drug-free labor/birth. Exciting and terrifying at the same time! I'm trying my best not to set expectations too high and to just go with the flow. I am so ready to do this thing!