Monday, October 4, 2010
Nesting and posing
I got some maternity pictures taken yesterday. They're here if you're curious.
I'm quite happy with them. I found a picture on the internet of this lovely, pregnant woman and I knew that style was what I wanted. I'd been procrastinating on taking the pictures because I knew it would take me an hour to get ready, curl my hair, and the works. It was hard to get motivated, but that picture I found was the kicker for me. My good friend and super talented photographer pal, Emma, took the pictures in the baby room and I had them in mostly edited form by the end of the night. They are still a few that we will touch up or probably change the background. But you will get the gist of it. There are about 50 in the album so if that overwhelms you, just click fast. Or just check out a couple. But I thought I would share them since I was so happy to finally get them.
In other news, I'm having a pleasant last few weeks of pregnancy. Not sure what I was expecting, but I did think I would be much more uncomfortable or grouchy than I've been. Instead I've been rather at peace, enjoying myself and taking time to listen to the silence that will be a memory soon enough.
Don't get me wrong: I'm looking forward to the arrival of our little man. Josh and I look at each other several times a week and one of us will give the other the countdown. "Only five weeks left!" We will say say, incredulous, but at the same time, we both know we have no idea what is about to happen. No matter if I am three days or three months from his birth, I still have no frame of reference for parenting, for love and diaper changing, for birth and breastfeeding. I am grateful for the patience and grace God is giving me. I can tell I am being prayed for, so thank you for your prayers. I can feel them deeply.
And before I go, congratulations to my good friend, Ingrid, and her hubby, Mike. They found out they're having a girl today. I'm excited for her. Ings and I went through a lot together as we waited on God for our babies. I'm just really happy for them, and if you're interested, Ings, I'm sure I'll have oodles of wisdom on parenting in the three months between when our kiddos get here. Go ahead, ask me anything....starting in five weeks, that is.