Baby Update + Maternity Photos

• 16 July 2010






















A few of you requested a baby update...here it goes:

Around 26.5 weeks I went in for an additional ultrasound and during the procedure they discovered the umbilical cord was wrapped around my baby's neck 2 times. Needless to say I was extremely worried. So, for the past 3 weeks I've visited a high-risk pregnancy office for thrice weekly non-stress tests, which is an ironic term for something so stressful if you ask me. The good news is that so far the baby looks great and I am feeling more calm about the situation. They are even reducing my stress tests to twice weekly instead. The bad news is that I'm so worried about everything that I'm starting to have contractions...even while lying down during these NST's. So now I'm working on "taking it easy", whatever that means. Never a dull moment as a mother I tell ya!

On a lighter note, I asked Justin Hackworth to take some maternity photos for me this year. I've never had professional images taken while pregnant, and thought it would be a great idea; that is, until it came down to the wire. I started creating excuses in my mind as to why I should cancel--I felt too big, I didn't have a cute dress from Anthropologie to wear, I didn't like my hair (silly me...a haircut fixed that right up!) and let's be honest, everything feels overwhelming when you are in that third trimester. But, I did it anyway...and I am so very glad we made it happen. These images Justin shot are priceless and there is no doubt in my mind I will be more than grateful for these images down the road, as they document an important part of my personal history as a mother. As an added bonus I scheduled the session to take place when my husband was out-of-town so I could surprise him...I highly recommend this scenario :)

You can take a peek here if you'd like.

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