Photos by Allegra George
Edited by Yours Truly
This week marks the 34th week of this pregnancy. I had never had "official" maternity pics taken before but decided I might as well at some point, since this is the third baby in my belly. It's pretty sweet when one of your best friends happens to be an incredible photographer who shares a similar vision. My friend, Allegra, graciously let our kids make a big mess in her house so she could take a few pics of my belly during a playdate one morning earlier this week. Originally, we had thought about going all out and going to some beautiful field or the beach or what not, but when I reflected on the pregnancy (and how yucky I've felt the entire time) I decided a more true reflection would be something more simple, classic, and cozy. I did wear a dress instead of yoga pants (I seriously thought about wearing yoga pants as that's what I wear 6 out of 7 days of the week) and I did take a little time to freshen up my face and actually do my hair...and I thought they turned out great (thanks so much Legs!) The kiddos of course weren't super cooperative since they wanted to either jump on the bed or run off and play with their friends, but we even managed to steal a couple of shots with the big brother and big sister to be. Even though I felt slightly vain getting photos of myself - I know that one day I will look back and treasure that this moment in time is captured. The moment we wait for Hazel to join our forever family. We are so ready and excited for our new baby girl to be born so we can cuddle and kiss her!