Third Trimester Update: Maternity Photos, Showers & More

35 WEEKS

RK9A4011-Edit

It’s been an eventful past two months. I’m sitting here one day shy of 35 weeks  pregnant with about 5 weeks left… figured I should check in now and show you how things are going.

THIRD TRIMESTER
28 weeks to 40 weeks

I started the third trimester with a hospital visit. Got a stomach bug one Sunday night that dehydrated me so severely to the point where I started having a lot of abdominal and lower back pain. Dr. made me come in to get checked out at Labor & Delivery. Turns out the pain was contractions. They had to get those under control and make sure there was no chance of me going into real labor within the next few weeks (something that was particularly important at the time, since we were leaving for Steamboat the following Saturday). Two and a half IVs of fluids and many hours later, I went home and have been great ever since.

IMG_1484

Then, of course, we went to Steamboat and that was awesome! Wasn’t able to ski, hot tub or drink, so I went shopping and to the spa. It was SO relaxing and such a wonderful, special Christmas with tons of family, plus lots of snow and outwear (my favorite!).

1511298_10100947225150207_480180345_n
Upon our return, we started really pulling together the nursery … it’s not done yet, but here’s a preview. It’s almost done, but I’m working a nursery reveal post I’ll do sometime before she’s born!

IMG_4340

And got the bassinet ready for Baby Girl’s first weeks in our room with us.

IMG_1482
I was blessed by some sweet friends who threw us a baby shower here in Little Rock recently. It was a very special day and I’ll never forget it.

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 10.13.57 PM

The invite! www.AubriDuran.com designed it … i would show the whole suite she created for it, but I don’t want people’s personal addresses and full names exposed.

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 10.14.29 PM

Kelcie…my dear friend and the mind behind the whole shower in the first place. #loveher

IMG_4439

The most delicious and adorable cupcakes … Seriously, the icing was to die for! Made by The Cupcake Factory in Little Rock.

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 10.00.29 PM

One of the Mrs. – Aubri – was one of the hostesses. She and I are 9 weeks apart in our preggo journeys and we def. wanted to get a belly bump pic to remember this amazing / whirlwind of a time.

IMG_4431

This past Friday, my co-workers had a little shower for Baby Girl in the break room. So fun.
1620652_10100971139695267_855623884_n

And then… it was time for….

MATERNITY PHOTOS!

This turned out to be something I’m SO glad I did. I originally was on the fence about it, since I only really wanted a few beautiful pregnancy pictures for the baby book and my memory of being pregnant for the first time, but decided it was worth a try and why not with one of the best in town?

Lyndsey Sullivan, owner of Lyndsey Sullivan Photography, took these maternity pictures (and our announcement photos, remember?!). In my line of work, I meet a lot of photographers and have been lucky enough to become friends with many of them. Arkansas just has so much talent here and such warm and wonderful people, especially, it seems, our photographers. And Lyndsey is one of them. You can’t help but want to be best friends with her! 

See, in pictures, just how awesome she is (that’s her making me look that confident and cute with a belly 8-months larger than my norm!) and 10 of my favorites from the shoot. I am thrilled with how they turned out and I think I might even frame one for the nursery now! And, I just I loved how much my husband loved these. He really caught me off guard with how much he complimented me as he looked through them and stuff. He is always a sweetie, but his reaction far exceeded my expectations. In fact, he chose two he wants framed for his office. Love him. Anyway, here are my maternity pics. Enjoy. And stay tuned for another update next week.

RK9A3785-Edit
RK9A3822-Edit
RK9A3804-Edit
RK9A3865-Edit

RK9A3921-Edit
RK9A3999-Edit

RK9A4120-Edit
RK9A4130-Edit
RK9A4114-Edit

RK9A4121-Edit

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Third Trimester Update: Maternity Photos, Showers & More

  1. Pingback: A Fox-Themed Baby Shower for My Girl | mrs. & the misc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s