This was shot about two weeks ago when I was 29 weeks pregnant. Right around the time I started feeling very, very... ripe. It was wild to see how much I blossomed between my 23rd & 27th midwife appointments. Little Ava just decided to start growing like crazy, also making me grow like crazy. Within those weeks I could also feel her movements and kicks go from very specific areas of my belly to all over the place! Rapid changes are happening. I just keep reminding myself that all this extra weight will turn into beautiful breast milk for my little babe soon. In just a short 6 weeks I will be in the clear to have a home birth! 6 weeks... that is so so soon! The way the weeks have just been flying by. It will be a release once we hit that mark though, just to know we will have that option that we so desire.
I love this dress from Others Follow!!! Another piece that will be great throughout my pregnancy and long long after. I've been a paisley lover for as long as I can remember. I really love the handkerchief style bottom of this dress. It makes it flow so pretty when you walk.
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I'm still metaphorically crying that I didn't start these weekly portraits from the beginning... but last week I started documenting a weekly belly portrait. This is my 30 weeks preggo belly! I love my linea nigra... at this point I love everything about a pregnant belly. Well see if I still feel that way in a month! But up to this point, I LOVE my belly. I'm going to miss it so much when it's gone. The only part I don't love is the weight of it at night. Sleeping in all positions is becoming a bit uncomfortable, even with a body pillow. But it's not terrible yet, just uncomfortable.
Her movement is becoming increasingly strong with each day. A few days ago I got to see her foot stretch across my belly for the first time. It was so fascinating. I wish James had seen it too. I can feel her all the way from my ribs to my pelvis area, and she tends to hang out on the right side of my belly. I rarely feel the movement over on the left side.
These little mini roses are my favorite, and the peachy orange color are my absolute favorite. I'm hoping they will have them available for my baby shower. Something about just having a little vase of fresh flowers in my home makes my heart so happy. I don't get them all that often, but when I do I just delight in them everyday. And then I always dry them and keep them afterwards to continue loving them. I think I might treat myself to them a bit more often...
A couple of weeks ago on our way home from the post office we decided to keep driving instead of turning on our road to go home. The day was beautiful, Violet was with us, so we just cruised. One of our favorite things to do. Although these days I can only go so far before my bladder explodes, so our drives are cut pretty short. We rediscovered a little place you can pull over and look out over the country and it was full of lantanas, so we had to take pup pictures in them!!! Just a beautiful little moment of our day I wanted to document...