It's been such a wild journey to see my body change through pregnancy. It's a bit of an emotional roller coaster. One day I feel prettier than I ever have before, and the next I feel huge and frumpy. Dressing my body has been more of a challenge, and I'm really learning what feels good and what simply doesn't even if I wish it did. But I know this is just a transitional time, and one that is bringing the biggest miracle through it all. It's truly amazing actually to watch my belly grow, and to see my little girl move around underneath my skin. I'm still amazed every time she kicks or flips. Last night we put a book on my belly to watch it bounce as she moved around. Such a cool experience. It looked like it was in an ocean wave or something. I feel her more and more everyday, and it's a beautiful reminder that I am not alone. She is already my little companion every single day.
Now that I am seeing just how quickly this time in my life is passing by I'm really trying to document my belly more before it's gone. From here on out I'm going to try to do weekly shoots if I can, or at least as many as I can. I have just a few images of my mom when she was pregnant, and actually most of them are when she was pregnant with my brother. I wish I had more. I know one day Ava will love these. Especially if she ends up being a little Cancer like me, she will most likely be a nostalgic soul.
*see end of post for what I'm wearing*