These might be might favorite maternity portraits so far. This Boys + Arrows swimsuit & robe are just so feminine and make me feel so pretty with my big ol' belly. These were last week's 33 week portraits. (I'm 34 weeks today). Gosh it is flying by!!!
We started birthing classes last week and so far it has been a very great and interesting experience. It practically brought on a full therapy session the whole way home between James and I, and I think that is a really good thing.
We also had our baby shower this weekend. It turned out so perfect and beautiful. Since we had it at our house, I had been preparing for it for weeks, but the two days before the shower I had cleaned so much, and done so much that I worked myself up into a complete frenzy. Stressed out, crying, uptight, exhausted. Then the day of I felt so much better. It was like a huge sigh of relief to know the day had finally arrived. So many people came despite the nasty rainy weather, and no one seemed to care that we were packed like sardines in the house instead of getting to enjoy the backyard. It made it feel very intimate, which is what I wanted anyway. It was basically a bunch of people I love, all in one space together, having conversations, loving on each other, showering us with love, etc. I honestly hate baby showers, all the games, etc... so I decided to just not do any of that at mine. Just have people mingle and enjoy each other and that is just what we did. It was so nice to see some people I hadn't seen in years. And it warms my heart to know that alot of my parents old friends are still my friends, even long after they are gone.
After my shower it literally took me two full days to recover. My body was so sore I could barely walk and I was completely exhausted, mentally, physically, every which way. And now I am having so much fun washing all the little clothes I have, and going through our sweet shower gifts. What a blessing!