Saturday, January 8, 2011

Baby Love

A few months ago, I asked my dear friend, Karen (a fab photographer), if she would do a maternity photo session for me. I really wanted to document this incredible time in my life and I knew she would do a beautiful job. As the days got closer to the photo session, I just didn't feel pretty. I was 34 weeks pregnant and I felt huge, clumsy, and frumpy. The thought of having my photo taken was just not appealing. Days before the shoot, Karen called to confirm the time and date of the session and I actually tried to cancel on her. I just wasn't feeling it. Thank goodness she knows me. She knew I would regret not doing these photos....and she was right. We kept the shoot simple. We went to a community garden right around the corner from my house and one outfit. I love how these turned out. Thank you Karen!
My maternity wear of the shoot:
  • Purple tank - Liz Lange for Target
  • Striped purple cropped jacket - Liz Lange for Target
  • Maternity Jean - JCP
  • (not pictured) Dr Scholl's gray flats (a great pair of shoes!) - DSW

Since this post is on my baby love, I decided to post this little video I shot of the baby moving the iPhone. Will always likes to feel the baby move, but of course almost every time he puts his hand on my tummy, she stops moving. I started putting an object on my belly so he can see her move.

Only 3 weeks to go! Overall, it's been a good pregnancy. Blood pressure is normal and I have gained a total of 33 lbs so far. I am hoping to make to the end under 40 lbs. I also plan on working till delivery day. I think my boss and co-workers are a little nervous about that, but I feel good and don't see a reason to stay home (other than to clean). I hope to blog again before the baby is born, but if you don't hear from me, you will once the little one makes her debut.

Have a happy, healthy, and fabulous day!


Cosmic said...

Beautifully shot photographs(love the color purple, really suits you Hilary:0) !


Kimberly said...

You look marvelous and its great that you had these pics taken!! Good luck these next couple of weeks!

cheeky curves said...

You look great, and such cool photo. Wish you all the best for the next couple of week, stay well.

Bianca said...

Beautiful shots. I am glad she talked you back into doing them.

Tina said...

You look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing some of these special photos.

Hillary said...

Thank you so much everyone!