Welp, Another 6 months have passed by before my eyes. Hope I can get back into the swing of blogging this year as I enjoy blogging so much (blogged long before my business came to fruition), and I love sharing updates on work and life here when I don't have time to update my portfolios! But alas, it all takes time, doesn't it?
We are just a little over 5 weeks from meeting our baby boy, Thomas Anthony Austin! I can't believe we are at the tail end of this 9-month journey. It has FLOWN by. I feel really great, and actually worry that my hormones are finally "right", and will "go back to normal" post-delivery. It worries me because I feel like my emotions, happiness, energy, etc have all been better since getting pregnant. I also wonder if that has to do with diet and a lightened workload? Either way, I pray these feelings stick around!
I have my inducing date scheduled. Which bummed me out a little at first, but I have Gestational Diabetes (also bummed me out, and took me by surprise). Although, I don't think I am the healthiest eater, I've never considered myself to have an unhealthy diet. But I am reminded once again that pregnancy does weird things to us women, and for me, one of those things is resisting a little insulin. Overall, my sugars have remained low (a huge relief) with diet and physical activity, but we monitor baby Thomas' heart rate weekly, and have an inducing date to prevent him from "over staying his welcome". :) Anyways, I hope this little bambino comes on his own. But if not I feel prepared and taken care of with my doctor!
I was torn about taking maternity photos, but had an idea early on that I wanted to do but I really didn't want cheesy photos. I honestly felt so good when I thought of how I wanted them to look and feel that I was so ecstatic to reach out to one of my favorite photographers (and friend) Kaylie B. Poplin Photography. We were planning to go to Rosemary Beach to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary (we got married there) and I would conveniently be 30 weeks pregnant during the trip... it just seemed like the perfect time IN the perfect place to document this season of our marriage. But as my pregnancy progressed, and I grew (lol), I started to regret planning these photos, especially because I was hoping to do REAL beach ones, in a bikini and everything. What.
BUT. I am here to say that I am so so so happy I took these! They are exactly what I had in mind when I planned them originally and show the joy and happiness that this season has brought me. I am still shocked at how well Kaylie was able to capture these emotions for me. I truly will have them forever and even plan to add a few to Thomas Anthony's first baby book. I always believe if you FEEL good, document it. Remember it. Use it. It's contagious and will keep the momentum going when you begin to feel LESS good.
Just a few of my many favorites above but you can see more on Kaylie B Poplin's blog, here! I hope these inspire some of you to go head first into pregnancy and do "all the things", the cheesy included. :) I look forward to sharing Thomas' fun baby shower details, darling nursery and maybe even some VAD wedding work here during my downtime. XOXO
Hair: Vivo Salon and Spa (Rosemary Beach)
Makeup: Morgan King Makeup