So, I’ve never been big on taking pictures of myself while pregnant. I’m not one of those that just develops a little “basketball” on my belly. No no no, I gain baby weight ALL over. This 3rd pregnancy has been the worst by far! I started “showing” around like week 5, no joke. I had to pull out the maternity clothes at week 6. I think I hit the “miserable point”- the point at which I break into a sweat walking from the kitchen to the bedroom- at around week 20, only halfway through the pregnancy. Please don’t get my wrong, I feel SO BLESSED and SO GRATEFUL to be pregnant with my 3rd miracle. There is no other way to describe pregnancy than a miracle. However, I must say that I definitely feel older this time around… and more out of shape!!!
With all of that said, I still had a strong desire to take some pictures of me and my out-of-shape self with my two oldest before Cash arrives. Even though I’ve been uncomfortable, miserable, etc., I want to be able to remember this time in my life! The time right before we became a family of 5. :)
So on Thanksgiving morning, I realized, hey, I am actually going to put on real clothes and makeup today, maybe we should take some pictures today! So Robin obliged. :) We took these pics in our backyard in the 70 degree Thanksgiving weather!
The kids throwing leaves at each other… and at their pregnant Mommy.
This last picture cracks me up…. Foster has developed a “silly dance.” He is doing his silly dance here… I love this pictures because it makes me realize that we will be adding another precious little silly boy to our family and Emma and I are really going to have to join forces and stick together! :)
So I’m glad to have these pictures. No, I’m not proud of my body, my swelling, etc. But what I AM extremely proud of is these precious kiddos. They are worth every pound gained, every achy bone, every discomfort. I am so blessed to be their Mommy.
And… I’ll ask for prayers in advance as I try to get back to a somewhat normal body shape following Cash’s birth. :)