a blog about adventures in early marriage, the effort in making a house a home on a budget, the unexpected struggle of infertility, an exciting twin pregnancy, a surprise second pregnancy, adventures in doing preschool at home ~ really this is just a blog about where each season of life takes me!
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~ Proverbs 3:6
It recently occurred to me that I
have yet to post our maternity pictures on my blog, so here they are…..
We had our pictures taken by
KINGFISH Photography.They did a
wonderful job! We are blessed to know them personally and to have had them photograph our pregnancy. From our first trimester announcement, to our second trimester gender reveal and now our third trimester maternity session, we are very pleased with their work. I highly recommend them if you are in the Indianapolis area.Be sure to check out their Facebook page for
When researching when to take
maternity pictures, most of the things that I read said that 30 weeks was a
good time to have pictures scheduled.You
want to make sure that you have enough of a baby bump for pictures, but are not too big and
For a twin pregnancy, I read that
you definitely wanted to take them before 30 weeks, simply because you are too
big and miserable after that point.We
had ours taken around 28 weeks, mainly because I wanted a winter session in the
snow, and we needed to take advantage of the weather.Truthfully, by 28 weeks I was already pretty
uncomfortable, and it wouldn’t have hurt to have had them taken a little
I wasn’t 100% sure that I wanted
maternity pictures taken, just because…..well, let’s face it….I’m having twins,
and I’m HUGE! I'm only 5' 2" with a short torso, so while some women might carry their pregnancy weight beautifully, I find that I only have so much room in my belly for these babies to go. Plus I have had really bad edema for much of my pregnancy, so my swelling and water-retention were also in the back of my mind when deciding about maternity pictures. Believe it or not, these pictures were taken nearly six weeks ago, so my belly is even bigger now than it was in these pictures. Hard to believe what two growing babies can do to a woman's body!
While my husband and other people around me might say that my baby bump is beautiful, we as women are always most critical of ourselves....that's just the way it is. So yeah, I was self-conscious about
capturing all of my baby weight on camera, at a point in my pregnancy when I
was already measuring close to a singleton pregnancy that was full-term.
However, I have logged my entire
pregnancy on my blog, Facebook and Instagram.I’ve tried to capture as much of this journey through the eyes of a
camera lens as possible, so it just made sense to suck it up, keep it real and
have a maternity session.
For the record, I’m really glad that
we did it.I might not love the way I look
at the moment, but the memories that these pictures will bring back to us in the
years to come are far more important to me than the size of my belly.
Here are a few of my favorites from our maternity session.....
Welcome to Loving Life! I'm so glad you stopped by. This blog has a little bit of everything. The intent of creating this blog was to journal the everyday experiences of life, creating a space that reflected my life's journey. My first post was in 2011, when I was still in the newlywed phase and a first-time homeowner. Much of those early posts were about our adventures in marriage and numerous frugal DIY projects. A few years later, this blog became my personal outlet, as I opened myself up and shared about our struggles with infertility, our exciting twin pregnancy and our how our plans to adopt were changed with a surprise second pregnancy. Being a new mom meant that my posts soon revolved around early motherhood. Currently, I'm the mom of three kids, four years old and under. I enjoy homeschooling our kids for preschool, so you'll find a little bit of that here too! It really is a hodge-podge of LIFE on this blog! If you like what you see while you're here, I invite you to leave a comment or click the follow button follower, and then invite your friends to do the same.
I'm just a girl who enjoys being creative. My three men are my world! I'm truly blessed to be a wife to an amazing man and a new mom of twin boys. In my spare time I love reading, thrifty shopping, home decorating, cooking, scrap booking, and blogging about this little thing called life!