I contemplated doing maternity photos. My sister Kathy is fortunate to have a very talented photographer for a husband and he took some gorgeous shots throughout her pregnancy. (Check his work out gokenji.com). I knew if I did them, I wanted them to be unique and tasteful. I went back and forth and after speaking with some friends who encouraged me to bite the bullet, I explored maternity photographers. I came across Lola Melani and her photography blew me away. It was exactly what I had envisioned if I ever wanted to take maternity photos. Her work is elegant and timeless. She has a way of capturing and celebrating the beauty of pregnancy and I knew I wanted her to capture this special moment.
Now that I’ve been breastfeeding Kaia for 8 months, I’ve really had some practice at breastfeeding at home and in public. In the beginning, I was so terrified that I wouldn’t be able to find a private area for my hungry, screaming baby to breastfeed at. It was such a challenge in the beginning to find easy access everyday wearable clothing, without taking off my entire top. It was such a dilemma and frustrating doing this in a public bathroom and on top of a crying baby.
Wow, time really does fly by, even when you’re 9 months pregnant. This whole pregnancy went by so quick and now that we are waiting for Baby Kaia to arrive any day now, it’s like I can’t wait for her to hurry up and get here. We are so anxious to meet her and hear her first cry. I wanted to wait till the very end to capture her in my belly and share some maternity photos with you all. It’s been such a different experience each trimester and by far, the second trimester was the best! I’m just feeling so big and uncomfortable lately, I’m over it. Ha!
This past Friday we had our labor and delivery class at the hospital. I’m kinda still in shock that I’m going to be delivering our baby girl in a few weeks… During our class, we got to take a tour of our maternity ward and see where home will be for us when Baby K wants to make her appearance. I packed my hospital bag last night and hope it will get me through my first birth experience smoothly.
Well, today makes 27 weeks and I can’t believe I only have a few more months till Baby K makes her grand entrance into this world. I’ve been feeling great and really loving every moment of it. I never imagined I would enjoy being pregnant, but crazy enough, I love this experience.