Fall Maternity Shoot

Wrap Maternity Maxi Dress: PinkBlush  | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: Chanel | Fur stole: Vintage, but similar here & a faux one here for a really decent price.

These photos are from my last official maternity shoot (thanks to my very talented niece, Ireland Marchand, for capturing). I picked up this dress in May, as an option for one of two of two weddings we were attending. It ended up being a little too much fabric for my bump at that that point, but I held on to it, because I love this colour. It feels like a season-less colour, but really great for autumn, which would also be my third trimester. So I figured it would be a beautiful choice to do my last round of maternity photos.

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I begun writing this blog days before our baby girl arrived. So many things were going thru my mind as I waited for her arrival. We were so excited to be expanding our family and that Elle would have a little sister. We wondered what she would be like! As I did with Elle, I tried to imagine her in my mind. Will she be outgoing and funny like Elle and her daddy, or more reserved and quiet like mom? Will she look like Elle or completely different!? We were just so excited and ready to meet and get to know her.

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***(this pre-delivery and I kept the tense, because it’s raw and I was so amazed at how it describes the vibe of the delivery before we knew what to expect!) On the other hand, I am also super nervous about the impending labour and delivery (I am 3-4 cm dilated as I write this). I tried to go into labour and delivery with Elle having absolutely no expectations, which helped leading up, however, it didn’t prepare me for a very traumatic birthing experience. On a positive it did really help me prepare for this time around. It allowed me to experience what I wanted and didn’t want to happen. However, there are so many things that are beyond your control during those hours – this is the scary part! I am just praying that God gives me grace and allows this time to go smoother than the last. That is the best thing I can do. Leave all my anxieties with God and trust he is going to help us through this and make it a beautiful experience. (That is exactly what it was – smooth and beautiful – I plan to dedicate a blog talking about all this soon).

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So, here we are, 6 days in with our sweet baby girl. I just can’t help be amazed looking at these photos of my bump, as I simultaneously sit here and watch baby girl sleep. I still can’t believe she was in my belly. I am so beyond amazed she is here with us. What crazy beautiful journey and miracle pregnancy and birth are….

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Feeling so blessed to be a mom again, to another healthy and beautiful, little baby girl. All I can say is, God is so good. There are moments I honestly want to pinch myself. I still can’t believe this is my life. So thankful and feeling total euphoria these last few days. How did I get so lucky? Love my little family – seriously couldn’t ask for anything more.

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