Capturing a Miracle

When my dear friend gifted me with an incredible maternity photo shoot, she discussed ideas, looked at my Pinterest “pins,” created a photo storyboard, and – more than anything else – sat with me on her couch, our matching pregnant bellies at rest, sharing advice from her first birth and calming my fears about my own. There are no words to describe how blessed I am by our friendship, and our upcoming baby girls – both potentially arriving on April 4 – are destined to be the best of friends. Hazel and Abby…both miracles given by God.

At 30 weeks, she captured these precious photos…memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life. While I hope for a growing family, our 3.5-year-long journey to conceive Abby reminds me that this may be my only time to revel in the beauty of a big belly. And, I love it!

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    1. Thank you. God is good 🙂 I was in tears last night looking at the photos and remembering all the years I dreamed of a big belly.

  1. SO happy for you and your big belly!

    Somehow wordpress unfollowed you for me or something! I was wondering where your updates had been, and then I realized that you were no longer in my feed. So I had to do some catching up. So glad everything is good with you and that sweet baby, and I’m so happy that Abby is thriving despite what obstacles seem to be set in her path! That girl is a fighter, that’s for sure!

    Enjoy these last few weeks and revel in that belly! As miserable as I was at the end of my pregnancy, I miss being pregnant SO much! Although I wouldn’t trade my baby boy for anything in the world 🙂

    I’ll be looking forward to welcoming you into the crazy world of motherhood. Get ready for your life to change! You’ll barely be able to remember a time when that precious baby wasn’t the center of your world!

    Here’s wishing you an easy, comfortable, stress free last few weeks of pregnancy and the birth that you’re hoping for (although I know first hand sometimes things don’t go as planned, but the outcome is worth it all the same)!!!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m amazed that you are already gearing up to go back to work. Unfortunately, due to my school schedule, I’m going to have to go back for two weeks (before my students’ summer break) when Abby is only about 4 weeks old. I’m dreading that time.

      Your boy is so handsome, and you looked beautiful in the doctor’s photo. Motherhood definitely suits you 🙂 Hugs!

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