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🤰👸💜 Week 7 💜👸🤰
I'm almost 25 weeks! Woo hoo!
That's somewhat terrifying because there's still SO MUCH to do.
I don't think we can get it all done. 😨😳
This week Dino is bigger or stronger, or both!
Dino's movements are definitely more prominent! I LOVE that.
I don't think Dino kicks, cause nothing seems that intense. It seems more like Dino is flipping and being a little wiggle worm.
But I can feel everything way clearer these days.
One day last week it was like Dino suddenly was just stronger in it's movements.
I really just love feeling Dino move!
Some movements I feel are super weird. It's like Dino is playing the drums on the inside of my uterus. It's like 7 fast thumps all in a row. Super weird.
Speaking of Dino and my uterus 😂 baby Dino is still only hanging out in the bottom of my uterus.
Like, Dino ventured up and away from there all of three times maybe. But other than that, the very bottom of my uterus is its JAM!!! Weird.
This week I've also felt AMAZING!!!
My body aches are almost non existent.
I have been able to get so much done! I'm like freaking Wonder Woman! Killing my to do list!
Stark difference from last week, but I will take it!
I even danced and moved around MORE this past Saturday at the parade, and felt completely normal Sunday.
Last Sunday I had a full blown pregnancy hangover!
So strange. It's like my miracle week.
I will take it though! 😍😍
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💜🤰👸 Week 5 👸🤰💜
"Well, that's it. We got it. Woo...I am going to eat this piece though, haha!"
My hair is oily in these photos.
It’s probably oily more often than not.
So, real life. Woo!
I LOVE Mardi Gras.
Like, on another level love it!
I could write an entire blog post on why and how much I love Mardi Gras.
“For cultural, community, and Jesus reasons”, is the short version though.
So, when I saw this super freaking awesome idea on pinterest, I knew I had to do it!!
A King Cake Swap!
So, being a pregnant, Mardi Gras loving, King Cake loving woman, I was UBER excited for this years party.
I was gonna spend the day eat a shit ton of King Cake.
And then it was the day of, I was finally eating King Cake, and hated ALL of them.
Pregnancy took away my joy for King Cake!
But, the next day and every day since I have loved King Cake with a passion again.
Weird preggo stuff.
So, this picture was *supposed* to be taken at the party.
But since I didn’t even like King Cake and was mega grumpy, I didn’t take it until a few hours ago.
I needed a King Cake to take the picture, my sister Amy had one, and I showed up at her home this evening like “Let’s do this!”
After a few tries, bathroom mirror facial expressions practice, and some giggling, we had the shots!
I had been fake biting the same piece in each shot, so when we finished I was like
"We got it! That's it. Woo...I am going to eat this piece though haha!"
Maybe you had to be there. But that last sentence made us both laugh so much!
It was super yummy, if you were wondering. Or if you weren’t.
My belly is so small.
Like, I think it may have shrunk??
Is that a thing?
It really is mostly just a little bloated looking and I have no waist now.
But that is it.
I feel small for 22 weeks, even though everything is measuring normal.
I dunno. That is the only real update though.
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💜👸✊ Week 4 ✊👸💜
This week is one of my favorite self portraits to date.
I mean, I’ve only had 3 others. But honestly, the snow day portraits will be very hard to beat!
This week is one of my favorites because I took it at the 2018 Shreveport Women’s March.
I got to go to the Women’s March for the first time with my baby! AH!!!
That was so amazing.
And I know next year I’ll get to bring my baby with me!
This year for the Women’s March I was hormonal though.
I just woke up grumpy.
Then I forgot to put on makeup and I really wanted makeup on that day, especially for my portrait.
So I asked Trey to bring me my makeup. He’s amazing so he did. Then I went back to my car and applied my makeup for a while.
Now I was obviously late to the march.
I missed all the speeches.
So I was more grumpy.
Then, God bless, I asked a stranger to help me take my self portrait. “Make sure I am standing in the box, then hold the button halfway down like this *example given* until I am in focus. Then push it down all the way until it takes.”
I don’t know how to help people understand my camera. They thought they’d taken three perfect photos, except it was one out of focus one, and the march was starting. You can check it out below in all its glory.
So, I gave up and was even more grumpy now.
But my spirits were lifted to almost glee when I joined the march and enjoyed all the love and solidarity!
After the march we returned to the gathering area in front of the courthouse and I took my self portrait that you see below, that is just my face, but in focus.
There was a short speech about how great the day was, what else there was to do for the day, and then the whole thing was over.
So I basically ruined my own day sorta haha! But it really still was an amazing time even with missing most of it.
I cannot wait for next year!
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Getting to do a boudoir session downtown with Crystal was a dream come true!⠀
She was a trooper on this cold, December Saturday morning and fully embraced every single idea I had!⠀
These ideas included the most fun part of all, being in the wide open on the courthouse steps!⠀
This location had the best lighting and such a gorgeous backdrop.⠀
I'm so happy with the gorgeous portraits we created there!
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I can’t show you the outfit (AMAZING and RECYCLED by @cookie_dubois!), but I had a blast rocking cornrows and purple lipstick at the Agora Borealis Fashion photoshoot today! So pumped to be able to do this again and support one of the most innovative designers EV, right here in #Dreamport !
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💜👸🤰 Week 3🤰👸💜
This week I'm officially 20 weeks pregnant!
Holy crap y'all.
I kinda want this kid to just stay in until I'm ready for it to come out.
But that's not how this works.
Baby Dino's kicks are getting stronger.
Just last night I was laying on the couch (cause my back hurt) and all of a sudden I was like “Gotta pee. No I don't. Gotta pee. No I don't. Gotta pee. No I don't. Gotta pee. No I don't.”
I couldn't figure out what the hell was happening!
Then it clicked, the kid is kicking my bladder.
Kay. Thanks kid. 💜
My baby bump is starting to legit show and I'm LOVING it!!!
I really didn't think I'd love this part so much. But it's just so cute!
Obviously Trey is obsessed with it. Men are weird to me with their obsession with preggo ladies.
This week was *particularly* freaking AWESOME because it was our first significant snow as a married couple, first one in our first home, and baby Dino's first snow period!
I wanted to document that as well as I could!
You've likely already seen our pictures as a couple from our snow day, but if you haven’t, they’re here, on my insta!
For my week 3 self portrait, I sat in the snow, froze my ass off, kinda literally, and took photos of the baby bump, in front of our home, in the snow! 💜
When I say froze my ass off, let me explain.
I dunno if you've ever sat in the snow, in clothes that aren't waterproof, but that shit is COLD!!!
Being wet and cold is awful. My butt and thighs were BRIGHT red and my skin was stinging with pain from being so cold.
I don't think that's good.
AND I had to do it twice!!!
Cause the app I use to see what the camera sees, to be able to focus on me, and change settings as needed, was freaking out my SD card.
So I had to stop and let me card/camera rest before I was done.
That means I got kinda warm, then had to put my wet jeans back on, and do it again!
Also, my butt and thighs felt cold for hours afterwards!
I also don't think that's good...
It was worth it though.
Just look at these photos! I couldn't even choose one for this week's portrait!
They're each lovely in their own way!
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Last night Trey and I had a hard time staying asleep.
We were just SO EXCITED for snow that we weren’t sleeping as hard as usual, woke up quite a few times, woke up if we heard the other get up, and were wide awake vs half asleep when we did wake up. We would go look outside each time.
I swear one time I woke up purely because I heard the sleet falling outside and then I woke Trey up so he’d hear it!
Once we saw the snow, at 5:48 am, we had a hard time getting back to sleep because we were SO EXCITED!! Like little kids!
I was so relieved that it was *really* happening!
Like, I never expect any storm to happen until it is actually happening.
Cause, ya know, that Barksdale force-field breaks up half the predicted storms the second they hit the SBC and only while they're in the SBC.
We had SUCH a fun day. Mostly inside being warm, snuggly, and working on the kitchen (and I took my ‘week 3 self-portrait’ which I shall post later this week).
But after the kitchen was done I wanted to have a photo date to document our first significant snow in our home, first snow married, and our first snow with Baby Dino in existence!
It was such a sweet day!
And we had so much fun freezing to death taking these photos!
Small #photodump . Look at this #watermelon we found at #kroger . It's kinda pretty. Never seen one like it and was the only one. Also weird.
Got a little #coffee with a good friend @bontempscoffeebar in the #redriverdistrict .
I have carry a radio/walkie talkie at work. We sit them down and get them mixed up. Or we leave them somewhere and no is sure who it belongs to until the owner returns. #washitape saves the day.
I’m almost feeling back to normal this week!
• My sleeping is restful.
• I’m not sleeping as long as I was.
• I wake up with my alarm and feel rested.
• I’m not peeing 5 times a night.
• I can finish more than 2 hours of physical work without feeling like I’m gonna pass out.
• My cravings are subsiding.
• I’m not wanting to eat the souls of all but like 5 people.
• I’m not crying as easily.
• I haven’t gagged in awhile.
• I have a desire/drive to do things.
I almost feel like my pre-pregnant self.
Except that I can’t fit into my normal clothes.
And I did get awfully teary yesterday when Trey poked his head around the corner. His face was just so beautiful in that moment that it made me kinda cry.
And there’s a tiny human being inside of me that I can feel moving around constantly.
So while I’m feeling normal and sometimes forget that I’m pregnant, things are definitely *not* normal.
This all could just be a short term thing. In two days, I could be back to psycho, or some other symptom of growing a human.
But for now, it feels like I’m actually getting that 2nd Trimester easiness.
I’m gonna enjoy this time and get as much shit done as I can while I have the energy! 🤰👸💜 Week 2 💜👸🤰
Flashback Friday to this fun photoshoot with Cherish!
Cherish had so much fun being herself and I love love LOVED photographing her having so much fun in from of the camera!
A goal of mine for 2018 is to get more fun expressions from clients! So more of these kinds of silly photos are to come y'all!