Instead of stressing about formal pregnancy pictures, I headed out to a field by my house with my sister and her camera. By 37 weeks (I think I was a little past that in this picture) the baby can sense sunlight so we both were enjoying the morning. I used this stance a lot in labor too during my homebirth-- walking outside, pausing in contractions just to feel the rush and the sun. Birth = the best thing ever.
I made my family lottery tickets.... there were cute saying like ' must be over 32 years old to play' (how old I was at the time), must be present October 10th to claim prize, etc etc then on the front created scratch off - under each option was an even amount of girl boy girl boy options.... Very cute - very exciting!
With second child we put together an annual calendar with cute pics of our first with clever graphics of baby intermixed.... important pregnancy markers were indicated on the calendar ie first trimester, second, third... baby shower planning, midwife appointments, etc etc...
if interested, can provide end 'announcements'..
My husband and I told my mother that she was going to be a first time grandma on Christmas day! When she unwrapped her gift, she found a specially made ornament with a couple in front of a Christmas tree. The woman was pregnant and underneath was a caption that said, "You're going to be a Grandma!!!" :)
This picture was taken at an old opera house that my church holds services in. My dream had been to get married there. The building is so architecturally beautiful that I just knew the pictures would be amazing. Unfortunately, it was not available on that day. Fast forward 18 months. We are pregnant and want to document this monumental event in pictures. So it all came full circle. I got my beautiful pictures after all.
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