Hello April, one more month until we welcome our baby girl! March wrapped up nicely as Lil' Monster (aka baby) and I grew a little more together. We're now at 36 weeks and looking back at these photos taken by my dear friend, Daryl Getman of DAG Photography, I should really be saying that we've grown a lot more.
During my baby shower (when I was 30 weeks) Daryl reminded me that her offer for a maternity shoot still stood. I was totally game but also concerned about the time I had left with family before flying home. My mom and sister, knowing that I'd regret not doing it, insisted that I make the time. When else would I have the opportunity to have one of my best friends take glamorous shots of me with a big ol' belly?!?
I am so thankful for Daryl and for these images. What a beautiful gift to have these moments captured seven months in with a basketball sized belly, feeling strong, empowered, nurturing, and just plain happy. As I get bigger, heavier, and slower, I'm keeping a positive attitude about this special time and process...and when I slip, I can look to these photos as a reminder of how incredibly awesome everything is.