This was one of the ways we documented my pregnancy this year. We took photos with the girls included, at 20 weeks, 29 weeks & 39 weeks.
The girls love to feel the baby move in my belly. Anouk in particular asks me on a regular basis, “Is she moving?” & has her hands on my belly as often as she can. I think it’s been great for them to witness the way my body has changed across the three seasons of Summer, Autumn & Winter, in order for a healthy baby to grow. As a family, this pregnancy has been a journey for all of us, but since I’m not sure of how much detail they will recall when they are older, I am hoping that these photo’s will help them remember what a truly special time this was for us.
A series of photographs Pete took of me at 22 weeks & 29 weeks pregnant in May & June.
I am enjoying every moment of this pregnancy (well every moment minus the blood tests, I can’t say I enjoy those moments). Feeling healthy & grateful for a wonderful pregnancy so far. The weeks are flying by & while I can’t wait to meet our baby girl I also want it to slow down & last a little longer.
We went away to Mittagong for the weekend to attend a 2 day Calm Birth course. Being away together was wonderful, the course was wonderful, taking time out to focus on the upcoming birth of our third child was wonderful, Finding a cosy Italian restaurant with a fire place on a cold Saturday night & eating dinner alone was wonderful. We took these three photos with my iPhone on the Sunday morning before we rushed out the door of our room for day 2 of the course. I had to take advantage of the hotel room window that was perfect for a silhouette. You actually can create something special just using an iPhone camera. I’m so pleased we now have this one image of Pete & I together with the baby bump. I’ve now printed these 3 images to frame and after the course we are feeling excited about our baby’s birth.
A short video of when we told Ava & Anouk that we were expecting another baby. It was in December 2015 in the week of Ava’s 9th birthday.