I didn’t expect to still be pregnant but here we are. 38 weeks today and feeling like I could pop at legit any moment but like, also it could maybe be a bit, too?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, what kind of captions do I post from here? I had originally planned to schedule at least 1-2 posts per week for maternity leave but didn’t get to it. And honestly thought I’d have a baby by now so assumed I’d be sharing our gal. But here we are, flying by the seat of my jammies.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know I shouldn’t compare them but as a reference, Ryan was born at exactly 38 weeks and that’s where the finish line for this baby has been in my mind the whole time. Since that is today and she’s not here yet I guess she is just already out to prove she’s her own little person with her own timeline and so I guess now we wait...
Sneaks from Heather & Kyle’s day just hit my stories and their inbox 👏🏻👏🏻 Dare I say it was worth the (extra year) wait?? It was a perfect day at the beach for these two and it was so much fun to be apart of!
It is FINALLY wedding day for Heather & Kyle today!! They postponed their wedding from an entire year ago (do we still have to say why?) and now the day is finally here!!! I’ll do my best to share behind the scenes from The Sandbar in Anna Maria! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have @alysonteresaphotography with me as my second shooter (and taking over the dance floor at the end of the night 🙌🏼) AND I’m bringing my husband along to help me carry gear, feed me water and drive us to the hospital should things get interesting at any point but I don’t think that will happen, right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have been super anxious about missing today but baby girl is hanging in there & although it won’t be easy on my body today I AM READY (belly band and V sling engaged)!! Let’s go girls!
Ryan fell behind in his speech development after his slide accident at 16 months and we’ve been working hard to catch him up once we realized it several months later. And a few days ago we had a moment I have waited so long for!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was leaving his room after tucking him in and said “love you ry” and he replied “wuv u mommm” and my heart just shattered into a gazillion pieces right there at the door. It was an overwhelming moment of relief and love!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The anxiety over his speech (never mind the accident PTSD) has been, at times, can’t sleep & all-consuming. There were a lot of reasons we could point to as to exactly why he fell behind and it was easy to blame myself at times. However, I always felt in my gut that he was making progress, just slower than we wanted. And now, even though we still have some work to do, he’s so close to on track and it was a MAJOR relief to hear his sweet little sentence especially for me! 💙
Tell me you're 9 months pregnant without telling me you're 9 months pregnant… I'll go first. Currently: - Eating all the dates & drinking all the red raspberry tea (also ate 2 cupcakes last night 😬) - Never not having to pee - Stocking up on diapers (for baby & for me 😅) - Googling absolutely everything my body does wondering if "it's a sign of labor" - Keeping my hair clean, just incase - Also still willing her to stay in my body a few more days so I can work one more wedding but then… please come out quick on Saturday, ok? 🤞🏼 Good times around here. Good times. And finally…I feel it's important to say: I don't know what's going to happen on my feed over the next few months. It's probably going to be a bumpy road of pregnancy, baby and family updates before things stabilize and I can get my head back in the wedding/photography game. So hang in there with me, or feel free to exit stage right! Vendor Credit: Concept Designer: @styledshootsociety Lead Photographer: Rachel King @rachelandgarren Assistant: AshLee Wethington @ashleewethingtonphotography Coordinator: Coastal Coordinating @coastalcoordinating Venue: The West Events @thewestevents Bridal Gowns: Angel Rivera Couture @angelriverabride Hair & Makeup Artist: Anna Dutko & Lo Welch @style.hairandmakeup Florist: Marigold Flower Co. @marigoldflowerco Cake: LuBelle's Cakes @lubellescakes Catering: Tastes Of Tampa Bay Catering Co. @tastestampabay Ice Cream Tricycle: The Clara Rose @clararoseicecream Jeweler: West Shore Diamond @westshorediamond Lauren & Taylor: @lifeoftaylo