Over the last 8.5 months we’ve been pretty good about taking weekly photos on our phones, tracking the progress and milestones as the both of us continue to grow. What we haven’t been good about is taking photos with the real camera… the one I pull out every weekend to document the lives of others, has yet to document ours. If I’m being honest the main reason for this is vanity; seeing my body change in this way is something that takes getting used to… I catch a glimpse in the mirror, or a reflection as we’re walking past a store, and do a double take. You’re growing so much, and so am I.
And as we continue to get closer to your due date, taking these pictures was something that was weighing heavily on my mind. I just knew someday down the road I would regret not having these to look back on… someday, when everything has gone back to the way it was (which I’m reassured will happen), I would slowly forget what this belly and body really looked like.
So with your Dad behind the camera, and some comical outtakes in front of the tripod, we took a little time to really celebrate everything that’s happening.
This is me.
This is us.
Just a few weeks before you.