So, I finally mustered up enough courage to stand in front of the camera for a somewhat lengthy amount of time. I realized that I won't be pregnant with Naomi forever, so, despite the fact that I'm not a HUGE fan of having my picture taken, I had a good friend of mine snap some pictures for history's sake. I handed her my camera and edited them when she was finished.
And can I just say, it was so hard for me to do this! Not the actual smiling--that was fine. I like to smile. But, for example, the preparation: Oh my goodness. I rummaged through my closet and kept trying to think of an outfit that would have a lot of layers to it. I used to wear the whole dresses-and-jeans combo a few years ago, but haven't done it in a while. But, for this shoot, I did exactly that and paired a new post-baby sundress with some cuffed jeans and yellow heels for color. And a cardigan for layers. And a chunky necklace and big hair just because. I laugh because this isn't necessarily an outfit I would ever wear out in public--I viewed it more as a costume. And, in the pictures, I really like it.
Then there was the actual posing. Seriously, I take pictures of others all the time--you'd think I'd have the whole posing thing down. But it was SO HARD for me to figure out how to stand! I laughed at myself almost the entire time. It was hilarious. I realize that Cub and my husband aren't in the pictures. But, that's okay. I have pictures of the three of us during this pregnancy, so it was fun for me to just to play dress up for a day and have a fun girly shoot.
Here are a few! Thirty-six weeks. Less than a month to go. WOW!
Have a lovely day, friends!