For some reason that song by John Mayor keeps popping into my head and it describes these last few days very well... just waiting... waiting... and more waiting!
We have officially past our due date and I am praying that he makes his debut any second now! In the meantime we have been keeping busy celebrating Stone's younger brother's (Brady) wedding, checking out local food trucks, spending time with family, walking (a lot of walking), playing music and talking to our baby boy trying to coax him out, and finishing up loose ends at work so we can enjoy the moments right when he comes! Let's hope it is tonight...
The other day I got a text from a friend telling me that she was thinking of me as my due date is getting so close and also, reminding me to enjoy these last bits of quiet time with my husband. It was a good reminder. Stone and I have been so caught up in the excitement and anticipation of everything that we have had a hard time just enjoying being together and the silence before the storm. A good storm, but a loud one... one that I hear will wake me up constantly in the middle of the night :)
So. With a lot of prayer that we can stop worrying, stop over-planning (and being disappointed when the plan is not what we had wanted), and stop stressing everything we have been able to let go. Last night we found ourselves with our favorite boxes of candy (Junior Mints for me and Sour Watermelons for Stone) in a movie theater watching What to Expect When You're Expecting. It was a good way to relax and take our minds off of everything. Plus, I thought the movie was perfect. I laughed and I cried, part of that could be attributed to hormones, but it was genuinely funny and I definitely recommend it!
All this to say we are excited about our little guy coming, but we are trying to be patient and to not make plans... just let him come when he is ready! xo.
Have you had this song stuck in your head ever since the first time you heard it? Well, I have. And as cheesy as it is I have to say it is pretty fun and catchy. If you think the song is cheesy, the video is even worse, but again as soon as you listen you won't be able to stop singing it all day :)
EVEN BETTER, one of my favs, Ben Howard, covered this song and you almost don't even recognize that it is the same. You will for sure love this. Plus he keeps smiling throughout the video... most likely at the ridiculousness of these lyrics, but it melts my heart every time. I may have a small crush.
I have never felt more impatient in my entire life.
Usually this is not my style, but when there is a little babe taking his sweet time it is all I think about. I am a week away from my due date... so truly he is not late, but both my mom and my mother-in-law had their babes between 2 weeks and one month early, so it feels late. To pass the time Stone and I have been wrapping up some shooting and editing, reading, writing lots of thank you notes for the sweet gifts we have received (if this is you, SO SORRY they have taken me so long), enjoying some of the great things of summer (like all the sweet fruit, flowers, and BBQing of course!), and going through photos of Stone and I from when we were babes and imagining what our little guy will look like :)
Currently I am reading a book called Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old and it is pretty great! Sleep training is super important to Stone and I because of our crazy schedules. With shooting weddings we are going to have to rely a lot on friends, family, and babysitters to watch our little guy when we are gone. To make things as easy as we can on them we are hoping to get our babe sleeping since there are nights we won't be home until 1 in the morn! We'll see though... i'm just hoping he loves his sleep as much as his parents do! Either way, I totally recommend this book, she is a no nonsense writer and her book is very to the point, which I like.
We made it to June.
Do you know what that means? Less than two weeks until this little guys' due date, so truly, he could be coming out to join us any minute now! Let's hope sooner rather than later.
I was never planning on taking any 'maternity photos' throughout my pregnancy. Truly, I am not one of those women who loves being pregnant or loves the changes it has made to my body. I know it will all go back and the changes are for the sake of a greater good :) I just have met women who absolutely love being pregnant, and I am not one. So, the thought of taking photos of my 9 month pregnant self sounded pretty awful. But then we got down to this last little bit and I thought how it would kind of be sad not to have a couple of photos to show our son of what his mom (saying 'mom' still is totally crazy to me) looked like when she was carrying him. And, of course, having a husband who is a photographer makes it kind of impossible to escape the camera at times.
All of this to say, here are a couple of shots we took today and if you want to see more of the shoot you can go here.
On another note... any plans for the weekend? Husband and I were thinking we may go on a hot date (which means dinner and a movie) unless (please Lord) we are in the hospital meeting our son. I have been wanting to see What to Expect When You're Expecting... it sounds funny and seems quite fitting for our stage in life right now :) See you Monday. xo.