Friday, February 22, 2019

Boudoir Maternity Shoot

Steve and I are on the fence about how many kids we want, scratch that, Steve is on the fence haha I would love 3 or 4 kids!

But, since this could potentially be my last pregnancy I wanted a special kind of maternity shoot to help capture how amazing I feel when I'm pregnant. If you haven't figured out by now, I'm one of those people who loves pregnancy. Growing babies happens to be something I'm really good at - being a good mom during the toddler phase is questionable and requires A LOT of grace but pregnancy, I got that!!

I was able to get in on a boudoir event at a new local venue with a great photographer. I didn't have any certain photos in mind I just let the photographer pick my outfits and do her thing!!

Enjoy some of my favorites - the ones appropriate for this slice of the internet

I felt like a movie star, it was one of the best experiences and I highly recommend Taylor if you are in the FM area. I plan to do another shoot with her when I get my pre-baby body back!!

30 weeks pregnant
Photographer - Taylor Jane Photography
Hair - Hair by Amy Rose
Makeup - Nikki Terras
Vintage Couches - The White House Co.
Venue - The Pines

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Growing Baby Rote2: 36 Weeks

How far along: 36 weeks {one month til due date}

I’m feeling: Still really good but I do feel like baby has dropped. So, due to stretching or baby being lower or both, I wake up in the morning feeling like someone punched me in the groin over and over!!
Oh and hello hemorrhoids, if you didn't know this was a thing during pregnancy, now you do and you're welcome - thankfully mine are almost gone {thanks essential oils} and don't really bother me!

Total weight gain: 29 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: about the size of a bunch of kale {18-19in, 6lbs}

This week: Celebrated Steve's 32nd birthday.
Had a good low key Valentine's day.
Met my friend's new baby boy, Kellen!

Maternity clothes: nothing new!

Sleep: switching sides is getting to be more and more of a challenge but other than that, sleeping is still great

Best moment this week: Meeting baby Kellen, such a sweet baby it made me excited for the newborn stage where they just lay there and sleep!

Movement: not as much room to swim around in there and I can tell he/she is lower now just watching my stomach and where they are at!

Food cravings: Yesterday I had an amazing salad so now I just want to eat that exact salad for every meal! And there wasn't anything fancy about it besides the fact that I didn't have to make it hah

Food aversions: nothing

Belly button in or out: out

Looking forward to: Long weekend, no work Monday + Midwife appointment on Wednesday + family photos on Saturday!

36 weeks with Quinn
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Growing Baby Rote2: 35 Weeks

How far along: 35 weeks

I’m feeling: Tiring out easier these days but overall still feeing really good

Total weight gain: 28 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: about the size of a spaghetti squash {18in, 5.25lbs}

This week: Had a good midwife appointment on the 5th. Baby still head down, HB 144, measuring right on schedule.
Had a great meeting with our birth photographer after the midwife appointment.
One of my best friends had her baby on the 8th, Kellen Keith.
Celebrated my Grandma's 90th birthday today!

Maternity clothes: just stretching out the same clothes

Sleep: slightly more restless but can still make it the whole night no bathroom breaks

Best moment this week: having Quinn with for the midwife appointment

Movement: Still a busy little one in there but I can tell he/she is running out of room. Baby will respond when Quinn talks to my belly and it is the best!

Food cravings: not really craving anything

Food aversions: nope

Belly button in or out: flat/out, feel like babies butt/foot keeps pushing the top of my belly button out

Looking forward to: Hopefully meeting baby Kellen

Ran a little poll on my Instagram account last week and by a small margin, more people are leaning towards us having another girl

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Growing Baby Rote2: 34 Weeks

How far along:  34 weeks

I’m feeling: Still good except today I was more exhausted than I've been in a really long time - baby might be starting to take a toll on me!

Total weight gain: 28 lbs

Baby Rote’s size: about the size of a pineapple {19-22in, 4.9lbs}

This week: was horribly cold ... on Wednesday my car said -40 on my way to work!!

Maternity clothes: nothing new

Sleep: last night I moved around a lot more than normal, waking up here and there otherwise sleep has still been great!

Best moment this week: having a date day with Steven - and Quinn telling us she thinks baby is a boy!

Movement: moving like crazy, hopefully babe is still head down

Food cravings: milkshakes

Food aversions: nothing

Belly button in or out: flat/out

Looking forward to: midwife appointment this week!

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Growing Baby Rote2: 33 Weeks

How far along:  33 weeks

I’m feeling: Pretty good still. I didn't wear my support tank yesterday and today my legs were a little more sore, so supporting the extra weight made an impact

Total weight gain: 27 lbs - my weight was up and down more than ever this week (4.5 lb difference in one day kind of crazy), blaming that on some crap food

Baby Rote’s size: around the size of a honeydew melon (19in, 4.5lbs)

This week: Had a great midwife appointment on the 24th - baby is head down, hopefully he/she stays that way! This weekend we had fun with Auntie Eri staying over and a visit from Auntie Kayla too.
Calving started in full force this week so Steve has been very busy.

Maternity clothes: No new clothes but clearly still loving my blanqi tanks

Sleep: Still getting great sleep!

Best moment this week: Having lunch with one of my best friends who is due with her 2nd babe on Feb 10!
Attending a keynote by Rachel Hollis!
Ohhh and I got my maternity pictures back!!!

Movement: Babe is still an active little one!

Food cravings: Chocolate Milkshakes

Food aversions: Nothing

Belly button in or out: out/flat

Looking forward to: warmer weather, forecast of -57 (negative fifty-seven) with windchill this week

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