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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Maternity Photoshoot

Right now I am writing this at our kitchen table, wondering what it will be like if we end up having our baby tomorrow, or right now, maybe. As you read this I'm probably at the hospital trying to get Everly turned the right way around.

We took these photos about a month ago. I knew that the time would go by quickly because of the holidays, but we're still about 2 and half weeks until my due date. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that she could be born tomorrow. It is a REALLY small chance that they would need to deliver her tomorrow, but hey, I want to be prepared anyway.

I'd been planning this photo shoot for practically my whole pregnancy. Every time I see the picture of Brian kissing my belly I melt. I'm so glad that we had a chance to do this shoot. My little sister did them for us and it was FREEZING cold outside, but it was so worth it. 

This is a new starting point for us. A step toward a whole new life that I really can't even comprehend. With our due date so close it's starting to feel surreal. I can see her moving in my stomach. I can feel her, but to imagine her out in the world with us all the time... I have no idea what that will look like. Throughout it all, all the prep and the conversations and the advice given over just about everything, I'm so grateful for the group of people that have supported me as I've said, "I don't know" to questions about what will happen after the baby is born. 

Today is my perhaps my last day without a newborn and I'm pretty sure we'll spend it the way we always do. We'll try and figure out what to eat for dinner. We'll settle into the lovesac and watch Netflix. Then we'll say our prayers together and go to bed. Maybe if we're feeling like she really WILL be born tomorrow we'll splurge on eating out for dinner. It will be simple and familiar, but I like it like that. I like spending time together in our home, even when we do basically nothing. I like our little apartment, mainly because it's ours. Even though it is so far from what I pictured bringing a baby home to. 

Thank you all for reading and for your support! I can't even count the number of people that have popped up and supported me when I least expected it. You guys have made me feel so loved and supported and excited to move forward, instead of afraid. 

Wish me luck! I'm sure they'll be an update soon on how successful the ECV is :)

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