Saturday, 31 May 2014

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

Well, I'm not even at my official due date yet, but I am officially tired of waiting. This last part of 'waiting for baby' seems to move at a turtle's pace. I'm really thankful that I only took one week off work before my due date, any longer and I think I would have gone out of my mind.

Last summer, when my friend was waiting for her little girl to arrive, I sent her an article to read. This time, she returned the favour by sending it back to me :)

It's beautifully written and speaks to this period of being 'in waiting'. It starts like this:

She’s curled up on the couch, waiting, a ball of baby and emotions. A scrambled pile of books on pregnancy, labor, baby names, breastfeeding…not one more word can be absorbed. The birth supplies are loaded in a laundry basket, ready for action. The freezer is filled with meals, the car seat installed, the camera charged. It’s time to hurry up and wait. Not a comfortable place to be, but wholly necessary.
Read the rest of it here.

It is completely relate-able as I experience the widest variety of emotions I've felt throughout this pregnancy. Little baby, I can not wait to meet you. Hurry up!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Relationship Test

There are lots of things that test a relationship. Your first trip together, undergoing a stressful life event, moving. Another good relationship test? Assembling furniture.

We put ourselves to the test by assembling our new crib. Honestly, I don't think Nick loved the fact that I decided to snap pictures throughout (sorry babe!), but I thought it would be something we'll look back on someday.

If you're anything like us, you each have a different approach to these types of tasks. Nick's: get all the stuff out, and start building. I'll give him that, since he has more of an instinct for these things. Mine: read the instructions, then proceed, step by step.

My advice to anyone embarking on a build-it-yourself couple's activity: don't do it when either of you
a) isn't in the mood to
b) is tired; OR
c) is hungry.
We picked a Saturday morning and that definitely worked to our advantage :)

After a bit of a confusing start, the instructions proved to be quite helpful. It took us under and hour and we're quite proud of our handiwork. Hopefully baby girl will be cozy in there!

Ps. The other day Nick told me he tried it out and I almost believed him. Almost.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Bump Shots - The Non-Selfie Edition

My friend and talented photographer Sarah took some maternity photos for Nick and me. I'm really glad I was able to have these taken to capture this special moment in time. Here are a few of my favourites:

Sarah takes amazing pictures and her studio is such a gorgeous backdrop. I can't wait to add a couple of these to the nursery. Check out more of her work here.

Thanks so much Sarah! xx
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