Thursday, 11 April 2019

Family/Maternity Photos

Happy Thursday you guys! 

I debated on getting maternity photos with my second babe for a long time. This second pregnancy has been ROUGH. Although I'm fortunate I haven't had any complications with this one like I did with Lillian. It doesn't change the fact that I've been feeling super exhausted, sore and emotional. 
I thought I would be more accepting this time around with all the changes happening to my body as it was hard first time around, but honestly because I think we did these babes back to back, it's even harder on my body + mental state. I am currently almost 35 weeks and still trying to come to terms with the amount of stretch marks have shown up ALL OVER my body. Like guys, this is insane. But again, still trying to accept this. 

I posted a question box on my Instagram one day and asked all my fellow mamas if I should get Maternity photos done and literally EVERYONE said do it or I would probably regret it. And you guys were so right. Preston also was super supportive and said the same thing! I also took advantage of the fact that we haven't had family photos professionally done, EVER. So I wanted some of us 3 before our little guy arrives. 

I can't thank Ashley enough for capturing these moments for us, she is seriously the most gentle, kind soul. If anyone local is in need of a photographer, please get in contact with her! She is AMAZING.

So mamas, if you are debating on getting maternity photos for whatever reason, JUST DO IT. I am so thankful for everyone encouraging me to go through with it. And now look, we will have these moments to look back on for the rest of our lives. You are beautiful ladies, in EVERY pregnancy. And take that time to cherish your body and the beautiful thing it is doing. 

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Nursery Reveal

I can't believe it's been over a year since Lillian came into this world. She's now 13 months old and seriously the best little babe. We didn't find out the gender with her when I was pregnant so her nursery before was just super neutral and had blue walls. I've always dreamt of having a girl so when she was born, I immediately was SO excited to plan her nursery. It might have taken over a year but we got there. There are some things I still want to add but for right now, I'm still in love with how it turned out. I envisioned a flora/pink/gold/white theme and it definitely came to light. I couldn't decide on just one of those so I made it work with all of those things. 

Monday, 25 February 2019

One in A Melon

Hi guys!

I seriously cannot believe sweet Lillian is ONE. This past weekend we celebrated her birthday with all our closest family and friends. I wish I took more pictures on my camera of all the details but these photos are the one I have! 
We did mostly everything DIY for the party to save lots of money and we are so glad we did. I truly believe our kids will remember having family and friends there + not all the extravagant things. 
I made the cupcakes from scratch and because Preston is a lot more creative than I am, he piped them for me. We also combined her birthday with little jimmy's baby shower just so I didn't have to plan two parties. And to save some time as well as I am exhausted and Preston works full time, we decided to just do a potluck for this. It worked out amazing, Preston's dad brought a platter of subway sandwiches, there were lots of cheese + cracker platters, fruit + veg, candy and drinks. It seriously was such an amazing day!