I had a chance to shoot some early maternity photos with Jill Collier Photography last week and she never disappoints. If you’re in the Utah area, I highly recommend her! I love the way these photos turned out and I’m going to cherish them forever.
It’s hard to believe I’m already halfway through my sixth month of pregnancy and that in just three short months we will have our second babe earthside with us. This pregnancy has been entirely different from my pregnancy with Chet, but I’ve loved it nonetheless. So I thought I would share some of my thoughts on second pregnancies and being pregnant in general while they’re fresh on my mind.
I hear women all the time talking about how hard pregnancy is and how much they just want to get it over with. And although I can definitely relate and I can admit that pregnancy is definitely one of the hardest things we put our bodies through- I want to soak up every single minute! This pregnancy has had it’s difficult moments, what with still getting sick six months in, being more exhausted than ever before, and a constant aching back… but I honestly enjoy pregnancy so much! And I’m also very thankful to be able to get pregnant as I have been and not have any complications with my pregnancies or fertility issues.
I cannot wait to meet this baby boy but I think being pregnant with my second baby has reminded me over and over again that time goes so fast. I feel like I just had my tiny Chet boy and here I am getting close to delivering my second child. Wait, what!? How did that even happen?? The way that time goes so fast is unreal to me. I feel like so many moments are stolen from us and we don’t realize it until they’re gone. Cue all the tears.
So yes, I love pregnancy. it isn’t anything glamorous and it’s very, very hard- it is. But I love everything about it.
I love watching my belly grow.
Feeling those flutters and kicks get stronger each week.
I don’t love the sickness or headaches or dizziness… but I do love knowing that my body is providing what my baby needs. I mean, how amazing is that!? I love knowing what a miracle from God that truly is.
To be honest, I don’t love the endless exhaustion or feeling like I can never get enough sleep. But I love growing my babies… I love knowing that the exhaustion will be 100% worth it and that it won’t last forever.
I love having a growing bump, getting ready for a brand new, perfect soul to have in our home with us, and dreaming of what this baby will be like.
His eyes, his hair, his little face, the sounds he will make, the way he will smell. I cannot wait to mother another child.
I love preparing for birth and knowing that I was made for motherhood… and that our bodies were made to deliver children, no matter how hard it is.
Pregnancy is hard, no doubt. But it’s a true miracle and a wonderful gift that I am so grateful that I get to experience.
Now that I’ve rambled on about pregnancy, let me tell you about this amazing dress. It’s the most comfortable maternity dress I’ve ever owned and I will be living in it until this baby is here and probably for some time after because it’s very stretchy 🙂
Today on my instagram, I’m giving away a $75 gift card to Pink Blush so be sure to head over and enter! PS Pink Blush has the cutest non-maternity clothes too, so even if you’re not expecting, you’ll want to check them out 🙂
Follow me @jessicajeanwalters or go here to enter!