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Apr29 Tiny Swimsuits 2013
Apr26 Southern Charm 2013
This family was photographed in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (there’s enough charm in that name to sink a ship) and they have some of the most genuine and moment-capturing family photos I’ve ever seen. It just makes you want to jump in on all the hugs and happy family time (and it also makes me want to cut bangs). Enjoy, and may these get your heart excited for the warmth of spring that is well on it’s way.
Photography: Melissa Stallings
It’s the most surreal experience I’ve ever known, waiting for a child to come and truly NOT knowing WHEN she will arrive.
I’m full of wonder.
What will her mouth look like?
Will I cry when I see her?
How long will my labor last?
What will it be like to have her fingers curl around mine?
I feel completely normal right now. Same as I did two weeks ago… or even two months ago for that matter. I go through my day multi-tasking between work, coffee with friends, popping in and out of the house on errands, and the only reminder that I am pregnant is occasionally getting stuck when I have to squeeze past someone and realize that turning sideways is actually WIDER than just walking straight through. [Note to self: If the shoulders and hips can’t fit through, turning sideways ain’t gonna make it better.] So really, other than the total lack of spatial perception when it comes to my belly, I feel the same.
But soon, I won’t just walk out the front door with my purse and keys. It will be a little mini circus, starring one new mama, arms full of baby, baby bag, possibly baby carrier and who knows what else in a grand procession to the car to load, fasten and secure all previously juggled items for something as basic as a trip to the store.
Yep, it’s ALL about to change and I can sense it.
I have this funny habit… any time I get a new bottle of shampoo, lotion or anything else that takes a long time to get through… I always wonder: what will my life be like when I finish this bottle?
What will happen in the duration of time between peeling off the plastic protection cover and the final upside-down-tap to squeeze out the last few drops?
I opened a new bottle of shampoo a few days ago.
It occurred to me that THIS bottle of shampoo will be in use when our baby girl is born. I will squeeze this bottle over and over again during the early months of sleep deprivation and figuring out all sorts of things about motherhood. This bottle will be with me through the most major transition I’ve ever known.
My due date is just 12 days away.
My little belly button has now inverted itself into what I call ‘the done button.’
She could be here any moment.
In the meantime, I continue checking little things off the list:
Prewash her newborn clothes, check.
Wash & ready her diapers, check.
Get a new washer because the other one JUST died for no reason… awesome. Check.
Install the car seat, check.
Pick out her outfit to wear home, half-check [still mulling this one over].
Apr24 Vintage 2013
If there ever was a truly vintage nursery, this is it. All the pieces look like they were picked up at a downtown flea market, or heirlooms from Grandma’s house. The mother and decorator of this loveliness, is a fashion designer by trade living in Western Australia and she has inspired me to take a second look when wandering through the local antique shops.
Photography: Krystelle Stephens