28 weeks! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

What a week! I started last week being in Portland shooting my last out of state wedding! I flew home that morning got a few things and prepared a dinner with my mom and dad, sister and her family to celebrate Mother's Day! Trent had gone on a weekend trip to Moab with his cousin on his motorcycle, so he didn't get home til right around dinner time.  

It felt pretty special to celebrate my first Mother's Day! Last year we had just found out about our first miscarriage so I was pretty bummed, but yet had always felt like I had become a mother during that time. This time around I could feel little girl and I knew we were going to meet her pretty soon! Not to mention that we also hit our third trimester!!! 12 weeks to go! 

Trent knows my favorite think ever is Bunco night so he got me a little serving dish to use at it! I can't wait! He has been so sweet this whole pregnancy and I can't wait for him to be a dad!  

Monday I had a few jobs but mostly mellow week of editing and what not,  that night we had dinner with Trent's mom and sister for Mother's Day! 

The rest of the week was mellow which I took as time to relax, catch up on some sleep, and prep some stuff for baby girl!  My sweet friend Tracy Layne came over Tuesday and took a few shots of me and my bump. I seriously just never want to forget this experience, so bring on the photos! 

Tuesday night we had our first birthing class, and it was nothing short of amazing. We are taking the Lauralyn Curtis, Curtis Method class, which I will post more about that later, but really we loved it. We really want this birth to be about welcoming little girl into a safe and calm environment and I feel like she is helping us prep for that. I wil also talk about our wants for birth a little more as we figure it all out! โค๏ธ

Wednesday we went to the RSL game and yes it was snowing! Fun but snowing ha. We have season tickets but this was the first game I could attend. Can't wait for more this summer!  

Thursday night I attended the Freshly Picked casino night and it was so fun! They just launched their new Sandles and of course I got little lady a pair of red ones! This girl is gonna have the best clothing and I can't wait for it! I'm a little jealous! That morning I had gone to breakfast ๐Ÿณ with my friend Kate, and at breakfast I found out I had failed the glucose test from teh day before at my doctors office! I was so bummed. I just didn't get it. But it's okay, we ended up doing the 3 hour test Friday before we headed out of town, so that was good to at least get it done. I had eaten a banana ๐ŸŒ before my first one and guess what, bananas are high in sugar and it can effect the test! ๐Ÿ˜ณ learned my lesson. Hardest thing about it was I have the worst veins and they can never find my vein the first time so I was not pumped about having 5 needles on Friday! I would be a whimp with IVF and all that, I seriously think the women are so strong! 

I got through it Friday and headed off to Vegas with husband for the weekend for a little babymoon!  

We stayed at the Linq hotel and really loved it. We stayed here before and loved the idea of a 21 and older pool, with day beds and food by the pool. It really was a perfect couple days and exactly what we were looking for! We also went to the Cirque du Soleil show O, and it was amazing. We splurged for front row and we were worried it would be to close but it was amazing. By far my favorite show! 

Also, if you come to Vegas make sure to head over to Hash House a Go Go. So so amazing, way to much food, but so good!  

Baby size : coconut ๐ŸŒด  

weight gain: 126 lbs. no weight gain this week 

belly size : 37 inches no change 

Sleep: depends on the night. Sometimes up 3-4 times, sometimes sleep til morning. Can't seem to figure out what makes me have to get up a ton and other nights not at all 

Cravings: water, veggies, ice cream, fruit. I've tried to really limit sugar and carb intake because of the glucose stuff. So who knows. 

Feeling: tired! Walking longer distances is getting harder and harder! But overall amazing. I still love being pregnant. 

Gender: ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒธ baby girl

peak moment: being on a trip with my cute husband. We have been looking forward to getting away, and baby girl got lots of attention this weekend! I really do love him so much! 

 

 

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27 weeks! Almost there!

I can't even believe it! 27 weeks. I always write this after the week has ended so technically this makes 28 weeks which means 3rd trimester, which means I am almost there! What a life. 

This week was a bit crazy! Last Sunday I was able to do a little newborn session, helped Trent finish our back yard, and then spent that evening relaxing and enjoying some time with the main squeeze. All week was so crazy with jobs or events at night, and I am so glad I get a little bit of a break this week. 

Trent got the honor of being on the Young Alumni Board at the University of Utah, a three year term, so Tuesday night we went to a BBQ to meet the new board members and old. I really am so proud of him, and can't believe how far he has come! He truly is so amazing. Wednesday was a back to back shoot day, I worked from about 8 AM to 9 PM. Talk about long day on my feet! But I am glad I am still able to work right now! 

Thursday I had lunch with a few friends, got to talk mama talk, and then had bunco that night. My favorite night of the month! Can't even tell you how much I look forward to it! A little silly I know! :) 

Friday I flew out to Portland to shoot at wedding Saturday. It was my last travel trip and I couldn't' be happier! I honestly have been such a homebody this pregnancy that I can't wait to not have to leave Trent until the baby comes. We shot a stunning wedding on Saturday, Friday we went to Cannon Beach and then I flew home today! It really was a good week, and I am so happy I have the job that I do, but I sure can't wait to be a mama! 

Happy Mother's Day! 

baby size: Bunch of Bananas 

weight gain: 126 lbs. Still doing pretty good. 

belly size : 37 inches - I grew two inches in one day. the pain has been pretty strong this week! 

Sleep: Getting a tad worse. Having to get up a few times a night, but I seem to be adjusting. 

Cravings: water, hokulia snowies (I'm obsessed), creamies Not a ton honestly 

Feeling: tired, and rib pain! The pain has been strong this week. Hoping it subsides a bit. 

Gender: ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒธ baby girl 

peak moment: Going to Cannon Beach with her. Just one more place we can say we explored. I also am so happy we are at 3rd trimester! talk about relief. 

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26 weeks ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•

Oh man! 26 weeks has come and gone! I'm getting so excited and I cant wait for the next 13 weeks! Last Sunday we had a nice mellow evening, got to spend some time with our cute neighbors and just hang out me and husband, which I always love! This week was crazy at night. I had a shoot every night and while I don't love doing that it went pretty well! 

Wednesday I had a dr appointment and they let me see little girl and she was head down so who knows if that will stay but doctor said it's good news for now. They gave me the glucose drink to take at my next appointment and now I'm going to be seeing him every 2 weeks! I feel like that means it's getting closer. 

I shot the prettiest maternity session that night and got me all kinds of excited for mine! we then hit up the food trucks and got waffle luv and cup bop. Talk about a good food day! 

Thursday was busy with work again, but that night I went out and did a family shoot at saltair, and it was amazing. Everything I would hope I could have for mine. The stars were aligned. I got a little shot of me out there also! ๐Ÿ™ˆ 

Friday we grilled and I had a veggie burger which I was so sad about. All I want is red meat, but I also really don't want to be sick. ๐Ÿ˜ญ so veggie burger it is. And it was pretty dang good! I honestly couldn't even tell that big of a difference!  

Saturday we did yard work, and I had a wedding for my lovely friend Rachel's sister, Sara. It was amazing and so fun. I was exhausted by the end and baby was pretty ready to be done, I'm kinda glad I only have 3 more to go!  

I get asked a lot about how I feel about pregnancy, I can honestly tell you I still love it. I'm sure part of it is the loss that I went through and being grateful that I am here now. To all of those women still trying or who have had a recent loss please know you are in my heart! I can't even express the heart ache I feel for you and know you feel, but do what you can to stay positive and on bad days, be sad. 

Hope everyone has a good week! โค๏ธโค๏ธ 

baby size: butternut squash ๐Ÿ’›

weight gain: 123 at doctors appointment but 126 at home on Saturday 

belly size : 35 inches at night time when I feel like she has stretched out- hasn't changed 

Sleep: same thing! Adjusting to new sleeping style getting up a few times at night. 

Cravings: water, hokulia snowies (I'm obsessed), creamies, red meat- but I'm not eating it, to much fear of getting sick!, apples, bananas 

Feeling: tired, and rib pain! Otherwise good, happy and baby is moving! Love her 

Gender: ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒธ baby girl

peak moment: seeing little girl at the ultrasound and working on her room! It's coming up! I can't believe it's so close. 

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SARA + MAX | ENGAGED

I am shooting this wedding this weekend and I can't wait!!! These two lovely people are related to one of my very best friends, and I was so honored that they asked me to photograph their big day! There is something to be said about working with my close friends families people who have watched me develop in this industry and knowing that I am able to work with their amazing families gives me so much happiness. ย 

I spoke this weekend at a conference I was able to share my story and I've spent a lot of time reflecting on the past few years and how crazy they been but I also I'm so grateful for where I've been led to now. I truly have the most magical job out there and I'm so grateful for it. ย 

So if you're reading this thank you thank you for supporting me,  thank you for being a part of my journey, and I hope to one day get to meet you all!!! ย