Pregnancy plays with your head. When I saw that stick turn pink in early January, suddenly 9 months felt like an eternity, and September was never going to come. It felt like such a long time to have to wait for this baby to join us on the outside. And yet, here we are, about to enter August; 33 weeks down and another 7 or so to go. I go from feeling anxious to excited to impatient to calm and back to anxious again, and it all happens so fast. I guess that is what you call ‘feeling all the feels’ of pregnancy. One second I’m up, another second I’m down.
Looking back and how far I’ve come, I can honestly say I had a distinct surge of energy during my second trimester, and now that I’m 5+ weeks into my third trimester, I’m feeling tired. But it’s a good kind of tired, and thankfully it’s only the physical kind of tired. My brain still feels sharp, and emotionally I’m feeling good. Though I may lack on the energy part, I’m constantly thinking of things I need to do before baby comes. Most of the shopping is done, thankfully, so now we just wait. I’m sure I’ll send Jordan to the store for those inevitable baby items I forgot I’d need, but for the most part we’re covered. We have diapers, wipes, clothes, blankets, and a car seat. The rest should fall into place rather easily.
I’ve been thinking about how intentional I want to be about documenting the first few months with our new addition, and naturally using my big girl camera will play a huge role in that process. I’ve been pinning photography tutorials and all sorts of newborn photo ideas so that I can capture as much of her newness as I possibly can. To say that I’m a little excited just doesn’t quite cut it, but for lack of a better word, I’m so excited. To contain my excitement, I’ve been dusting off my photography skills and getting familiar with pairing my camera and my phone so that I have a chance at getting in front of the camera, too.
, by Taraleigh Gray