Due Date? 5/9/16 – He was born 5 days early on 5/4
How did you find out you were expecting? We had just left for a 5-day cruise when I missed my period. It was so hard to wait an entire week until I could get home and take a pregnancy test! But “seasickness” was a perfect mask for my symptoms =)
How did you tell the father? I can’t keep secrets from him! So I told him as soon as I was late. When we finally got home we took a pregnancy test and it was the best news we’ve ever gotten!!
Did you find out the gender of your baby? Yes – a sweet little boy
Is there a name picked out yet? Yes, his name is Theo
How has pregnancy changed you as a woman? I have a whole new perspective on what being “tired” REALLY is. On some days I didn’t even want to get up to go to the bathroom because I very well could fall asleep on my way there =P Guess growing a little person takes more out of you than you expect! I also have more respect for pregnant women because it is far from easy. Especially when you get to your 3rd trimester and you just feel like a giant ball.
What advice do you wish you had known before getting pregnant (even if it’s something gross)? Don’t be scared of labor. It wasn’t as bad as I expected. You forget about all pain when you see & hold your baby for the first time. I would go through it 100 more times because it is so short in the grand scheme of things, you forget about it immediately, and it’s so so so worth it.
What is one thing you find beautiful about being pregnant? Every day is suddenly so meaningful and every day I felt such a strong sense of purpose and pride. I’d constantly joke with my husband saying “guess what I did today? I grew part of our baby!!”
What would you tell someone who just found out they were pregnant? Congratulations!!! You are about to experience more happiness + love than you’ve ever imagined.
What are your beauty must-haves while pregnant? I didn’t change my beauty regimen. I used lots of lotions on my belly in attempts to avoid stretch marks but they didn’t work. I don’t mind my stretch marks though, they remind me of what I went through for my baby.
Can you share with our mommies where you purchased the items you wore for your maternity session? Motherhood Maternity
Kind words about your photographer? Katie’s so much fun to work with! We are always able to be silly and playful around her and she captures very candid moments of us because her sessions feel very natural. Plus she takes pretty amazing photos =)
I’m Katie, a wedding and portrait photographer based in beautiful Colorado. I love to travel and I’m fortunate to have shot weddings out of the state and country! I’ve been published in over 30 magazines and even more online blogs. I’m #4 on the Denver A List for Best Wedding Photographer and I just received the Couple Choice Award for 2016 with WeddingWire (5 stars!). I love anything teal, traveling, a good workout, eating healthy and ruining all that at girls night with lots of wine…and cheese.