Maternity photos (3-ish weeks to go)

Last weekend really really really early in the morning, we took our maternity photos with a co-worker of mine, Jill McNamara. Jill is also doing our newborn photos, so we have more photo shoots to look forward to and more importantly, the, uh, baby! Jill added a few other photos to her website here if you want to take a look at them. But here are some of my favorites.
As far as baby updates, I’m still 2cm with a whole lot of head down there. Had my 37 week appointment today and everything looks great and kiddo can come any time now. I’ve told it it has to wait at least until Sept. 29 because Pat’s cousin Kara is going to be in the delivery room with us and she’s getting back from a conference that day. My boss keeps telling it, it can’t come before Oct 13. I think it will come early, but what do I know. Our bag is packed, car seats installed, breast pump waiting in the apartment office (thanks Obama), relaxing play-list created, hospital tour complete. I mean, we’re ready! Tonight, we are taking a breastfeeding class and I guess that’s more important than sitting on the couch binge-watching The Blacklist on Netflix, but only by a little. It’s hard getting out of bed these days … literally hard to pull myself up. Pat instinctively holds out an arm. Good man. I wish I could roll into the water each day like a seal and be merrily on my way. Damn gravity.

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara

Copyright: Jill McNamara Quilt made by my mom - Grandma D; Jackalope made by me =)

Copyright: Jill McNamara
Quilt made by my mom – Grandma D; Jackalope made by me =)

Copyright: Jill McNamara Quilt made by my mom - Grandma D; Jackalope made by me =)

Copyright: Jill McNamara
Quilt made by my mom – Grandma D; Jackalope made by me =)

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4 Responses to Maternity photos (3-ish weeks to go)

  1. You are SO BEAUTIFUL and itty bitty dang girl. I believe Tuna Melt will arrive quickly by week’s end. I’m excited. love, Rebecca

    • rachelvb says:

      Thank you, Rebecca! Somehow, I’ve still managed to gain 30lbs, but bring it on! It’s made me wonder how guys have beer bellies all the time? I can hardly tie my shoes, I can’t imagine having this gut forever and ever. I think work might be starting a bet soon about when Baby O will come. If you’re right, my boss might have a heart attack…

  2. Ms. Moon says:

    First time mamas always think their babies will be early. Not that some of them aren’t right!
    You are simply gorgeous. You are full of life and shining with the light of it. Thank you for letting us see these pictures. I think of you often. I can’t wait to hear when this little one makes an appearance.

    • rachelvb says:

      Damn, you mean it’s not some motherly intuition?! haha. oh well. Thank you so much. I will keep you posted. The doc asked today if I’ve had any contractions and I said I didn’t think so and she said “oh, you’ll know” So I guess that means, no I haven’t unless I’m a super hero and then that would be just awesome. ;P

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