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I’m so excited to share with you part-1 of these amazing maternity pictures shot by the talented Lauren Perry from Perrywinkle Photography! She truly knows how to bring out your beauty even when you feel like crap haha. And honestly, that’s how I feel 24/7 these days. So here is a little bit of my pregnancy truth.
Pregnancy is a the happiest reason ever for feeling like crap. It truly is a beautiful and blessed experience. But, let me start out by saying… it’s NOT like the movies! It’s a miracle alright, and I’m forever thankful for the experience. But, man is it painful, exhausting, and somewhat miserable. As you can tell from my pictures, my feet are quite swollen… and when I say “quite” I mean I have elephantiasis. None of my shoes fit me anymore except for my lovely Birkenstocks. Because of my dancing days, I have injured hips that have slipped out of place during this pregnancy, causing me to be in a wheelchair for 2 weeks. Some people start having the swelling, hip/back pain, and bruised feet problem at the end of their third trimester. Well, I’m going on my third month of feeling it all.
It’s not fun and I couldn’t wait to be done. I sometimes sat on my couch just wanting to cry and eat the whole world haha. But honestly, I will do it all over again just to have the experience of feeling my little guy move inside of me. When he was born, I had no words, I just cried. I’m already so in love with him and love having him in this crazy, beautiful world!! I guess that’s what being a mother is all about and it’s truly a selfless act of love.
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