Good evening all! I cannot believe we hit the 36 week mark and we are a month or less from meeting our daughter! So many emotions, I am feeling excited, nervous, scared, happy….just a lot of changes coming up. We are SO ready, but no matter how ready you are, I think everyone feels this way. I have been feeling pretty good! Lots of heartburn, starting to have trouble sleeping at night- lots of hip and leg pain sleeping on my sides, and a little swelling, but I can’t complain. 🙂
At 33 weeks and 5 days, we had maternity pictures done at the beach. I wasn’t going to do any but I am so happy we were able to capture this time and can show our future children how excited we were. I highly recommend any one who is pregnant to take them!
Here are a few of my favorites:
Already a beach baby!
Of Course Bradley made an appearance!
Ah I haven’t written in so long! We have had a crazy few weeks with Dave starting his new job, a wedding, I had to travel to Baltimore for work and a few photography shoots. Whew.
I was really excited this past week to join my first infertility support group. I met someone through a good friend who had just had a failed ivf. I told my friend to have her text me if she wanted to talk and I am so glad she did. During her many doctor visits she has made a friend in the process and that led to this group. There were 7 of us girls- from 29 to early 40s….amazing, kind and understanding women. We had our first meeting this week which lasted over 2 hours and we were able to share our stories, talk about how much we hate baby showers/facebook posts and had some laughs too. We have been having group texts since with updates on our doctor appointments, inspiring quotes and just a “Have a good day!” message. I feel blessed to have them in my life and excited to root them on. I know it will happen for all of us.
Our next meeting we may have a yoga instructor come for a class…so fun 🙂 If you are in the Jersey Shore area and looking to join a group…please email me anytime. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The amazing girl who started this group and ran the meeting went and got all of us St. Gerard prayer books.
What a sad day at the Jersey Shore. Yesterday a fire ripped through Seaside Boardwalk and destroyed more than 50 businesses and many iconic shops. We just rebuilt the boardwalk after Sandy and now everything is gone….again. I know we will rebuild and we will come together as a community- we always do. I live about 25 minutes away from Seaside and I am prepared to donate and help in any way they need it. This brings me right back to Sandy and I wanted to share some pictures I took 1 day after the storm in Belmar. Belmar boardwalk has been rebuilt since then BUT there are still no buildings on the beach. We were able to buy our badges and snacks as well as go to the bathroom in trailers. Thank you so much to all of the first responders, fire fighters, and anyone else who came in to help. Jersey strong and proud!!
The slide from the playground…across the street.
Can you imagine the strength of the storm to move this across the street?
This was the day before Sandy. My husband and Bradley…insane.
even in all the destruction…so much beauty at the beach.