Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Babymoon, Maternity Photoshoot & Bump Pics!

Here we are, on the eve to the start of my 35th week.  People tell you time flies, and they ain't kiddin'.  It honestly feels surreal to walk into her (almost) complete nursery, sit down in our comfy glider and think that in a few short weeks I'll be rocking my baby girl to sleep in this very spot. 
I'm excited.
I'm terrified.
I'm exhausted.
I'm anxious.
I'm growing.
I'm emotional.
But most of all, I have to say I am happier than I have ever been in my entire life. 

A lot has happened over the past couple months since I've posted last, and I really didn't know where to begin because I've gotten so behind.  I figured I'd start ]up by sharing a few of my favorite pictures from our Babymoon to Naples, Florida. 
 June was also full of our beautiful baby showers! Our little Lara Love sure was CELEBRATED!!
I can't wait to share some photos of those in another post!
I have plans to write up a post sharing our maternity photos we captured during our Babymoon, but I figure I'll save that for another week.  I do promise I will share, just not tonight! 
....ok, maybe just a few...or more than a few....  ;)
We hired a local photographer I found on Groupon and I could NOT be more thrilled with the final edits!!  I wanted to do my shoot a little earlier in my pregnancy and I'm so thankful we did!
I have been able to incorporate my favorites into her nursery.



Naples was just BEAUTIFUL!!!  Expensive, but beautiful.
I actually came up with the idea of traveling there after reading this beautiful ladies post on
Naples a year or so ago. 
Blue waters, white sand, gorgeous weather.


One of the first days we were there, we took this trolley all around to explore and decide where all we wanted to hit up in the days to come.

We stayed at La Playa Golf & Beach Resort and you'd be CRAZY to not check this place out if you ever plan to vaca to Naples.  The rooms were huge, service was top notch, restaurant was mouth watering amazing, and most of all, the beach access was one of the best!  In fact, when we checked in, they upgraded us to a beach front room for FREE. 

Resort Restaurant

We took a sunset cruise on one of our last evenings & we were SO glad we did!
Toward the end of the cruise, these dolphins started jumping up alongside the boat & were so close they were literally splashing water up onto us!! 
 The last couple days we just took off driving to explore a few islands right near Naples.  We came across this one little restaurant located on Marco Island, about 45 minutes south of where we were staying. 

You literally sat in these adorable Adirondacks while you waited for your food to arrive...WITH your toes in the sandy, cool water. 
Best. Restaurant. EVER.
If you are ever in the area, you have to check it out!!


During the trip, we entered our 28th week! 
Which obviously called for a photo op.

Ok, so I've got you caught up on a few pictures, but still have a few more months worth to share.  For now, I'm going to close.  This mama is quite tired these days!  This whole growing a baby thing is not for the birds.  I have to say, one of the hardest parts of being pregnant for me has been the loss of energy.  I haven't had swelling, haven't had near the weight gain I thought I'd have, not a ton of nausea...but the exhaustion has hit me pretty hard.  I've been forced to slow down, but I still put up a valiant fight.  For instance, last weekend we had quite the humidity here in Kansas City.  I did a lot inside, worked around the house and then forced myself to run to Target.  Needless to say, a couple hours later, I passed out on the couch for over 2 hours.   

Thankfully, Jon has been a total trooper!!
While I really struggle some days with the exhaustion and not being able to do what I used to, he always seems to say just the right thing to cheer me up. He's always the first to remind me that the job I'm working on everyday is so much more important than all the other
silly tasks around the house.
 He does the dishes, laundry, cooks dinner some nights and has even gone to the grocery store for me!
I have to say, I think my husbands a pretty amazing wife. 

He's sure giving me a run for my money. ;)
Until next time, my loves!  

1 comment :

Sarah said...

Love how happy you are! Glowing mama!!