Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Great Debate: Maternity pictures

For the past 2 months I have been going back and forth..back and forth..with the idea of scheduling maternity pictures. There was a point where I was saying way. There was no way I was going to take pictures "heavy" again. I can barely stand to look at my wedding pictures and I didn't want that same feeling of maternity pictures. That's really sad.
But then I got to thinking..I'm not "heavy".. I'm pregnant. I've gained an average amount of weight at 26 weeks pregnant. I don't feel like a complete slob..I have tons of energy and have had a really smooth "easy" pregnancy thus far. Sure, there are days where I feel like a blimp and wonder if I'm going to be able to lose the weight after delivery or if people can tell that I'm pregnant or just fat. But, for the most part, I haven't been too, too hard on myself.
At my appointment two weeks ago my doctor gave me the third trimester pamplet. He told me that by my next appointment I'd be in my 3rd trimester! He gave me the homework of choosing a pediatrician, deciding on circumsision, and attending a birth care class at our hospital. In my mind, as well as those homework assignments, I gave myself the additional assignments on working on the nursery and either setting up a maternity photo session or making up my mind....

So, I did it. I will be taking pregnancy photos on September 22 at 31 weeks pregnant. Gahhh..Large and in charge!