Pregnancy with Will was a whirlwind. I remember being so in love with the entire process (I was one of those lucky people that skipped morning sickness and chewing gum would take care of any bits of nausea I ever had)…and I did try my darndest to document those weeks as they flew by with photos.
Excuse the awkward face making. When a camera is on me, I turn into a 15 year old girl documenting a week at cheerleading camp.
And you must know this fun nugget - I LOVE my maternity clothing. I guess it’s because it’s all so new and fancy….vs my regular wardrobe which is mostly out of the late 90′s. Plus, maternity jeans were invented by a heavenly host of angels. I’m trying to get Obama & Heidi Klum to deem elastic waist appropriate and fashionable for everyone. equal rights people!
So I thought long and hard on how I would document this new baby’s growth…and I (and Pinterest) came up with two options after a couple hours and a brief visit to boards dedicated to fingernail polish colors (HOW DO THOSE GIRL’s DO THAT WITHOUT GETTING IT ON THEIR CUTICLES!?)…
Of course, one option is inspired by my favorite little blondie baby (and Will’s baby-girlfriend) Clara….
Sherry and John used fabrics to act as a backdrop. Now don’t imagine me laying down. Nobody wants to see a 40 week pregnant Katie doing the backstroke on some chevron fabric. believe me. It’s like a beached whale having a seizure. (you can click here to see more on those fabulous Petersiks photo project)
My other inspiration came from the beautiful girls at Simply Bloom Photography.
Gorgeous, huh?! Simply Bloom is the lovechild of Christine and Vania – and let me just say, I would consider swearing off bacon (for a very limited period of time) if I ever got the chance to be photographed by these supermodels. They do amazing (!!!) work. One of the girls documented her pregnancy with a more simple background. Didn’t Christine do such a great job!?
So I couldn’t decide between the two. One more subdued, one more fun and vibrant. So for now, I’m doing both….
I just wanted you all to know that I really REALLY appreciated all of your comments and well wishes and for making me laugh outloud and snort my Cheez-its on more than one occasion. I plan on giving you all the details and a little status update and share the video of me telling Jeremy in a little bit
Speaking of babies…today is the last day for the Homies awards and my first baby – this blog – is in the finals. I’ve heard that there is always a big vote push in the end… it would be like a squeeze on my toosh if you voted Bower Power. and believe me, you wanna squeeze this toosh of mine (click here to cast your vote!)