July 29, 2015

Maternity Shoot + 40 Week Bumpdate

dress: Nordstrom (similar)
bracelet: TJMaxx (similar)
flower crown:DIY

How Far Along: 40 Weeks 1 day

Total Weight Gain: 27 lbs

Clothes:  running out of things to wear and currently living in one pair of shorts and oversized t-shirts. 

Sleep: I can barely get through 2 hours without having to move or go to the bathroom. I go between couch and bed all night long. 

Miss Anything: a glass of wine, fitting into normal clothes and not feeling like an elephant

Cravings: no craving but making lots of excuses for eating whatever I want right now. 

Symptoms: Lots of contractions, some are real that come for a few hours than stop. We are moving in the right direction just not as fast I would like. 

Belly Button/Body Changes:  Belly button popped and that's something new. My butt hasn't gained any weight as I can fit into my normal size 6 for the bottoms - yay me!   

Mood: Definitely moody and hungry. Bad combination and add to that pregnancy hormones. 

Best Moment This Week:  When the doctor told me we are making progress and possibly will have this baby sooner than later.

Looking Forward to:  holding our baby girl. I have everything set up, washed, packed and ready to go. Cannot wait to finally be done with the pregnancy!

Exercise: Walking at least a 1 mile every day. 

On My Mind: I have a very negative attitude right now and that's bad. I had almost no hope when going in for my last prenatal check up that things weren't moving along. But the doctor seemed to think I will be able to deliver on my own. I want to have a VBAC but being late is not something that goes with successful delivery. I have prayed today for God to help me be patient and for Him to have his hand over this delivery. I know that there is very little we can do about the timing and He has it all in his hands. It seems that 9 months fly by so fast but than the last few days come to a screeching halt and all you want to do is to get the baby out. I'm definitely tired of being pregnant but what's a few days with years ahead? A drop in a bucket! Here is to a safe and easy delivery!

P.S. I'm guest posting over at Elegance and Mommyhood today! Check it out!


  1. Wishing you all the best for a successful and happy delivery! You look gorgeous in these photos :)

  2. You look amazing, it's wonderful how these photos capture such a sweet moment, you are radiant! I wish you the best for what is coming next and I hope you will feel better soon so you can show us that heaven's gift :)

    Natalia | Lindifique

  3. You are dripping with beauty and glow in these photo-shoot. Your gown and flower crown are so pretty. I wish you the best of luck delivering her. Oh and your guest post is currently up on my blog. =)

  4. Oh man girly - I am sure you are SO ready for baby girl to be out. I've heard that the last few weeks of pregnancy drag on forever - but she will be here before you know it! Just know that you look GREAT (not at all like an elephant!!) and I'm thinking about you! Sending you so many hugs and good vibes - I hope your little one comes SOON!!!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  5. Beautiful maternity pics and such a beautiful crown you made yourself! Nordstrom has the best dresses!


  6. You look stunning dear! xx


  7. You look so stunning! In love with that dress and your hair piece!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  8. Really love your outfit ! xo
    Can we follow each other ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

    BLOG | GorisHelena

  9. You are just the cutest! You look great at 40 weeks. Amazing.


  10. You look gorgeous! Wonderful dress too!

    Found you via Fashion Linkup. Hope you visit my blog as well. :)

  11. So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday! We'd love to see you come back and share more ... including baby pics soon!

    Dawn Lucy

  12. Wow! Thank you for coming. Glad tomeet you, stunning and beautiufl look with the elegant dress and flowers. Ladies have come a long way in what you can wear when pregnant. Loved hearing about your day, best wishes!

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

  13. Good luck Anna!! You are a beautiful mamma and the girl coming into this world will I am sure go after your beauty. Hang in there..I know the feeling...

  14. You look so gorgeous Anna! I love how you acknowledge God's timing and are praying to be patient and have a better attitude on waiting. God's got this girl, and I am sure you are so close or are there now with your daughter. God Bless, and thank you for linking this post to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

  15. You are seriously PRETTY! Love your baby bump look ;)

    XO K

  16. You look soooo gorgeous pregnant!!! I wish I would have been able to pull off being pregnant with just style!!!! Oh well, I'm done with that whole baby thing now LOL



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