i have a wonderful friend who took some pictures of me last weekend to capture this big ole belly. she must have seen the need for some actual pictures since i post so many mirror selfies on IG and FB (oops). i am so glad that we took these! i know i have a million photos of my baby bump, and i'm sure it's getting a little obnoxious. i just can't help it.
i can't even imagine what it's going to be like once she is here. i'm sure for every one baby bump photo there will be ten actual baby photos. she will be much cuter outside of my belly :)
of course we had to get one with the whole family. AKA the cats would not stop photo bombing us, so we finally just went with it.
pregnancy has been the most intense experience for me. i know i'm not the first person to have a baby. but sometimes it feels like i am the luckiest person in the world. i can't say it even all feels real yet. i have wanted this baby so badly. those who are closest to me know that it really is my dream come true. there were days where i didn't know if my body would ever do this for me. maybe that is why i've taken so many photos...i know my body isn't perfect, but damn. it really pulled through for me this time.
and ruby is in there. her little hiccups and elbow jabs and that little heart is beating, so very close to my own. she is every wish i've ever made. every penny in the fountain. every shooting star. every nightly prayer. every birthday candle. every good fortune. she is my dream come true. it's hard not to document it every single day. she is everything.