Saturday, January 05, 2013

bump : week 21 maternity series









My prayers have been answered and a weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

Our latest appointment brought us the best news: our baby is healthy. As a mother I don't wish for much-- in fact, I've never cared boy or girl, blonde or brown, just always that baby stays put and stays healthy.  With my first pregnancy with Sofia I felt I missed out on relishing in the good moments due to all my constant worry... and how not to worry as a first time mum?  I relied on the advice of my friends, their mothers, my mother, and when all else failed- faith.  Thankfully, this time around I've been learning to let go of my fear and just enjoy the ride.  (But I admit, it's still hard to not worry!)  Spending time together as a family has definitely made me appreciate living in the now, because in just a few short months our family of three will be a family of four.  Unreal!  Erick and I ventured to Chinatown for what we realized was the first night out alone that we'd had in a long, long time.  I pottered about, amazed at the little shops and trinkets while he followed me around.  We're quite used to the stares we get in public between my growing belly and pulling out the camera just about everywhere we go!  The night ended with a steaming bowl of wonton noodle soup for him and spicy veggie noodle for me.  As a first time visit to this side of the city, I can say it was a welcome surprise.

+  Wearing  Chiffon Double-Layered Full Length Skirt in Lieutenant by American Apparel
+  Photos  Taken by Erick

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12 comments

  1. Beautiful mama.

    I had so much to catch up on when stopping by to scroll through your writings and photos - loving all of it!

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    1. So glad you're back, I missed you! I can't wait to talk possible road trips with you this year... we would love to go back to Cali! xo

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  2. Yay healthy baby! There's nothing better than seeing them squirm around with a perfect spine, four heart chambers, and tiny little limbs. Also, more than halfway there is a relieving feeling and I'm glad you're enjoying this pregnancy because you're right - the first is terrifying!

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    1. Yay! Oh we loved that latest ultrasound... I'm forgetting what it was like with Sofia! :)

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  3. The photo of you with your coat up by your face?... pure beauty. And yes, what a relief to hear all is well. Although we try our best to remain calm and positive about the health of our unborn, I think as a nuturing, loving parent it is only natural to worry. Take care of yourself mumma xxx

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    1. Really hoping to enjoy this pregnancy for everything it's worth this time... thank you so much for your kindness! xo

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  4. so gorgeous kate. am so glad all is well, I think the worry gets easier with each childe. so glad your cool outing ended with a steaming hot bowl of dinner to warm you up! x

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  5. Congratulations on health...what excellent new year's news. I'll take a bowl of that soup. Mmm..

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  6. Beautiful mama! This is my favorite bump post yet. And congrats on a healthy baby, I know that's my biggest concern, too! But I'm also anxious to hear the gender of our baby... did you guys decide to keep it a surprise?!?!?!

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  7. Hi. I am new to your blog. These pictures are absolutely amazing!!!

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  8. Oh praise God on this glorious news!

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  9. Just found your blog through My Little Loves. What gorgeous photos! Congrats on the second baby.I just had my second and I agree, you got to enjoy the ride. :)

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