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bump : week 24

Life has been cold and rainy, with bits of snow and ice thrown in for good measure.  We live in what I would consider "typical" Chicago - bricks and alleys, power lines, sirens blaring, and of course, houses built only a few feet from one another.  There are so many wonderful places to see in the city, but my heart still aches for the lush green and open fields of the countryside.  When we finally settle in on a true home, I'm hoping we can compromise somewhere in the middle.  Until then, I am seeing bits of the beauty around me - even if it is fighting to stay alive.



  1. I had to full screen this one... the one of your belly up close is breathtaking. you're legit glowing. i always thought it was one of those weird cliche's that people say to pregnant folks but i GET it now. you take on pregnancy beautifully, girl.

  2. ah, a bump and a cape in an urban alleyway....fabulous! x

  3. You look gorgeous Kate, love that one of your bump up close! It's been so long since I have been to the city, I miss it!

  4. My goodness your photos are amazing! You look great!

  5. Hot mama! These posts just keep getting better... I'm loving that cape!

  6. Thank you all, I'm so blessed to have Erick capturing these... and I can't believe how much my bump has grown in just a week!! (Though, I am behind again... tsk on me!) 25 weeks will be coming in just a few days! :)

  7. You are so beautiful, I love that cape!

  8. Move to California! Best of both worlds ;)

    Also, holy cow look at that beautiful baby bump!

  9. AH! How are you twenty-four weeks?! Time is flyyyyying. I really love, love, love the shot of you tossing Sofia. So beautiful, you guys!

  10. I think my heart belongs in the country or dessert but I do love any time I get to spend in a cool urban setting like yours!

    Love these photos - you look wonderful.


  11. Lovely pictures :)
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  12. Gorgeous. Here's to the bits & pieces.

  13. Beautiful photos & wonderful happy captures. :) Congratulations!! You're absolutely adorable!

  14. Absolutely love these photos, Kate. That purple cape looks stunning on you, and those flecks of snow are just perfect.
    How fast are our pregnancies flying by!?
    Ronnie xo

  15. absolutely beautiful this photo series. I´m on week 30


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