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bump : week 35

The dwindling days of late pregnancy are coming to a close, and all the time we thought we had left to finish up the tiny details is quickly passing us by.  As of today, I am thirty-six weeks and three days.  It has completely taken me off guard that many of you have checked in with us, making sure we're okay - especially since it's been a few weeks since we've jumped back into the series. To everyone that's said hello, we thank you. We're still here, just busily trying to stay on top of things around the house, meeting up with and put finishing touches on sessions with photo and video clients, taking the plunge into a brand new career (more on this later!) and basically just playing a giant game of catch up!

It has been raining here lately.  Lots of rain.  While I'm thankful for the stormy weather and Spring's appearance around Chicago, we haven't had many opportunities to be outdoors for many of our portraits. We've made the most of it last week with a few simple shots before I got ready for work, no makeup, morning hair, and cup of coffee still in hand.

You know, real life.

( All photos by Erick )


  1. Beautiful! You look wonderful, and content to be pregnant. I feel like some women are so eager for it to be over they actually look uncomfortable all the time. You really look like you are glowing, from the inside out. Good luck on your final weeks:)

  2. Time is flying! You look fantastic.

  3. I was just thinking of you! SO happy you are well, you are looking beautiful! Good luck these next few weeks!!

  4. Beautiful as always Kate! I just cant believe how close you are getting to meeting your newest little one, so, so happy for you guy! Sending you lots of love, prayers, and positive thoughts during these last final weeks. xo

  5. You look absolutely lovely Kate!

    Sophie xo

  6. A glorious bump indeed! Not long to go now x

  7. If only I'd had a fraction of your beauty when I was pregnant!
    Wishing you all the best xx

  8. absolutely gorgeous. and this is real life- beautiful and messy and glorious and treasured and blessed.
    take care of all that you and your family that is whats important.

  9. Very beautiful pregnant photos. I love how relaxed they are.

  10. Beautiful as always, mama!

    How do you like your new rocking chair? I've been thinking about getting one for the nursery too!

  11. I love real life. Only a few weeks left <3
    This is reminding me of how terrible a procrastinator I am.

  12. yay! finally the homestretch! you're looking fantastic!

  13. I had been thinking of you, so glad to hear all is well with you. These photos are gorgeous as always your belly has grown so much. You must be getting excited now not long at all to go. xx

  14. You're looking as wonderful as ever and that little girl of yours is always adorable!


  15. oh darling, your are so bountiful. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman in late-pregnancy; glowing, exuding happiness, in full bloom x

  16. Oh that divine bump.. and still hints of an inny bellybutton I see! You are looking beautiful and at peace, as always! x

  17. I am obsessed with your series!! You're so lucky to have your husband take all these beautiful photos of you!

    I am 36 weeks (this week) too and really need to start taking my maternity photos! Such a precious time isn't it? When your belly is at it's fullest and you're just so close?? (:


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