I knew I wanted to have some maternity pictures taken, of our last time as a family of three. Of the miracle that's taking place. Of Karlyn turning five. Of this sweet baby girl inside me and the journey that we've been on to get here. All of us.
Ryan has stood by my side through thick and thin. Through tears, fights, and doubting. Through doctor visits and losses and tests and waiting. Lots and lots of waiting.
Karlyn has prayed for this sister. specifically. We would pray at night, her repeating~
Me: "God, please help me have a baby sister or brother."
Karlyn, "No, just sister."
I didn't know if this day would ever come. And while I'm not holding my rainbow baby yet, each day is bringing us closer. Weeks. We're weeks away.
Thank you God.
***Andrea is my amazingly talented friend, photographer, and because she is so kind and generous, nursery decor consultant. ;> I know she is tired of getting my texts..."What do you think about this?" She was one of the first people I told about this pregnancy. I think the day after I found out? We had lunch at Chipotle and I needed to tell someone! I'm so thankful for her friendship and her stripe-painting skills. Having these pictures to remember this time is priceless. Thank you Andrea!
I also have to say a huge THANK YOU to a sweet, sweet mama who lent me this sparkly maternity dress to wear for my pics. I had ordered one that didn't work out and it was so much fun getting to be a little sparkly for one night and feel beautiful. Plus, our nursery is full of gold accents so it totally works.