Tuesday, March 1, 2011

baby hungry

I am well aware that I just wrote a letter to my almost-one-year-old son...so it may seem a little hasty to say that I'm baby hungry. But I can't help it! My motherly heart is loving my sweet Brooks right now...his adorable baby teeth coming in on-top, the way he pulls at my legs and says "mama-mama" when I'm doing the dishes because he wants me to hold him, his stellar balance when standing all by himself, and his constant grunting. But at the same time I long to be pregnant again...experiencing my baby move inside me, feeling an amazing sense of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for allowing me to help him in the process of Creation, and to feel the anticipation of a new born babe that is half me and half Adam. And let me tell you, these two beautiful ladies below make me even more baby hungry (literally) with their adorable, refreshing, unique ways of documenting their pregnancies! (I think I'm going to do a combination of both of them next time I have a bun in my oven;)

First is Carolee...she is friends with my brother-in-law Ben, I met her when she photographed their wedding reception, and now I'm so glad that we're blogger friends! She is a fantastic photographer! I can't get over her creativity in how she chose to capture her sweet belly as it grows, AND the growth of her babe inside.
{ 7 weeks...her baby is the size of a blueberry }

As you can see, she used fruit as a guide to compare the growth of her baby (info from Baby Center). See why it makes me literally hungry? ;) She also happens to dress her belly beyond beautifully :) Go HERE to see other updates of her baby belly...and check out the rest of her lovely blog!
{ 17 weeks...her baby is the size of a turnip }

And then there's my blogger friend Chelsea over at Us Three Birds. She is a mama to a stud-muffin of a little man, Conrad :) And she's pregnant with their 2nd babe. Chelsea is such an amazing woman, who along with having a way with words, is an awesome photographer, and a super-mom!! :) She's done a sweet combination of a letter (which you know I love) to her unborn babe and a fun picture update of her growing belly. (My pictures are pretty small, so click on them to get them larger and read the letters, they are so so sweet:) See her latest baby bump update HERE! And check out the rest of her blog for a few laughs, lots of uplifting words, and plenty of style.


Both of these ladies were so sweet to let me use their photos :) I just had to share my baby bump love!!!

20 comments:

Chelsea said...

You're so sweet! Maybe it's the fact that I've had a crappy morning and my head is pounding and I'm hormonal and need a nap, BUT your little blog put a tear in my eye!

;) Thanks friend.

-Chelsea

Brooke said...

oh my goodness so many great links :)going to check them out!

jordan said...

I always said when I get pregnant I will do the fruit documentation that Carolee did, that is beautiful! And I'm no stranger to Chelsea, that woman is amazing. I'm glad you shared these, if I wasn't baby hungry before I am now.

Mighty Burns said...

thats really cute!
My mom kept a script like journal of all our crazy little kid stories and things we said, did that made her laugh or cry or just beam at her little babies..
she typed them and handed them out to us big kids last christmas and I LOVE them!

Katie said...

oh haley.

i was already baby hungry. and now, looks like the hubs will be coming home early tonight ;) on a serious note, i am thrilled for the day when i get to be a momma. you used such beautiful words in describing your pregnancy of brooks. how blessed are we to have amazing husbands and a personal savior who love us unconditionally!?!

thank you for this post, i am now about to check out your two friends and their baby blogs! :)

Young People in Love said...

I want. I want. I want.
CAN'T WAIT for a baby either!!!

Thanks for sharing these great blogs.

Alli said...

I feel like I need to save this post on my computer somewhere so that I have inspiration down the road. I love the fruit comparison AND the letter idea. I agree, a combination would be amazing. I would love to look back now and see my mom when she was glowing and pregnant with my twin sister and myself and have letters filled with her feelings at the time. So cute and thanks for sharing!

stephanie said...

Thank you for sharing Haley! I will have to check out both of these ladies blogs!

Rachel said...

that is such an awesome idea with the fruit! love checking out these cool blogs

Ashley said...

lovvvvely! pregnant women are beautiful!

Angela Brian said...

this is darling.

you are so amazing with words!

p.s. reading this made me happy to be pregnant. thank you!

Bridget said...

looooove these.

i'm pregnant and so far have not done a good job at documenting the bump... i need to get better at it! this is inspiration!

S and O said...

I love that red dress in the first picture...
You have a lovely blog!
xoxo
Olivia

Candace Stevenson said...

cute! you sound so loving and cute to your son. I love it! and love this blog. mmmm hmm!
:)


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Shalyn said...

How fun- I love those ideas to document the baby bump!

PS. I am going to be completely honest- I totally couldn't remember if thats why we got kicked out of the tour bus so that was one of the lies- HA- I guess I have a better memory than I thought;-) I didn't know if it was just because it was late...

Ashley said...

Sometimes it is sooo hard not to be baby hungry! :)

I love reading Chelsea's blog...and now I can't wait to check out Carolee! Her photos look beautiful!

Lauren said...

oh wow that is the cutest thing ever :) almost makes me want pregnant again. almost. wait no, not for a while. a loooong while. haha. but babies sure are cute!! i could have 10 more of them!!

Eva Marie said...

These two girls are beyond sweet :)

Kylie said...

this is a creative idea! i like it! you really are a beautiful mama. i love what you always do with your hair.

Pearl said...

I know how you feel..
I sometimes get the feeling that I wanna get prego again, but I'm just loving the stage of my sons right now and I dunno yet..its hard.


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