Photography: Lauren Iwen Photography
^I literally cannot say enough nice things about Lauren! She is based in the West Valley with a simply gorgeous in home studio. Look her up if you need maternity, newborn or milestone photos^
People told me that it would happen + maybe I was just in denial… *MAMAS listen up: Your bump gets bigger so much faster the second time around! Holy Cannoli!
Last pregnancy I slid by with just a few staple maternity staple pieces here + there but this time I am all about comfort with this growing belly. It’s already warming up in Phoenix I am in a totally different season than when I was prego with Ryker. I was introduced to PinkBlush maternity clothing last pregnancy + knew that I would find versatile dresses that I can wear with heels at church + then throw on sneakers for zoo days.
Personally, I love maternity dresses over any other style because I stay SO much cooler + can always layer up with a cute cardigan or boots if the weather becomes a little indecisive – as it tends to do during spring in the desert. I am also digging the kimono trend during pregnancy too because I think it flatters every body type!
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If you have watched my instagram stories or highlights at all you would see my huge vent about having to change doctors so late in my pregnancy. WOOF. For the past 5 years I have been seeing a OB specializing in infertility + love him. He worked with us through so many obstacles + helped safely get Ryker here so of course I trust him. But when at 28 weeks he sat me down + told me he needed to transfer my care to Maternal Fetal Medicine I was more than shocked. I went in for a Rhogam shot + left without a doctor 🙁
There were several reasons I needed to see a Perinatologist instead + I understood that but man did my anxiety hit the roof. We had an appointment set up for a week later but the new doctors called the next day asking me to come in.
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My mind started during dark; thinking of all the reasons I needed to be seen sooner rather than wait the weekend + by the time we got to the office I had a pit in my stomach. I was not calm or kind to say the least. I was crying + anxious the entire appointment. Basically, after 4 hours I felt so uncomfortable there + called my normal OBGYN. He confirmed that this was not the doctor or practice I was suppose to see + we worked everything out.
3 day later I had my new doctor + we totally jived. He was even chill when Ryker proclaimed loudly “POOOOPP!!!” + proceeded to strip his pants + rip off his diaper >nice timing kid< We all had a good laugh! I knew this doc was going to fit in with everything we need + help keep my baby boy safe. This MFM practice usually consults out to other physicians + take just a handful of mamas to deliver + care for personally so we felt the Lord’s hand in everything.
here’s to 10 more beautiful + wild weeks of pregnancy