There are four stages for enjoying a happy event:
— anticipation (looking forward to it)
— savoring (enjoying it in the moment)
— expression (sharing your pleasure with others)
— reflection (looking back on happy times –
which is why it may be a good idea to take pictures,
keep a one-sentence journal, collect mementos, etc.)
– Gretchen Rubin
Author, The Happiness Project
Here are the much requested photos of the baby bump! And I had to get my daughter in a lobster bib. . . not once, but twice! And oh, look – Junior wanted some blueberry pie to eat. Yum!
How do you like that baby bump? What’s that you say? She’s starting her sixth month and that’s it? Yep, that’s it. Of course being as tall as she is helps quite a bit, plus all her exercise and fitness. I’m 6″ shorter; by that point in my pregnancy I looked like I swallowed a volleyball.
She’s looking good though and she felt good for the trip. I had warned her that I’d be taking pictures, so she was a good sport about it.
As for nurturing my creativity, some nights it’s fun to just sit and work on photos. It’s fun (and nurturing) to look through them, process them without a lot of correction, and simply enjoy reliving the moment they were taken. The quote above was from Gretchen Rubin’s blog and the post can be read in its entirety here. Tonight was expression and reflection of a happy memory and fun with my daughter before the baby comes.
I’m not sure which one is my favorite, but I think her holding the blueberry pie is the one I like best. She has such a pretty expression on her face!
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I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com.
Thanks for sharing these special pictures. She is in such great shape no wonder she looks so fabulous. Being only 5′ myself I looked enormous at that stage already. She is a very pretty girl and looks very happy.
Thanks Darlene. I think you’re right about how happy she looks. She was in a really good mood all weekend and it was so nice to be together (as you know from your own family).
Yeah, us short people do show the world how pregnant we can look!
She’s got that pregnancy glow! Congratulations!! :)
Congratulations! Your daughter looks great! Ellie
She really does look great – I’m impressed with how well she’s doing. Of course, between her diet and exercise, I’m not surprised.
Yayyyyy for baby bumps :).
I agree! They really are a treasure, both present and future.
She is beautiful! We can’t say that too many times, can we? :)
No, but that’s okay. I don’t mind hearing it either! And she really is pretty, more so than I was at that age.
I bet she, and your honey, would disagree with that part. ;)
Naomi used my comment! Your daughter is beautiful. Love these shots.
Thank you! I enjoyed putting them together too.
She’s beautiful, Nancy–just glowing! I’m so happy for you both!
Thanks Naomi! It’s hard to believe she’s old enough to be married and have a baby. But she is. . .