Friday, April 6, 2012

Maternity Photos and Thoughts on Meeting My Boy

I am beyond thrilled with how these photos turned out. We had the privilege of having the marvelously talented Lindsey Stewart from Green Apple Photography come to our home and take some photographs of us and the growing bump. 
I'll be honest, I'm not the most photogenic person, but she really knows how to capture people in their raw element and she always makes us feel so comfortable and relaxed. She also took the photographs for our wedding and they turned out outrageously superb as well. She has a gift. Period. 
If you are in the Salt Lake/ Utah County area and need an uber-talented photographer, Lindsey is your gal.
Feast your eyes on these bad boys.

To see more photos from our lovely shoot visit Lindsey's blog.

I had a moment today. I was watching my little boy squirm around inside my belly and I started to tear up. There is actually a human inside of me and he is my son, and he's going to be here in a couple of weeks.

It hit me, I'm ready.

I'm ready to meet him. I'm so ready to see his little face for the first time and give him kisses. I'm ready to be his mom and teach him and watch him grow.

I'm just so ready.

Noah and I were talking tonight about how excited we are for him to arrive. We can't wait to be his parents. Although this world is scary and there is so much that could potentially hurt him, we feel privileged to be the ones that get to teach him and be good examples for him.
I also realized today how much I want to remember this time. It's so perfect. Waiting anxiously for my boy to be born. Packing the hospital bags. Getting all of his necessary things ready for him. Just knowing that any day now the contractions could start and I could be on my way to the hospital is so exciting.
 I love this time of preparation and waiting.

I'm ready for you Finn. I'm ready to be your mama. I won't be perfect, but by golly I will do my best.
I love you son, and I can't wait to meet you.

Hurry quick, we're getting antsy over here!


  1. This is such a tender sweet post, it really is crazy there is a little human in there! The pictures are gorgeous, so cozy and everything maternity photos should be.

  2. These are so beautiful!! Very special!

  3. ok no more writing like this. i can't start the day crying.

  4. these pictures are perfect.
    also,i want your puppy, adorable.
    i'm so excited for you, my friend just had a baby a few weeks ago, just so sweet.


  5. This was so sweet Allyssa! I'm so excited for both of you, and I know you are going to be amazing parents. I have always been impressed with the connection you two have. Finn is a lucky to have you, and you are lucky to have him!

  6. You guys are too cute! I'm dying over your adorable bump. Isn't Lindsey the best? I love everything she does. Xo

  7. hey girly, nominated you for an award today on my post, check it out!

  8. WOW! These photos are adorable! You guys look so in love and your dog is the cutest dog ever!

  9. I can't even tell you how excited I am for you. Like you said, try to remember this time. I love having my baby girl here, but I also loved those few weeks before she came. The anticipation and preparation is so much fun! You are going to be such a wonderful mother. Hang in there and let me know if you need anything!! :)

  10. I am soooooo jealous. I took 1 shot when I was pregnant with my first daughter, 1!!!!!! I was so sick it never occurred to me. I probably took 3 with Lila and I think none with Ethan, so lame. You look so beautiful and I love these shots, your excitement is contagious, can't wait.

  11. you are so sweet, thank you!! and i adore this look beautiful! wonderful photos :) xo

  12. These photos are beautiful. Such a cute post.

  13. These are so cute! I love how you did them in your home. I can't wait for you to meet your little guy. Such fun times ahead.

  14. These are seriously beautiful! I never had any taken because I went into labor the day I was supposed to have my shoot. The one where the photographer is sort of peaking around the corner is adorable.

  15. Wow. I went through your maternity photos and felt an enormous mix of jealousy, love, hope, and yearning, and enamor. She captured the emotion so beautifully. Congratulations on your darling baby boy.