Thursday, April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 8 Months Pregnany vs. Now

Originally I had planned to post some photos from our Spring photo shoot today, but as I was going through them I realized there are way too many good ones, and I need some more time to narrow down my favorites. Otherwise I'd just blast you guys with 300+ pictures, and that could be a little overwhelming... 

When we took the photos I decided I wanted to reenact a few of my favorite poses from my maternity shoot so I could do a before & after collage (you know how I love collages!), and this is what I came up with. I absolutely love the way these turned out.

The photos on the left were taken almost exactly a year ago, when I was 8 months pregnant and still a whole month away from meeting Ezzy. (Longest month EVER!) I remember not wanting to even do the maternity shoot that day, and feeling like we had waited too long and I was too huge to want my picture taken. Of course, once it was done, I was so glad I went because we got hundreds of beautiful photos that perfectly captured that special phase of our lives. 

The photos on the right were taken a few weeks ago. Never in my life would I have been able to comprehend a year ago the amount of love I would feel for both of these guys today. My love for each of them just keeps growing. I remember having no idea what to expect about parenthood or Ezzy. Honestly it's been easier than I imagined (knock on wood). I think there's something about parenthood that makes you quickly forget the difficult times (like labor/delivery, not sleeping, crying fits, diaper blowouts) and focus on the good. Ezzy is such a happy, curious, giggly, chatter box little boy. Every day Joe and I feel so lucky to be his parents. I still can't get over what a dapper little gentleman he looks like in these pictures. It's crazy how much can change in a year!

(Disclaimer: you'll have to pardon me if I get more nostalgic as the month goes on, I still can't believe my baby is almost one!)


  1. Aww so sweet! I am bummed I didn't get the chance to do my maternity photos because Aria came at 34 weeks, we were going to get them done at 35 weeks. Clearly she didn't want her picture taken in utero =) Love that you reenacted them.

    1. Aww, she had her own agenda! I'm glad everything went alright with her being early though. The bright side of that is you didn't spend the last two weeks of your pregnancy answering daily texts about whether or not you were in labor ;) Ezzy was a little over a week late, so I got a lot of those.