I wanted to share some of the pictures from our family maternity session with Brianna Lauren Photography before Baby C was born. I have a love/hate relationship with these photos. On one hand, I LOVE the work that Brianna did and the pictures look wonderful. On the other hand, I have a hard time dealing with my swollen face and the extra weight that I gained because of the preeclampsia.
So, why do I share them?
Because, this is my real life :) This is a part of our history that I can't repeat or do-over. Yes, I wish I could say that I only gained 20-25lbs. like with my other pregnancies, but I didn't. By the end, I felt like a swollen whale wobbling around, but the result was our beautiful baby boy. And, thankfully, the water weight seems to disappear quickly. I'd take a picture to show you, but let's face it - I haven't showered and I can't remember the last time I put on make-up outside of church...so, we'll save that picture for another day!