Lucky #3

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Photo Life | 2 Comments
This is my “sorry that I haven’t been blogging more but this is why” post.  We are due with #3 in February! Yes, that’s right, another February baby, the girls will be 5 and 7 that month. 
I’ll admit that I’m a bit apprehensive about that big gap and starting all over with a new baby, but I must confess it’s nice to have kids that are old enough to watch a movie by themselves for an hour while I have a nap.

When I was pregnant with A, I dodged the camera so successfully that I only have one photo of myself for the whole nine months.  I was just so unhappy with how I looked.  I don’t have time for that nonsense this time around. Yes, thanks to two previous pregnancies, I have a diastasis recti and an umbilical hernia, giving me the super power of looking twice as pregnant as I am. But this is me, and this is my family, and there is always beauty in these moments. I think that’s meant to be a pep talk. Don’t hide from the camera, mamas! (although learning to take a good selfie so that you can throw out the unflattering photos is a great survival skill. I took all these myself with the timer and tripod)

In other news, our giant plum tree is in full swing. I realized that I had a ton of homemade plum sauce left in the basement still, and that my energy is limited, so I helped a friend pick a box of plums so that I didn’t have to feel guilty about them.

But that still left lots for my little foragers to find.

And that’s us. How has your summer been going? I can’t believe ours is half over already.


  1. Mary Jane Hathaway
    July 31, 2016

    Beautiful pictures and I totally agree. Nobody has time for the whining. None of us are supermodels. :) During my sixth pregnancy, I felt like a house. (Okay, not "felt". Rather I "was".)I made sure I got some good pictures, even at the very end when I was constantly sweating!

    Two of mine are four years apart, while most of the others are 2 or less. They get along just fine and I miraculously didn't lose all my baby knowledge between those two.

    Have a wonderful pregnancy!

  2. Nicole
    August 6, 2016

    Excited for you Hanna! February is a good baby month, two of mine were born that month:) Childbearing leaves it's mark for sure but it is so worth it and gets more precious every time… Hopefully you weren't so ill this time?


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