Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cherished Maternity Photos

On this date when Lily was here in 2009, I was 25 weeks pregnant and had a fun maternity photo shoot with my sister, Emma, and our cousin, Anna. I realized that I don't think I've ever shared all my photos from that day here on my blog. I usually share my favorites, but any and all photos from Lily's life are cherished (even those with bad lighting or that are unflattering of me), and another piece of her I can share, so here ya go. :) :) :) 💕

my absolute favorite maternity photo

I love this silly photo ;)

my mother's beautiful porch decorating

making hearts over my Lily-belly

with my sister, Emma (a.k.a. "Bub")

with my cousin, Anna

Loads of empathy and support ;)

When I shared this photo on Facebook at the time, my mom commented and said "My lovely Rose! :)"
And I responded and said, "You're just too prec! ;) Now, I'm waiting on my lovely Lily!"

what joy she brought/brings me! :)

I shared a few of these pictures on my blog when we first took them and wrote this (also mentioning the appointment where the ultrasound photos below were taken):

"As of Sunday, I am in my 25th week of pregnancy. My cousin Anna was down visiting from Virginia for the weekend so she, my sister, and I had a little photo shoot. It's so fun to see how much my belly has grown in such a short amount of time! I had an appointment with my Dr. last Tuesday and he said Lily is already 2 pounds and over a foot long! He checked her heart, brain, lungs, among other things and said she is very healthy! She's growing at the right speed and is quite active these days! As of now, Lily is definitely an early riser, waking me in the mornings with all sorts of squirming and kicking around. If this is any indication of what's to come, I better change my sleeping patterns now to get ready for this wild child! All my tests have come back healthy thus far as well. On December 21st, I'll be getting tested for gestational diabetes. Anyways, I'll give more of an update later about what's been going on in my pregnancy these last few weeks. It's quite an exciting time!!"

Here is only the sweetest little girl and one of the best ultrasound photos ever! This was on November 24, 2009, when I was 24 weeks 2 days pregnant. Lily was looking right at us, as if she was saying "Hi Mommy" (which as you can see, my doctor wrote that). All my ultrasound photos and video mean so much to me, especially since I didn't get to meet Lily alive. But live she did! Can you see her sweet face? :)

And here is Lily waving at her mommy! Look at those precious, tiny fingers!

It's special knowing that these belly pictures are from almost the same day that Lily was waving at her mommy in the womb. That's how big she was!



  1. AAALLLLL of those photos are beautiful and faltering!
    PRECIOUS, so precious.
    Praying for you, sister.

    Love you!
    Tina...Lillian Judith Joy's Mom

    1. Aww thank you... I'm glad I have them! :) Love you too! ❤️


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