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FORTY WEEKS

Posted on: Saturday


His due date has come and gone, and still we wait for his birthday to be revealed.  We've washed the baby clothes, stocked up on cloth diaper covers, and folded the swaddles.  The birth tub sits in the hallway next to a stack of old towels, waiting to be inflated.  The fridge and cupboards brim with food (& the freezer with ice cream).  And in these chilly February days, we wait.

My sister Emmy is visiting for a few days to help around the house and hopefully assist in "catching" the baby when the time comes.  With everything prepared at home, we've been trying to get out and venture around the city as much as possible these past couple of days.  Uptown, downtown, museum mile, grocery shopping, subway adventures.. we are making the rounds of NYC, and hoping to coax this little boy out while we're at it by walking as much as humanly possible.  Biet is simply smitten with our new adventure partner (and also with the sudden influx of delicious home-cooked meals and freshly-baked cookies that she has infused our apartment with), and I love laying here in bed at the end of the day knowing that my big sister is in just the next room, instead of across the country.

Emmy and Gaby helped me with my forty week photo shoot in our living room, and I am overwhelmed with the results.  It may take me a while to filter through and pick out my favorites, but I am instantly in love with this shot- with this captured moment between Biet and I.  She will be such a treasure of a sister.  I also see my bulging pregnant belly and I know that no matter how fiercely I long to see this little boy's face (and let me tell you, I am absolutely dying to meet him), I will miss being pregnant when it is over.  These last few days are truly a sacred time.

30 COMMENTS:

  1. So breathtakingly beautiful! Relish these last special days of your pregnancy and the comfort of your sister's presence. Wishing you a calm joyous birth of your new little angel :) x

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  2. This is a BEAUTIFUL photo! I'm seriously in love with it. I wish I looked as good as you and I'm only 35 weeks. Good luck!

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  3. .....seriously though, where are your stretch marks? That's just not fair!

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  4. Wow! Absolutely stunning, hope you don't have to wait too much longer.

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  5. You look absolutely stunning.
    Hope you welcome him into the world soon! Excited to see pictures.

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Oh, the light! What a gorgeous bump, mama and girl!

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  7. Such an incredible photo. You are such a beautiful mama!
    xx

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  8. beautiful, belle. can't wait to here news of the little man! thinking of you guys until then. xo

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  9. absolutely adore this photograph! I'm excited to see your new wee one :)

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful photo!

    -Lexy

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  11. I've discovered your blog lately and have loved looking at your pictures! Can't wait to see that you've had your little baby boy and see all of his beautiful pictures too!

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  12. Found you via Che&Fidel and the 52 Project. This is a stunning picture and these are special moments before no2 comes along - grab every last second just with your little girl while you still can. Best wishes for a safe and happy delivery soon! x

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  13. what a breathtaking photo! you look fantastic at 40 weeks! such a beautiful moment you captured. Can't wait to hear all about the birth -- good luck!!
    <3 lisa

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  14. This photo is pure magic - you three together, one cocooned from the world. How beautiful!

    Wishing you an amazing birthing journey with your little boy x

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  15. what a fantastic shot! Gorgeous! You will treasure this one for sure. I'm so glad you made it to 40 weeks too because I was so looking forward to seeing the shoot. :) Take care during this wonderful, exciting time!

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  16. gorgeous photo and honest capture of you and your little love. thank you for sharing. i cannot wait to meet your new one when he arrives and you post about it!

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  17. Just an amazing shot. Good luck, I hope all goes well and you get to meet your little boy soon!

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  18. Thinking of you and look forward to your news.
    That photo is breathtaking. X

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  19. Such a lovely photo,your daughter is absolutely beautiful!! How do you pronounce her name?

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  20. wow, that must be the most gorgeous maternity picture I've ever seen! You looks so beautiful and the interaction between you and Biet is beyond words! Wishing you lots of luck with the delivery and hope you get to meet your little man soon ...

    love from Belgium,

    Cindy

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  21. Anonymous1:50:00 PM

    This is a wonderful picture.

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  22. this picture is stunning! good luck!

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  23. miss you so much guys, can't wait to see the new one... sending good energy and prayers!

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  24. Oh my goodness - this photo is perfect. Erick and I debated so much over doing a shirtless one and decided in the end to not post it, but now I'm definitely kicking myself! I admire your courage and bravery to post something so beautiful. I'm hoping I can gather the same to post a few of ours later on. You look gorgeous x

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  25. Wonderful picture and light.

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  26. Beautiful photos! Wishing you a safe and happy birth-- and some wonderful last few days with Biet.

    xx Katie

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