Friday, August 2, 2013

Fleeting stage of parenthood

As hard as the last few weeks of pregnancy is, and as anxious as I am to have my son in my arms, I know I will miss this fleeting stage of life. The little jolts and kicks, a constant reminder that I am growing this baby inside of me. And not to mention the sweet and humble smiles and help given by complete strangers at the grocery store, bank, church, etc. I know the next couple of weeks will be physically and emotionally tough but I am confident in my role as a mother and can't wait for this journey to start. I am so happy we've had many opportunities to capture this fleeting stage of parenthood through blog posts and photos. Thanks to Chris at Hat Creek Photography for these great memories! (I was 36w5d in the outdoor photos and 38w1d in the indoor ones)






I bought that glass little whale just a few weeks before we found out we were pregnant. I found it at a thrift store in Dallas and for some reason was so drawn to it. Now I know that reason...










Below is one of my favorite pictures...I had to use the arrow to cover up his name though :)





Now come on baby Hart... I think August 2nd is a great birthday!

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37 comments:

Tennille said...

You are such a beautiful mama to be! Enjoy your last few days of pregnancy... not long until you will have sweet baby Hart in your arms :) Wishing you a safe and easy labour

tricia said...

Oh, I just LOVE these photos, mama! You are stunning. I know the last few weeks can be SO hard - you're just so ready to meet that little precious one! Savor the quiet time and go get a pedicure. ;) Hugs!

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

These are just beautiful! Can't wait to hear of his arrival!

Carolyn said...

So cute! :) These pictures are adorable!!!

Megan R. said...

These are gorgeous! What a treasure for you and for your son to look at in the years to come! <3

Mason's Mama said...

Precious, precious pictures! You are so darling!

Candice Williams said...

Ruthie, you are SUCH a beauty. Seriously. Yo are just stunning. Your hair is perfection!! You Re seriously the cutest pregnant woman ... And I've seen A LOT of pregnant women. Had I been half as cute as you while pregnant I would gladly have ten kids :)

Cori @ Everyday Enchanted said...

These photos are precious! Come on Baby Hart!

Lauren said...

You - look - amazing! I have so enjoyed reading your posts throughout this pregnancy and know you guys will be awesome parents. Can't wait for baby H to get here, and to see pics!

still being [molly] said...

wow ruthie you really look amazing. pregnancy looks good on you, girl!!! on the homestretch! we'll both be holding our little ones so soon!!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

You wanna know something??? With my boy, I specifically prayed that he would be born on a Saturday...it was when my husband would be home, wouldn't have to miss work, and some other "convenient details"....And wouldn't you know, I woke up in labor just minutes after midnight on that specific day. Point being, I'll pray that it's today for you. ;)

I can't wait to see you as a mother...I have no doubt you'll excell tremendously!!! Hugs!

Pamela said...

Awww :) Love all the pictures, especially the ones in yalls home!

Amanda said...

These are just precious Ruthie, I love that y'all had the second set done in your home. You are so gorgeous and I can't wait to meet handsome baby H!

Casey said...

So, so cute!! Love every single shot! Come on baby Hart! :)

michelle said...

love these pictures! baby hart, time to come meet the world!

Jessica said...

you are beautiful!! Loved ALL the pictures!! Come on Baby hart - Mom & Dad are waiting for you!!!!

Bridget said...

Adorable!!! So cute...I really like them all!!!!

Lauren said...

Love these pics!! So adorable. It's going to be so great to look back at these when he's leaving for college... So crazy to think the time will probably fly. In fact, I'm not even going to think about it because it makes me teary-eyed to think just how fast the time has gone already with my kiddos. I love looking at my old maternity photos, I'm seriously in amazement of them.

ashleigh said...

oh my goodness. you are all belly..allllll belly
you are the cutest little thing eva

Lauren H Edmondson said...

absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the ones in your bedroom & the nursery. can't wait for the big guy to make his arrival!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Ruthie you look beautiful!! I love these photos and I know you'll cherish them for years to come :) Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Holly Perkins said...

Beautiful pictures Ruthie! I can't wait for baby Hart to arrive! Sending good labor vibes your way! lol... : )

Elaine said...

You look beautiful! Best of luck on a safe and speedy delivery :)

Celeste said...

You are SO very gorgeous! And you are right on...even though the last few weeks is so uncomfortable and you're so ready for them to just be here already, I really do miss it. I miss his little kicks and punches, and exactly what you said...the overall kindness of strangers. But having him here is so much better, and I can't WAIT for you to experience it! Good luck little Mama!!!

Jenna E said...

Oh my goodness these are some of the best maternity photos yet! You are the most perfect pregnant woman.

Angie said...

I just love all the photos
You truly do look beautiful. Pregnancy suits you.

Megan C said...

These turned out great! You look precious! I'm taking my maternity pictures today and again in two weeks, I'm so excited but nervous too :)

themosbysinchina said...

So beautifuL! Can't wait to see baby!!! Pretty soon you'll have family pics up!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Just beautiful!!!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

Ruthie, these are so great! You look amazing.

aubrey kinch said...

Friend, these shots are all so stunning!

Can't wait to "meet" Baby Hart SO SOON!

xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous as ever Ruthie! Lovely pictures!

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

I am constantly blown away by how gorgeous you are. Come on Baby Hart! The world is anxiously awaiting your arrival!

Wonderful pics Ruthie!

Amber @ My Life in High Heels said...

Amazing pictures. Such a stylish mama to be

kk @ the mom diggity said...

STOP BEING SO CUTE!!!! I'm absolutely in love with every single one of these pictures!!!!!! Can't wait to meet your sweet guy!

Heather Leigh said...

EEEK!!! So excited for you dearest girl!! Love the photo's. You are just so darn gorgeous. =D

Brooke Hamilton said...

GORGEOUS mama!!!

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