Friday, May 4

{BabyBelly}+Giveaway










These pictures were taken in April 2010,  
just a couple weeks before 
Zion's big debut.
They were a gift from a precious friend,
and taken by Indigo Foto.
This is the very first time I'm sharing them.

I didn't love being pregnant,
but I loved knowing I was going to be a mother.
It was a hard road to travel being that 
I had just got into the best shape I'd been in for years!

Now when I look at these pictures,
almost two full years later,
I wish I could go back there.
I'm nostalgic.

There is nothing quite like the wonder
of carrying a child in your womb.


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44 comments:

  1. Being pregnant was not my favorite thing, being honest. I'm a very high risk pregnancy and have had three life-threatening situations as a result of pregnancy...but HAVING the baby was an AMAZING part of the process!!!  :)

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  2. Courtney!!! These are beautiful! I love baby belly photos....You look stunning!

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  3. You seriously look AMAZING! Let me tell you, I did not look like that right before my son was born :) Makes me want to be pregnant again too!

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  4. Laura @ Our ReflectionMay 04, 2012

    I absolutely LOVED every second of it. No that my youngest is 7, I sometimes get that itch for another. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. SongbirdsandbuttonsMay 04, 2012

    I loved being pregnant because I adored the idea of growing a little babe. Such a beautiful thing!

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  6. I really didn't love being pregnant either... I feel like that's not popular to say outloud... I just wanted my baby to be here and not make my back hurt :) It is truly amazing what we as women are able to do, I just tried to remind myself of that throughout my pregnancy! Your belly was gorgeous - I love that each woman carries in her own unique way, what a special gift your friend gave to you with these pictures! 

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  7. Kristina TorrejonMay 04, 2012

    I really do enjoy being pregnant...not necessarily all the "issues" that come with it, but I love growing my babies :) 

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  8. I love your new header and of course, the pictures :) Hope you're having a great day! Just wanted to drop in since I don't bump into you at the M2R events anymore.

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  9. Girlfriend. You are/were just GORGEOUS. LOVED every shot. These will be lovely for sweet Zion to look back on!

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  10. AndrearichmondMay 04, 2012

    You looked Fantastic!  I love the first shot.

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  11. Absolutely stunning and I can see the love in your husband's eyes.  You are so lucky to have these.  I had scheduled a shoot for maternity pictures but ended up delivering the boys  a week before the appointment.  Now all I have are a couple of blurry handheld shots.  Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I am a newlywed who's getting baby fever.  My husband says he thinks I'm going to look so hot as a preggo.  Thing is I already pee alot, have super weird cravings, and am crazy emotional.  So I think it might be a roller coaster.  But fun that people are so nice to you and supportive.

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  13. itsgreattobeMay 04, 2012

    These are great pictures... ones to cherish. Your blog has some great pictures... are they all professional? The one with your husband holding the yoga ball made me laugh! #VoiceBok

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  14. itsgreattobeMay 04, 2012

    Gorgeous pics! Ones to cherish for a lifetime.

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  15. Beautiful pictures!!!! So sweet! I never did this with any of my pregnancies and each time I see gorgeous pictures I wish that I had done it! Thanks so much for sharing them! 

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  16. Jenn MillardMay 04, 2012

    So lovely! I miss being pregnant sometimes too! My first went by so fast (he was born at 33 weeks so I didn't get to the "really big" part), and then with DD I was scared the whole time something was going to happen so I didn't get to enjoy it much... Ah well, I'm making up for it now :-)

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  17. Beautiful pictures! I love the one with the exercise ball! I had such a hard pregnancy. I said many, many a time that I would never do it again but I find myself struggling to abide by that now that Jack is here ;)

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  18. Wow, these pictures are beautiful. What a lovely keepsake to have.

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  19. Yesenia AlbitreMay 05, 2012

    Hi Courtney, these are beautiful pictures! I'm newbie to blogging found your blog via your host for May Day Follow Fest- and love what you've done with your space* These images are just lovely, a great reflection of what it means to be a woman. No insecurities allowed here, you look great. 

    Thank you for sharing.

    ~Yesenia

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  20. Your pictures are beautiful. I'm still kicking myself for not having maternity pictures taken. I always liked being pregnant after everything was over and done. I look back and miss those times, the belly. I was lucky and never sick but some days I was just done. 

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  21. Great pictures! I think maternity pictures really show how happy and excited the parents are. :)

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  22. Also, I'm not even thinking about being pregnant anytime soon lol, but I think I will love how my (future) husband looks at me when I am. :)

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  23. I hope I'll love the next time more than the first…we'll see!

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  24. Thank you for your sweet comments Kay!

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  25. Thanks Anne! I've been busy doing so much stuff I haven't had a chance to get on M2R often..but I'm trying to get there more! Glad you came by!

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  26. I do feel very lucky to have them now! Thanks for your comments!

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  27. They actually are mostly amateur! Thanks for asking!

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  28. Thanks for coming to check them out Kathy!

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  29. Definitely the end result is worth all the struggle, and it makes us crazy enough to do it all over, right!?

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  30. Thank you so much Yesenia. Very sweet of you!

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  31. Well I guess it's good that you've been busy but when you have time come back to voiceBoks :) There are sooo many new faces and of course, I love seeing old ones like yours (not that you look old... oh you know what I mean, Courtney! :D Haha, hope you had an awesome weekend with the kiddo!

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  32. i love all the baby belly pictures!! super adorable. 

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  33. Thanks Anne! :) I will stick around for sure!

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  34. Thank you so much Jessica! :)

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO