Bump Watch: 37 Weeks

by Danielle on January 23, 2013

in fashion, pregnancy

A few weeks ago while we were on holidays I had a moment of weakness while shopping with my sisters. They were all in the change room trying on new swimmers and I thought to myself why am I trying to squeeze into this ugly maternity swimsuit when I could spend the next few weeks looking and feeling good in something fabulous. I called the shop assistant over and we walked around gave her my requirements {big boobs/ good support, transition from maternity to breastfeeding, good quality} and then walked around the shop picking a few different styles in different colours. Ten minutes later I walked out of the shop sporting a brand new bikini with my wallet feeling a hell of a lot lighter.

I’ve had a funny feeling about this week. That this journey is coming to an end faster then we realise and I just knew deep down this week was going to creep up and kick me in the arse and Oh boy, has it done just that.

I really wanted to capture a few raw images of my belly, bikini and all before this pregnancy comes to an end so earlier in the week while Mum & Dad were entertaining the kids I snuck off to one of my secret spots to do just that.

My belly just seems to be getting bigger and bigger and it’s all baby, there is seriously nothing else to me and I have no idea how this kid can just keep on growing but each day it just seems to keep on going. I really wish I’d got my act together and taken these photos last week because this week pregnancy has really hit  my face is starting to look a little tired, my legs have doubled in size and my ankles are disappearing fast, the joys of pregnancy. At 37 weeks I guess I can’t really complain can I.

37.24 The girls brought me this dress for christmas and it’s so light and comfortable that I bribed my sister to tell me where it came from and I seriously could have found the motivation to walk down the hill and buy ten more.
37.8 37.11 37.19 37.22 37.1

In this moment of peace I wonder about our journey and how this pregnancy really has stretched me to my limits in more ways then I thought possible and how the arrival of this new baby will change our lives and do we know exactly what we have got ourselves into.

I bump into people on the street and they talk about how hard life is going to be and how crazy life with four kids is but I honestly have never felt that with any of our kids and truly believe it comes down to your temperament and your form of parenting style. If you are a cool, calm and collected person that is exactly what your children are going to pick up on too, if you stress about every detail and focus on all of the negatives in life then it’s not really anybodies fault but your own.

 This year I’m discovering more and more that life is about balance and how you control it. Balance in your home, balance in your marriage and balancing the world around you and if all else fails..the land of wishful thinking is a magical little world to live in, right?

FYI – The swimmers were totally worth the investment.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

BabyMacBeth January 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm

GLORIOUS! You look fabulous. Good luck with the next bit, what a lovely tribute to pregnancy and the end of your journey in it. Sending you lots of love x

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Beck January 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I am a Mother of four and it’s such a joy !! Enjoy the last few weeks/days of your pregnancy and good luck with the birth. Believe me, number four fits into the family with ease and is such a precious member you will think that he/she has always been around. Best wishes xx

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Emily Trawn January 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm

You look amazing Dani! I only wish I looked as gorgeous as you when I was pregnant… Such beautiful shots!
As for the ’4 kids will be hard’ I agree with you. If your calm, everything is easier. Kids pick up on everything & your 3 thus far are a prime example of how going with the flow really does make things easier.
Best of luck with the new addition… Can’t wait to see pics of the little guy/girl ;) xxxxx

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Rhi @ Hummingbird's Song January 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Good on you Dani! You look just beautiful. And that background! What a perfect location for a photo shoot! xx

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Tabi January 23, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Simply gorgeous Dani, I was thinking the other day what a joy it has to watch you grow from young mum to a gorgeous woman, with the world at your feet. It’s been wonderful watching you grow ❤

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Jess @ myheartisyourhome January 23, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Dani these are just so breathtakingly beautiful!
The scenery, the bump, you! Amazing!
xx

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Talia January 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm

You look wonderful!

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Alex January 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm

What a beautiful post and location. Good luck with what’s coming next, love your stories and pictures.

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Bettina January 24, 2013 at 5:51 am

You look amazing! Bikini and dress, both winners! Can’t wait to see you little Mr or Miss.

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lecinda @ bohemian beautiful January 24, 2013 at 8:53 am

You are one hot mama!! that bikini looks awesome on you!! and only a few more weeks to go sporting your baby bump too =) xo

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Cassie Nguyen January 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

Gosh, this is a beautiful post, Danielle. You look so, absolutely gorgeous and it’s so special for you to have shared that beautiful bump with us. I haven’t been clucky in the *slightest* until I saw this post. Your photos remind me of that time – feeling so big and so full of baby, but full of BABY! Our bodies grow little people. Unreal.

I don’t think I’d ever feel confident enough to post in this manner, but you inspire confidence in the way you share your life and your thoughts with us. Thank you!!!

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Lisa January 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

such a beautiful bump! You look gorgeous. Screw people, they say all sorts of stupid things at times. You will be wonderful as a mum of four.
xo

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Sarah Owen-Green January 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Stunning!!! You look amazing. And you are 10000% right. Balance is key. As is being the most chilled out parent you can be… Because there is nothing quite like a chilled out kid :-) or four! Hehe.

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Melissa {Suger} January 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Dude, you’re way too good-looking. xox

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