We just got back from our Babymoon in the Rocky Mountains. We stayed at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, it was a fairy tale! We started our weekend getaway at the Comic Expo in Calgary, Alberta, saw the new Avengers movie in a super fancy theatre with reclining leather seats, then went to Lake Louise for maternity photos and massages. It was such a fun weekend!
This was my second time going to Comic-Con while pregnant, you can read my post all about the first time here. It was our first time going without children, and let me tell you, it was way more fun! No strollers or diapers or waiting for elevators or carrying heavy bags full of snacks. We got to walk as slow as we wanted and look at things and talk to people. We dressed up as Leeloo and Korben Dallas, and I was honestly a bit nervous about exposing my giant pregnant belly, but it was actually really fun. I got so many comments and photos, people loved it!
Even though it was technically spring time and late April, we got to experience a good Canadian blizzard. Not what I was hoping for, but I think it deterred people from visiting Lake Louise, so we were able to get beautiful photos without fighting hoards of tourists for a spot in front of the (snow covered) lake. I was hoping for beautiful turquoise water but the snow and ice look kinda cool, anyway!
This was my husband’s third time doing my maternity photos, he just keeps getting better and better! I am totally a DIYer when it comes to these sorts of things, and I wrote a post about how to do your own maternity photo shoot last time I was pregnant in the Badlands, you can read it here. I ordered the dress on eBay but had to sew it myself to take it in because, once again, I overestimated how big I am (I keep thinking I’m an XL when I’m more of an XS pregnant lady. Body dysmorphia at its finest!). I had been saving a few screenshots of pretty poses I liked that really highlighted the bump, so I just kept doing those and he kept snapping pics. It was cold, windy and super bright, but in the end we got some beautiful shots!
Staying at the Fairmont Cheateau Lake Louise was a dream! To our delight we were upgraded to a Junior Suite, complete with private lounge with food and drinks and games. The view from our room was incredible (check it out on my Instagram!); the experience was truly once in a lifetime. We have visited Lake Louise many times before but never stayed as a guest in the hotel, what a beautiful memory!
Now that we are back home with just a few weeks before the baby arrives, I am starting to feel more nervous about getting everything done in time. The nursery just requires a few finishing touches (full reveal coming soon), the hospital bag is almost packed (I’ll post about that one, too!), and we need to go buy a new vehicle that can fit three car seats. At some point I need to get some food prepping done for postpartum, but that’s last on the list. Wish me luck!
PS: I chose the dress for the maternity photos to correspond with the theme of the nursery…another hint is the blanket I crocheted here…any guesses?!
Maternity Photo Shoot Dress: eBay
Camera used for Maternity Photo Shoot: Olympus O-MD E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm IIR lens