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DIY Winter Maternity Photoshoot

DIY Winter Maternity Photoshoot…We recently did our pandemic friendly, outdoor winter maternity photoshoot, and it was a resounding success! This isn’t our first DIY photoshoot; my husband and I have now done four of these together, and I think we get better every time. Normally we try to plan the photoshoot around a babymoon or trip so that the location is somewhere special, but because of the situation the world is in right now, we had to come up with an idea that was close to home, socially distant, and safe to bring the kids with us…

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Winter Mountain Lake Maternity Photo Shoot

Winter Mountain Lake Maternity Photo Shoot…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…

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How to Take in a Maternity Shirt

How to Take in a Maternity Shirt…When I was pregnant with my first baby, I wanted to wear unique vintage maternity clothes but found them to be way too expensive. So, I sewed my own maternity shirts using a real vintage pattern. I had been doing bikini competitions and actually had to gain weight to get pregnant, so because I was already feeling pretty large, I presumed I would be an XXXL pregnant lady. I got the largest pattern I could find and extended the pattern to make it even bigger.  Well, turns out I didn’t get as big as I had presumed and was even smaller for my second baby, so the shirts went unworn…

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Turquoise Baby Sprinkle for Baby #2 (x 2!)

Turquoise Baby Sprinkle for Baby #2…When you have a second baby, you don’t have a Baby Shower but rather a Baby Sprinkle. You already have so much from Baby #1, you only need to be sprinkled with gifts rather than showered with gifts. Cute, right?  I have friends who live in two different parts of the country, so I actually had two baby sprinkles for Baby #2!  One was thrown by my loving husband at our house and the other by my two lovely girlfriends at the local community centre!  So much fun…

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Badlands Maternity Photo Shoot: DIY Tips

Badlands Maternity Photo Shoot: DIY Tips…Now that I finally have a nice big baby belly, it was time for our DIY maternity photo shoot, in the desert badlands! These pictures were taken in Drumheller, Alberta when I was 35 weeks pregnant by my wonderful husband, and I think they turned out spectacular…