Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Shameless Plug for My Amazingly Talented Friend

This girl is simply amazing!  I finally figured out how to post her button (it was easy-peasy, I was just being a dork about it), so you HAVE to check out her work (Fauset Photography).  Not only do I love her as a person, but I love being uplifted by her talent.  It is truly inspiring.  I am always edified whenever she posts her latest work.  It is truly a highlight of my day.

In February, she did a little photo shoot of the three of us (I'm 24 weeks in these pictures).  I seriously could have posted all of the pictures - I love them all.  But, to stay somewhat humble, I think these are my favorites.  I always feel a little funny being the only person in a photo (it isn't like I have photos of just myself plastered around my house - I much prefer to look at my offspring), and I have never considered myself photogenic or even somewhat beautiful - I consider myself as "average."  But, whenever Jen takes my picture, I seriously feel like a Supermodel (just a very short one).  She knows just how to pose people and get the most out of the light!  Have I mentioned that she is amazing!  She makes me feel stunning - large belly and all!

Another thing that struck me is how much bigger I am in just six short weeks!  Even Greg looked at the pictures and said, "Wow!  You've changed a bit."  I am bigger than I've ever been at delivery with any of my other children, and I can tell a big difference in just the past couple of weeks in the limited amount of space my little boys are experiencing.  I still feel them moving all the time, but no more of those huge/stretching/rolling around movements.  I think they are pretty squished.  

Overall, I am having a good period where I feel like if I have the right attitude, I can totally do this and enjoy it along the way.  (Don't worry.  We still have a couple of months.  I'm sure there is plenty of time for a couple more panic attacks.)  But right now...Sunday night...I feel good and excited and blessed and at peace.

I am learning pregnancy etiquette for the first time.  I've never gotten "huge" with my pregnancies, so people always referred to my stomach as a "cute, little belly."  This time is obviously different.  Last week, a woman said to me, "Every time I see you, you triple in size."  Now, I see this woman about every week (she is a mom at my son's school).  Even if that is true, how is it helpful/kind/polite to say out loud?!?  I am actually aware of this giant growth in my mid-section.  I don't need mere acquaintances pointing it out.   

I guess on a more important note, Greg did glance at this while I was writing and said, "You are posting your sexy pictures?!?"  How sweet is he!  He thinks my pregnant body is hot.  He is actually always coming up to me, rubbing my belly, and commenting on how much he loves it and how sad it will be when it's gone.  That is way more important than some insensitive woman and her thoughtless comments!  

Thanks again, Jen!  Now, all of you go directly to her website or blog.  You won't regret it!




This is how we got into this whole mess in the first place:

15 comments:

Mary said...

Seriously Emily! Could you be any cuter? Man, I wish I was that cute all the time!

Roccy said...

You're beautiful.

Kim and Brian said...

I always considered you one of the most beautiful women I've met. These pics are absolutely gorgeous too. Love them!!!

Alexie said...

i saw these on jen's blog a couple weeks ago and meant to ask you about them. i love them!

Maddie Shaffer said...

I like this post but the last picture is a little scandalous should that really be on the internet? My freakin' eyes!! :)

Lindsay said...

You look absolutely beautiful. I love the way pregnant woman look and get jealous when I see a pregnant woman - I LOVE being pregnant. And you're right - Jen is amazing!

Jen-ben said...

ah...I do NOT deserve all of those nice words!! You are a natural in front of the camera you know. Really and truly, I just shot away. You are a gorgeous pregers girl!!! LOVE YOU!

andrea said...

you look sooo happy in the last one! :) you two are so cute! and your babies will be too!

Andee said...

Ah, I love these!! Greg is so funny in that last one! And you are not just average, you are gorgeous!

Tera said...

Emily, I was thinking the other day when you walked out to my car that you looked pretty small for how far along you are! I love these pics. They are awesome. Jen does such a great job, the model isn't too shabby either! :)

Krainich Family said...

First off, you are so beautiful pregnant, second off, you LOOK Amazing. . . ESPECIALLY for having twins. . I don't even want to pretend to imagine how enormous I would be w/twins. . . you look like me when I am prego w/1! Third of all, JEN is A.Mazing. I love her photography. . she's simply amazing, with her camera and her skills. It's only my hope to be as good as her someday. . .! LOVES. Did I mention you didn't fail to make me laugh once again!?

Jackie said...

Love them all. You are beautiful and "glowing!" You should see my pregnant pictures- disaster!

Mindi said...

Wow. You are stunning. I LOVE the black and white with your arms raised over your head. What a perfect silhouette! I love cheering for you. Thanks for sharing.

Mindi

Kristy said...

You are NOT average! And Jen is a wondergirl with that camera! I love the one of you and Greg. So so cute. She's really captured the love that you guys have as a couple and as parents.

Kristy said...

Oh and? I'm constantly re-amazed at the rudeness of pregnancy comments. I mean holy crap people. Especially coming from a woman. Does she not remember how hurtful such comments were when it was her turn? I mean, honestly.