Pregnancy: On the home stretch

My belly has a new nickname crumb-catcher.  It seems like such a short time ago that I was sporting a small if not insignificant bump and now my new normal is not being able to see my feet and having to find new ways of doing normal things.

Things like getting out of bed, putting my shoes on or just picking things up off the floor are now executed with expert precision and care so as not to bring on an unwelcome twinge or ache.

third trimester

The third trimester is probably the most emotionally charged of the three simply because everything is heightened and more real, a kick sometimes feels like a quick succession of tiny punches, my dreams are incredibly vivid and far too embarrassing to retell and I go from feeling ginormously unappealing to feeling good about 5 times a day but other than that the excitement is there and it’s building.

third trimester

It’s crazy to think that after a decade of being just the two of us it will now become three and things, without seeming negative, will never be the same again. There will forever be someone far greater than ourselves to consider and every second of every day my thoughts and actions will revolve around their health and well-being. It’s a daunting prospect but I can’t think of anything more rewarding or important.

And I can’t think of any greater role models to emulate than our own parents.

third trimester

Joe and I are notoriously bad at taking photos of ourselves as a couple so as a pre-baby treat the pictures shown here are some we had taken of us in late January by the clever and talented Danelle Bohane and what better way to document this chapter of our lives than by capturing the start of another.

third trimester

On the home front I’ve been busy styling the nursery in between Nana naps and frequent trips to the pantry, so I’ll be posting photos of this very soon so stay tuned.

Erena Te Paa Stylist




  1. March 10, 2015 / 12:36 am

    Beautiful words reflecting your beautiful soul xx

  2. March 10, 2015 / 12:40 am

    Gorgeous and I LOVE the pictures!!

  3. March 10, 2015 / 1:13 am

    Thank you Kim, yes indeed – a lasting keepsake to forever look back on 🙂

  4. March 10, 2015 / 1:15 am

    Thank you Nicola – we have Danelle Bohane to thank for the lovely pictures!! 🙂

  5. March 10, 2015 / 1:16 am

    She is pretty darn awesome huh?

  6. March 10, 2015 / 2:21 am

    Beautiful photos and beautifully written, best wishes for the arrival of the latest addition to the Eady side of the family!!

  7. March 10, 2015 / 2:36 am

    Gorgeous pics guys and lovely post mummy to be 🙂

  8. March 10, 2015 / 2:50 am

    ❤ so much love. Just gorgeous you two.

  9. March 10, 2015 / 3:03 am

    Ooh yes the weeks are drawing closer, scary and exciting! x

  10. March 10, 2015 / 3:04 am

    Thank you Lana, so much love for this little one 🙂 xx

  11. March 10, 2015 / 3:05 am

    Thank you Gayle, taking the time to reflect before turning a new page xx

  12. March 10, 2015 / 3:05 am

    Naww super excited for you to meet your little girl. Makes me clucky

  13. March 10, 2015 / 3:12 am

    Very exciting, P.S hehe I’m sure Kellan would love a sibling!

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