tammy | maternity photos

A GLOWING mommy-to-be awaiting the arrival of her sweet, sweet, baby!

When I was pregnant I was very hesitant on getting maternity photos taken. Luckily, my friend Tammy offered to take some for me and now in hindsight I couldn’t be happier to have her beautiful photos to reflect back on that very special time. A few months after Lucy was born, Tammy announced she was expecting a little sweetie pie of her own and I was absolutely over-the-moon thrilled to hear this news! This time, it was my turn to offer to capture HER special maternity moments. The Corduroy book that you see pictured was significant to her as it was given to her by her husband on their first wedding anniversary (aka the paper anniversary). Please enjoy these photos of this gorgeous mommy-to-be!

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love & lots of whit – jen xo

Birthday Pumpkin Pickin’

Having a birthday in October has meant that birthday’s past have been full of seasonal fun – from Halloween themed parties, Oktoberfests, Renaissance Festivals, and oh yea… those have all included celebratory seasonal pumpkin beer! This year, with the new little addition on the way, I had to find a way to celebrate that was a little more low key.

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday! Having a birthday in October has meant that birthday’s past have been full of seasonal fun – from Halloween themed parties, Oktoberfests, Renaissance Festivals, and oh yea… those have all included celebratory seasonal pumpkin beer! This year, with the new little addition on the way, I had to find a way to celebrate that was a little more low key.

The perfect solution was a trip to the pumpkin patch to enjoy hayrides, feeding the piglets, and enjoying the crisp fall day. Here are a few photos we took while trying to find our perfect pumpkins.

So many choices!

Belly Pumpkin

Pumpkin Batch Pump
I think my belly size might have this tiny pumpkin beat!
Pumpkin Bryan
We lugged this giant pumpkin around for a while, that thing weighed a ton!

love & lots of whit – jen xo

We’re having a baby, my baby and me…

On Sunday, July 12, Bryan and I found out that we are going to be parents!

After a few moments of sheer panic, the excitement and joy kicked in. Mommy and Daddy. It’s one thing to have our little furbaby, Rooney – but a REAL human baby!? Oh boy, we are in for the time of our lives!

As the great Ricky Ricardo sang to his wife Lucy in this classic tear-jerker scene, “We’re having a baby, my baby and me!”

On Sunday, July 12, Bryan and I found out that we are going to be parents!

After a few moments of sheer panic, the excitement and joy kicked in. Mommy and Daddy. It’s one thing to have our little furbaby, Rooney – but a REAL human baby!? Oh boy, we are in for the time of our lives! My blog title, ittybittywhitty, suddenly takes on a new meaning for me. This ittybitty miracle is growing day by day. At our first appointment, seeing and hearing babies heartbeat absolutely made the reality sink in. Here is a picture of our first glimpse at the ittybittywhitty to be:

Paper Gown: Check – Tiny Flickering Heartbeat: Check – Tears of Joy: Check
Paper Gown: Check – Tiny Flickering Heartbeat: Check – Tears of Joy: Check

*Side note (sorry Bryan): Before we were able to actually see the little jellybean baby, Bryan thought the whole black area was the baby and started getting teary-eyed before even seeing the actual baby. Love <3.

After out first appointment we shared the news with our parents and immediate family. The amount of love and support from all of them was overwhelming and beautiful. Baby is going to be one very LOVED grand-baby and niece or nephew, and that couldn’t make me any happier. To commemorate the beginning stages of my ever growing bump, here is a picture of me back at my 9 week mark:

ittybittybump – 9 weeks
ittybittybump – 9 weeks

In the weeks following our announcement to our families, I endured a tough few weeks of that first trimester feeling. I think I had all of the symptoms in the book (look for my next post showcasing the incredible care package my sister sent me.) Now upon just reaching my 12 week mark, I feel as if I am seeing the light at the end of the sickness tunnel…at least I am hoping this is the case! We have had two more appointments since our first, and each time baby is has been growing right on track. Every time I see my little baby and hear it’s heartbeat, I get more and more ready for the day I will hold him/her in my arms. Speaking of him/her – we will be finding out our babies gender around Halloween so stay posted! Until then, Bryan requests everyone refer to it as a “he” because he says he only makes boys. 🙂

Our official due date is projected to be March 19. A little pisces fish baby. As you may already know from this previous fishy post‘s explanation, Bryan and I have had a common theme of fish that has been reoccurring since we first started dating. It is more than fitting that our baby will be born in the sign of the fish and for our first announcement to the public we made sure to carry out our fish theme:

Our Little Guppy

As my belly and excitement grows and as our due date approaches, I will continue to update this blog to document our journey. Thank you to all of our friends and family – whose love for our baby-to-be has blown both Bryan and I away. We are so truly grateful to have such an amazing support system in our lives.

love & lots of whit – jen xo