When I was at the hospital with Piper, I felt drastically unprepared with what I packed in my hospital bag. It probably didn’t help that I didn’t start packing it until I went in labor ;). This time around, having already experienced the post delivery hospital stay, I felt much more equipped for what you do and don’t need at the hospital, and I’m sharing them both here with you today!
Our baby boy is here, and we are all over the moon! He made his arrival on his due date, March 28th, at 2:05 am, weighing in at 8 lbs 1 oz (I’ll share his birth story soon). He surprised us with a head full of brown hair – a mama’s boy! He’s named after his dad, “Fields,” which is short for Scofield. But I have a bet going he’s gonna be a lot more like me ;).
A couple of weeks before my due date, Scofield and I decided to take some spur of the moment maternity pictures. It ended up raining during the entire time we took pictures (so we did them quickly!), but I’m so glad we decided to take them anyway. One set of pictures you’ll never regret are maternity and newborn pictures. It’s such a sweet, special time that lasts just a moment and then is gone. It’s two seasons I want to remember, and I’m so glad I’ll have these pictures to look back on of when baby Fields was still my belly.
I was also planning on having birth photography this go-round, and was so excited about it, but with Fields’ will to get here, there ended up not being any time for it. Maybe next time!
Pregnancy…it’s such a magical, beautiful, delicious time. With each pregnancy I’ve found myself completely fascinated and in awe of the whole process, and amazed at what a woman’s body can do. I’ve also found myself stretched thin, tired, and eagerly waiting it’s end. It fascinates me how each pregnancy can look different, from baby to baby and woman to woman. With Piper, I had no stretch marks (insert loud cheers!), but with this baby I’ve found a few. The spider veins in my legs are worse, and the acne has been terrible. I really haven’t struggled with acne since high school, but in the first trimester I started breaking out terribly with cystic acne, and now I have leftover acne scars. There’s also the peach fuzz that has been kindly growing on my face, and all the popped little capillaries on my chest, arms, and face (yes, face! ugh!). There’s probably a few more bags under my eyes and some extra gray hairs, too. Oh, and don’t forget the swollen feet and puffy face!