A couple of weeks ago, we went out for Brock to take some maternity pictures of me. I knew I wanted a couple with Tim, but I didn't realize those would be my favorites! Going through this pregnancy and thinking not just about how my life is going to change with this little boy, but how much Tim's life is going to change has been such an emotional experience. The other day I said to him (after he said he didn't want Deacon to come out), "Tim, you two chose each other!" And then it really hit me, that these two REALLY did choose to be brothers a long time ago and how I want to raise them and to remember that. I'm so excited to see Tim fulfill this new role of his, especially since he was told in his baby blessing to lead his younger siblings with kindness. And I know he will. He doesn't seem to be wanting to share the spotlight right now with lots of comments like, "I don't want baby Deacon to come out" and "Baby Deacon stay in there!" But I truly think he is going to be an amazing brother. I love my little boy who soon is going to look very big!
We also took a couple of photos of my bare belly today. This pregnancy has definitely put me a lot more into the "mom" club. I've gotten WAY more stretch marks and I have two different burn scars from cooking accidents where water/broth splashed onto my belly. Oh the stories I'll be able to tell this little guy! But I definitely feel like I've earned my "stripes" or "claw marks" and I always want to remember the miracle of being pregnant I was able to experience again!