The 9th Month – Megan [Maternity]

I’ve never shot a maternity session before (now) … and I really have no idea of the “proper poses” to use on a mommy in her 9th month, but if I was going to shoot one, I’d envision the final pictures to be something that made me smile, that showed the energy and love of pregnancy, that included the “baby” of the family who is soon to be the “big sister” and that let the mommy be who she is … silly, fun, and full of life. That’s what I’d want. How convenient that I have a pregnant daughter to let me practice on! These photos were taken April 3rd, just 11 days before her due date of April 14. I was just sure she would go into labor after this photo session, but this is normal stuff for Megan with frequent trips to the gym and toting Sydney around and all. Just another walk in the park. And what a beautiful park it is.

Sydney was actually feeling a bit contrary ย and needing some luvins’ from her mommy. The pictures we wanted her in, she didn’t want to cooperate in, and the ones we didn’t want her in (until later that is … that sounded a bit rude), she found a way to be there. She is full of life like her mom, and her mom knows how to bring out the best in her, and I got the fun of capturing all that luvin’ and silliness on my camera.

That’s some strong baby muscles folks. I always tell her she looks the shape of an Easter egg.

“Mom, wanna go home and have yunch? I wanna eat.”

From there we walked back to Meg’s house for lunch, put Syd down for a nap and continued with a few more pictures in the nursery. Megan’s color choices in her house are so beautiful … and this room is no exception. I can hardly wait to meet my fourth grandchild to see whether it’s a boy or a girl. I’m saying boy, and so is Megan, but Syd says sister. I think daddy vacillates back and forth. I think we’ll all know soon enough! Maybe you have a guess as to the sex and weight? If so, write a comment with your predictions. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll throw in a half price hourly photo session (4 people max) for the person(s) who guess closest to the birth date, sex, and birth weight. I’ll have a team of experts (my family) make the final decision of who is closest. Now on to the full monty — belly that is!

Thank you Megan for letting me have such fun with you. Maybe we should do it again sometime … in a few years that is. Love you all so much. XXOO MOM

Cathie Alonzo - April 11, 2012 - 11:10 AM

These are all just great! Let me know when that little baby finally makes an appearance!

Megan - April 11, 2012 - 12:19 PM

Mom! I love them all! I’ve been so excited to see the final product of that windy, chilly, whiney day!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The ones of Syd make me light up- she’s so ridiculously adorable, and seeing my belly on screen instead of looking down makes me smile too- I love being pregnant!!! But really, this baby can come now. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think you can add “maternity photo guru” to your list of talents…you’d never done it before, but had you not told the BLOG WORLD that, no one would have known!

Here’s my predictions on height/weight…but they may be biased as I am the one who has to birth the weight!

8.3 lbs and 21 inches

Looking forward to the newborn pics when this cutie is out!!!

Aubrey - April 11, 2012 - 7:12 PM

I am consistently blown away by your talent with that camera, with your stunning daughter, & fun grandkids. What a wonderful life you are living!

terri - April 11, 2012 - 10:16 PM

GREAT photo’s of Megan and Sydney !!! Your photo’s are just precious.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 12, 2012 - 5:34 AM

Hi Terri! Thanks for the nice comment … too bad Robby was working …. but then I would have had to figure out how to get his head in the pictures! J/K of course, but it’s been too long since I got shots of him so when Baby makes Four we’ll make it happen.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 12, 2012 - 5:39 AM

I was thinking you would love them and will look forward to seeing which ones you print. When baby comes, we are getting some of Robby! So my predictions are 7.3 and 21″ on Monday, April 16. See you soon. Love Mom

Gloria - April 13, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Awesome pictures Mary! Megan you look WONDERFUL! What a perfect way to spend the afternoon with two most important girls in your life. Meg…unlike your mom, I think you will not likely make it through the weekend. I say 7.5 and 23โ€ on Sunday, April 15. And, although Iโ€™ve always thought another girl seemed fitting for your family, it looks like you may be carrying a little boy. Good luck and best wishes!

Hannah - April 16, 2012 - 7:38 AM

My guess is 7lb11oz and 22″ long, baby boy born on Wednesday, April 18! Hope all goes well for momma and baby!! Great pictures Mary- I can’t wait for our next family photo shoot!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 16, 2012 - 7:53 AM

Hi Hannah! So fun hearing your guesses. Megan is going through the Birthing Center and one of her favorite nurses is on shift Tu/Wed/Th so she would like the baby to come then so you might be in the running! Sounds like you guessed a long thin baby … can’t imagine why! Would loooove to photograph your cute family again. Until then, Mary

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FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 16, 2012 - 8:01 AM

Hi Gloria, how fun that you got in on the action, but oops, looks like you didn’t win on the date! We still don’t have another g-baby! You might still be on target for the weight and height tho — although that sounds like a looong skinny baby! Ha, how could that possibly happen! Hope to talk with you soon … busy days for both of us for sure. Love ya, Mary

Kay Lynn - April 17, 2012 - 8:30 PM

Megan is gorgeous as always…wow!!! Great job with these. Has the baby come yet? If not, I’m guessing the 18th, 8 lbs 4 oz. ๐Ÿ™‚ All the best, Megan!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 17, 2012 - 8:41 PM

No baby yet Kay Lynn! You may be in the running! Thanks for looking on and best of everything with your pregnancy!

Diane Drotzman - April 18, 2012 - 6:06 PM

Good Job Mary!!!!!!!!!! Love the pictures of Megan with her daughter. Megan looks so cute, all baby. Fun pictures to look at. Thanks for sharing.

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