Two Year Photos

We got Maxwell’s two year photos back from the fabulous Justine Shelton of J. Shelton Photography yesterday, and I’m in love! She did a great job as always of capturing us. We were struck by what a little boy Max looks like in these photos, not much trace left of our baby in there! I’ll share them below.

I’m 30 weeks pregnant as of today, the baby is the size of a cabbage and weighs about 2.75 pounds. I have a prenatal visit this week, hopefully I’ll get another good report there. We’ve been working on her room; yesterday we sent Max to Grandma’s house and spent the day cleaning our office and condensing the office and guest room into one. Now that the bed is out of the baby’s room, it is really starting to come together. After a fruitless search for a crib skirt and valances that (a) I liked and (b) would fit the windows in that room, I gave up and decided to make them myself. This could get dicey, but thankfully my mother-in-law, a master at sewing, will be here next month and I figure she can help me with the tricky parts. Wall art is ordered but not yet arrived, including a wall decal to go near the crib. It will be a great feeling when the room is complete and ready for our daughter!

Here is my 30 week belly pic:

One of our weekend rituals is Max helping Daddy make the morning coffee. Maxwell loves to tell Daddy what to do for each step and is very helpful with putting the filter in, scooping the beans, and pushing the button to grind them. He gets the cutest expression on his face each time, it’s such a proud smile. Yesterday and today I snapped a few pictures of the process:

And as promised, the photos from Justine. It was quite an adventure to get these, we originally planned on an outdoor setting, but the weather didn’t cooperate, so we moved to our backup–a large nursery in a nearby town. Unbeknownst to us, that day happened to be the day of their town Spring festival and parade, aka the busiest day of the year. The street in front of the nursery was completely closed. Finally we parked in a nearby shopping center, but then had to wait for a break in the parade before we could get across the road! Thankfully all turned out well as we got some beautiful images. Enjoy!

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