I am more than thrilled to introduce my brother-in-law, J, and his wife, R. After patiently waiting quite a few years, they are having their first baby! It couldn’t be better news. My father-in-law insists they know the gender of the baby, but they actually don’t. The rest of us have all had girls, every one as of mid-July grown fully up, so welcoming a little boy would send everyone over the moon. And if it’s another girl, well then, we know how to handle those. Plus, no question that photographically speaking girls are a ton of fun…
We started in the studio, then drove down to Spanish Banks to round things out. These guys are soooooooo in love, it is just so sweet. And R is glowing, I swear. A lightbulb.
Please be generous and leave a comment on this post if you are reading this, because we are trying to help out Cassidy’s Craft Campaign this month. Cassidy Briggs is a little 8-year-old Surrey girl who died in January of liver cancer. There weren’t enough craft materials at Children’s Hospital during her stays, so all on her own initiative, she started a charity drive to purchase supplies. Now that she’s gone, the charity is continuing, and all little sick kids will have this sweet gift from Cassidy. We are pleased to offer Cassidy’s Craft Campaign $1 for every comment received on this blog during the month of July, 2010. So come one, come all! Send your friends and family to this blog to leave a comment. It’s such a little thing, but it can make such a big difference. We are happy to send the hospital a cheque for up to $200 at the end of the month, depending on how many comments you leave.
Here are some words of wisdom from the mom-to-be:
You and hubs have been trying to conceive for some time. Was the pregnancy a big surprise?
Yes, we were completely surprised and feel so blessed by having this baby.
How has the pregnancy been going?
Really well. I have had such an easy time, no morning sickness. I was just tired in the first trimester and after that time have been feeling energetic.
Any words of advice for other first-time moms-to-be out there?
Enjoy this special time, people treat you differently & share their experiences with you. It is also a nice time to do some special things with your spouse like some weekend getaways.
What has been the best part about being pregnant?
Just knowing that there is a child growing within you and we can’t wait to meet this little person.
What has been the most challenging?
Picking names for our baby. We are still debating this issue.
What are you most looking forward to in being a mom?
Having my maternity leave to be with the baby, getting to know them, nurturing them with lots of love.
What is hubs most looking forward to in being a dad?
He is looking forward to doing things with them such as playing and teaching them to play all sports
Do you know if you are having a boy or girl?
Nope, it will be the big surprise
When are you due?
Do you have plans for your labour?
Staying at home as long as I can and keeping active
Any special cravings?
Not really, I like my ice cream fix but I don’t think that I can blame that on pregnancy.