I can’t see my toes, but I’ve still got my belly button – just

I can’t see my toes, but I’ve still got my belly button – just

I can’t see my toes, but I’ve still got my belly button – just

We promised it would be an exciting year at Jade Norwood Photography, and we have so much to share! You invite us into your lives and allow us to capture the biggest moments you enjoy, your engagement, your wedding photos, your maternity, newborn and family photos. So now it is time to return the favour and invite you into our lives, starting with Beej!

The countdown is well and truly on until the little creature I’ve been growing inside for what feels like forever will be squawking out in the real world. I can honestly say that this pregnancy has flown by; it was footy finals when we found out, soon our anniversary, harvest, festive season and summer was over! My birthday has been and gone, Easter is here, and so is my due date. Crazy.

natural relaxed maternity photos

To think there is chance that I will be celebrating my first Mother’s Day this year is somewhat insane. After all the time we spent talking about how we couldn’t wait to start trying, the excitement of the pregnancy test, and the wonder at how the body works and technology shows us our baby, having that ‘still waiting’ phase nearly be complete is kind of surreal…..and so exciting.

I’ve been very lucky to enjoy a drama free pregnancy, after 12 weeks I mostly avoided morning sickness, I’ve managed to stay active, and having the privilege of working from home has meant I have still been able to work, but wind down my hours and enjoy some time at home reading pregnancy books between magazines (this took some adjusting to after working 2 jobs!). There have been those emotional hormonal bumps that I’ve had to buy extra tissues for, but they also work on the upside – I laugh more at the dumbest things.

natural relaxed maternity photosIt’s melted my heart to see Luke research the best prams, fiddle with the high chair, and put together the nursery furniture. It hasn’t been easy holding back from the shopping side of things, but everything remains super plain while we wait to meet our baby and find out their gender! (Plus, I like to have things a certain way, so this gives me more time to find that!) Deciding on baby names has probably been the hardest bit of it all, and I don’t think we’ve even made our definite choice yet!

natural relaxed maternity photos

Working for Jade Norwood Photography meant there was no way I was getting away with not having maternity photos. At first, I wasn’t phased about getting maternity photos, but I knew that I definitely wanted to have newborn photos. However, now that I think about it, this is a magical time in our lives, the start of our family, my body has shown innate strength and adaptation, our relationship is even stronger, we are truly blessed to be bringing life into this world, and all of these things need to be celebrated. So maternity photos it is!

natural relaxed maternity photos

Being so tall means by baby bump looks smaller – but it feels huge to me as I try to roll over in bed! All pregnancies are different; they make us look different, feel different and act different. But in the end we all want the same thing; a happy healthy baby that we can shower with the love and affection that has been building in the 9 month wait to meet them.  Bring it on.

natural relaxed maternity photos

Note from Jade:
From having the best job in the world I have been lucky enough to meet Beej + Luke and share their engagement and wedding day with them. As time went on Beej then responded to my call out for some help behind the scenes, which I have been truly grateful for and couldn’t be where I am today with out her hard work. I can still remember the day that Beej told me she was pregnant, I was so very happy for them!! But oh no…. I then had to think, oh bugger, this means maternity leave and I will lose Beej for a while… heheh!! 

Im going to miss you so much Beej, thank you for all your hard work and support. You guys are going to be the best parents, wishing you all the very best for the rest of your pregnancy, the birth and wow I can’t wait to meet your little one… xx

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