• Natalie
  • posted by Natalie

  • This is a very exciting post for me to write! For those of you that do not know me, I'm Natalie! Jen & Teresa photographed my wedding in October 2010 and earlier this year, I started working for The Memory Journalists (I also happen to be Jen's favorite cousin!). And I just started a new weekly column on the blog Budget Saving Tips for your wedding.

    A month or so ago, Ryan and I shared some exciting news while at dinner with Jen and Cory...we are expecting a baby! This will be our first baby and we could not be more thrilled! At the time we were only telling a few family members, but we were brainstorming ideas for how to tell the rest of our family. Ryan and I both have large extended families, so we thought a fun announcement that we could mail to everyone was a great option!

    So a few weeks ago, we had a quick bite to eat at Jen and Cory's house, and headed off to take some pictures! We recreated some great ideas that I found on Pinterest and, of course, Jen and Cory had some awesome ideas as well!

    I found a few photos on Pinterest using a Bump Ahead construction sign and loved the idea! We could not find a Bump Ahead sign in a scenic area, so Ryan ended up ordering one online for us to use! Can you see the little baby bump?

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  • This ultrasound was taken at our 12-week appointment. We had a few ultrasounds during the first trimester and it was amazing to see how much our baby would grow from week to week! But at this appointment, we were able to see our baby moving around for the first time! It was incredible to see our baby move his/her arms and legs. I, of course, cried (just like I have at every appointment when I hear our baby's heartbeat or see him/her on the ultrasound).

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  • The day we took these photos, I was 14 weeks along and the pregnancy books said the baby was the size of a lemon (about 3.5 inches).

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  • And here is another one of my favorites! It's funny that now that I'm pregnant, I look in the mirror everyday to see how much my belly has grown and cannot wait until it's bigger and a more obvious baby bump!

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