Meghan Stewart Photography » Jacksonville Florida Award Winning Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Man, I really thought I’d be better and more creative at taking progress pictures of me and Bean growing. I guess being tired and busy kind of got in the way of that. I also don’t have a great blank wall in my house so…this is what ya get. At least I have the memories to keep! I have missed a few weeks though.

baby-bump-update_0001.jpgMy first trimester was pretty good. Morning sickness wasn’t too bad but I definitely didn’t feel the best. I felt great in the mornings and then got more tired, bloated, and uncomfortable as the day wore on. The promised energy and good feeling that came with the second trimester couldn’t get here fast enough!

I think it took a little longer to start feeling good and even then the energy was not what I was hoping for. Last week, week 24, I finally decided to use the energy I did have in the mornings to do the physical household things and exercise I wanted to do. Boy did that make a huge difference! I feel like a new woman! My energy continues longer in the day, I’m craving healthier foods, and honestly just happier! I love knowing my home and family are being taken care of, work is getting done, and I’m taking care of myself and Bean. I’d say I’m winning these days!

I can’t remember exactly when I first felt Bean kick but boy is she busy these days! We found out we were having a girl at our 18 week anatomy scan and all looks great! She measured a little longer and heavier than “average” which I’m good with. Now that my belly is gettin bigger I’m nervous she’s gonna be a big baby! You can see our gender reveal pictures here.

I used to wonder why pregnant women would talk about the difficulty of certain things like picking up things up off the floor or tying shoes. Um, I get it now! I think I’ll have to break down and pay for a pedicure soon. Evenings still get more uncomfortable but I’m trying to figure out how to eat during the day to help with that.

Here are just a few little fun things. . .

I think I just felt her have hiccups for the first time a few minutes ago.

Violet got to really feel her kick for the first time yesterday and it was priceless!

Gabe saw her move for the first time the other day and it was big ol’ punch!

Most times she moves when I sing to her or lie down.

I have mainly just craved lemonade and one night I really wanted a glass of wine!

Sleeping isn’t too bad and I’m praying it never gets bad.

I’ve been having some stretching aches and pains, which aren’t fun, but glad to know my body is getting ready for us to meet her!

I’m really excited to “take” her to the beach next week and do a little swimming and sunbathing. We’ll also be having our first baby shower and I’m super excited to celebrate her life with so many precious women in my life!

We aren’t settled on a name yet but trying one out to see if it feels right. I’m really big on the meaning of names so her name is super important to me. The meaning behind what we’re trying out now is very much my hope and prayer for who she will be in this world.

I guess that’s about it for updates on the bump. Bottom line, we’re going well!

Business wise, things are going well. I have a bunch to blog and headed to Jax this week for summer sessions so stay tuned! Things will be getting a little big of a revamp soon so stay on the lookout for that as well! I can only imagine what life and work with a newborn will be like! There’s lots of prayers and trusting God going on over here!

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Let the suspense be over! We finally got our Wildflower in town and we couldn’t wait to do our smoke bomb gender reveal with her! She really wanted a sister so she was crossing all fingers and toes hoping that smoke would come out pink. Did it????…..
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IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!!!
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We are totally stoked and couldn’t be happier. I thought it was a girl but have always seen myself as a boy mom so I was kind of surprised when we found out but I’m loving our little girl so much! Gabe said he kind of wanted a boy but then deep down he admitted he was super excited about a girl. So, we are loving dreaming about our little princess! I love talking to her and feeling her move around. I also love that I can finally pick out girl clothes and maybe begin to figure out a nursery!
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I’m sure now you’re wondering about a name. We have not decided on a name yet and honestly, we’ll probably keep it to ourselves until little girl arrives. Maybe we’ll share initials once we decide but you never know, we might change our minds once we see her precious face!
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As always, we covet your prayers throughout the pregnancy and for our little Bean. If you have any specific prayers for her you’d like to share we’d love to hear them.

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Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
I love when I can head back to my last home of Selma Alabama and catch up with friends! How absolutely adorable is this little family! I always love my time with the Bobo family! After their session is over I feel like we could hang out for hours and just chat and catch up. It’s always such a blessing with you can really connect with people on a deeper level.

As walked Caroline’s mom’s beautiful property we caught up a bit and chatted about pregnancy issues. Caroline said she’d been praying for me and that always means the world to me. Little did know that just a couple of months later we’d find out I was carrying our little Bean. God is so good and prayer is so powerful!

Caroline, I’m so thankful for you sweet friendship! I wish we were closer so we could hang out more and just chat over coffee or something. I hope to see you around soon some time! Hug those cute girls for me!
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer
Meghan Stewart Photography, Atlantic Beach Family Photographer

Here’s a sweet glimpse of their last session.

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The Gaillards in Atlantic Beach is one of my favorite sessions every year! Everyone wants to be an Atlantic Beach Photographer because the spots are awesome! This year it was like Vella had grown leaps and bounds! She still loves turning cartwheels on the beach but she also has her own fashion sense now. She’s becoming a little lady!

I can’t help but get a little misty eyed as I look at these pictures. The beach will always and forever hold my heart. Not just any beach but the Jacksonville Beaches! It holds all of my favorite spots and know it almost like the back of my hand. There’s a calm and ease to the atmosphere. A lot of the people I love are there and so many corners are filled with fun memories! I totally can’t wait to be back there in May for sessions. My husband also promised we’d some day live there. . . I wonder when they day will be?

Gaillards, as always it’s such a pleasure to see you guys! Joel, you’re such a great sport and Shelly, I love those outfits you show up in. Vella, you keep growing and being you! Love you, Gaillards!


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You can see the Gaillards in another view of Atlantic Beach here

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Living in and being a Peachtree City Family Photographer has allowed me to meet some fun families! It is so fun to watch kids grow up! I always hope families actually do something with their digital images! I think a family year book is such a fun idea. I need to get working on our’s for sure!

I first met the Bomar family when their littlest was just a newborn. His big sisters were so in love and you can see how that dynamic is at the end of the session. Typical siblings, am I right?

Anyway, it was so great to see them all again this fall and see how much they had all grown. Their personalities are still the same. one outgoing, one shy, and little man exploring and on the run. It’s always fun to capture each different personality and freeze it in time.

Thank you, Bomars, for coming out and allowing me to capture you family again! You guys are great!
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