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6/28/12

paint an escape


i hid away at the museum this morning...spending some time alone away from the heat...touching cold marble and holding my breath at my favorite paintings.
i can't wait to bring baby girl here...for max to get to show her how your voice can echo in the large rooms and that there are samurai swords in the basement and a pinochio painting upstairs. 

the best parts of living life together are getting to share the details...





p.s. thank you all much and much for the funny labor stories and recipes! 
i was a week overdue with max and had to be induced...which led to a c-section. it was of course a beautiful experience but i was left feeling like there should be more to it. i'm determined this time to do things the old fashion way. and i'm excited to see my body actually do things on its own this time..i'm hopeful anyways. 

come what may, but next week i'll be stocking up on fresh pineapple and caster oil and ordering pizza while scrubbing the kitchen floors. haha.

43 comments:

  1. These photos are so special Katie! Thinking of you so much these past days - sending you happy and healthy birthing wishes. And lots of love of course!

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  2. This post is my absolute favourite -of all.
    You and your surroundings look equally beautiful. Congratulations and best wishes for the upcoming arrival :)

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  3. Beautiful details--and a major good luck for the birth! A whole world of women are egging you on! x

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  4. such gorgeous pictures!!! your blog is so breautiful!
    and good luck with the birth

    www.fromsarahscamera.blogspot.com

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  5. that is a big belly! you are one of the cutest preggo ladies i've ever seen. love that coral lipstick with the black & white dress (you have killer style). would you mind sharing the shade of lipstick?

    hope your baby girl comes soon!

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  6. Katie-you are stunning! That first picture should be framed in baby girl's room! Praying for you as the time comes to meet the sweet baby!

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  7. So many emotions at the end stage of pregnancy. May your journey with your daughter be the one you were meant to have. May you be well, strong, present. May she be healthy, fierce and loved. Such a gift to get to be a woman in this thing we call life. Smiles to you.

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  8. You are as breathtaking as the art , waiting for babies is hard but you are doing it in gorgeous style!

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  9. Katie Katie Katie you are so beautiful. Thinking of you and sis.

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  10. katie, have you read 'Birthing from Within', I strongly STRONGLY recommend it. I think there are many therapeutic parts of the book (like art therapy type stuff) - for people who need to heal from previous birthing experiences. Anyways, VBACs are totally possible, your body and baby girl can do it! Just trust them! I'll be sending so SO much loving birthing energy your way!

    (I hate shameless blog promotion in comments, But I do have my birthing story posted on my blog. I took a lot of strength from reading others stories, I thought maybe you might too).
    http://www.strawberrymohawk.com/2012/05/do-it-yourself-birth-my-birthing.html

    <3 andrea

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  11. i always loved the vibrant colors in your photography, however it is equally as nice to see one in black and white. you look beautiful in that striped dress!

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  12. this resonates with my heart soso much...paintings are one of my favorite hideaways, whether just looking at them or actually slapping colors onto a canvas. xx.

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  13. The first photo of this post is absolutely stunning. You're such a pretty lady. Good luck with the whole giving birth thing. =]

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  14. I love your photos and please keep us updated! How painful was the C-section on a 1-10 scale? It's always been one of my biggest fears. And by the way the first picture and the side shot are my favorite pics! It looks so cute!


    -Milynn
    Love-And-Whimsy Blog

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  15. i am sorry that you are hearing this for the 90 BAJILLIONTH (that is not a word) time... but you are the PREGNANTEST person I've ever seen. (that is ALSO not a word. i made it up just for you.) and buh-freaking gorgeous. i am just ripe with fake words today! but i meant them all.

    you're kind of the coolest mama ever.

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  16. You are so lovely. Hoping your labor goes as planned :)

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  17. Oh, that first photo is breath-taking. Katie, that belly! I am so excited for you and I hope it works out naturally for you this time around! Don't forget to do lots of dancing and hopping and skipping and jumping!

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  18. Gosh, you are such a beautiful red-head! Wishing the best for the little one to come!

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  19. Strolling around museums is the best thing to do, alone or together during the summer time.

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  20. i love these photos. you look amazing in that dress.

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  21. love that first photo. just, wow. and i feel the same at the museum. just...completely awed and at peace at once.

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  22. Wonderful photos, and I think birth stories can be scary but I'll just say that I had to be induced early and I wished for one of those stubborn late babies, they always sleep and eat better :)

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  23. Beautiful pictures! Just had my baby naturally and it was an incredible experience. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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  24. That Edward Hopper painting is one of my favorites at the DAI. Cool pics Katie. Good luck with your new addition. :)

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  25. Wonderful post!!!! your words were so amazing and your photos were some of you BEST YET!!! so excited for the baby girl, cant wait to see her! XOXO!

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  26. You look so radiant, thinking of you and hoping your birth experience is everything you want it to be :)

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  27. You are beautyful. Just came here to say if you use castor oil it will definitely work. It should be your last resort. It will work, and it can make your labour quite fast (painful). Save it til you REALLY want to use it!

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  28. Can't wait to see that beautiful baby. Love the pictures you captured at the museum.

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  29. wow! you look ready to pop! such a nice blog update and a nice day out!

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  30. You're a beautiful pregnant woman of all! well God bless to you and your baby. Great pictures by the way :)

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  31. You are such a work of art yourself, the curves of you belong among the beauty of the museum. There is nothing more amazing, strong & gorgeous to me than a mama on the brink of her baby's birth... time is almost still. I remember like it was yesterday & miss those fleeting moments! When you wrote "the best parts of living life together are getting to share the details"... true so very true. My pregnancies were all a little different... one right on his date, one almost a week early, and the last two babies were overdue. One born with much effort, one almost with none, one sunnyside up as they say and one in text book position. Wishing you a beautiful birth no matter how it happens. Our bodies are amazing things & know what to do.
    Danielle http://awonderfullifeinfullframe.blogspot.ca/

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  32. What a beautiful blog you have! So glad I've just found it, am very new to blogging! I'm 37 weeks pregnant myself... Am keeping my fingers crossed for you that it will all go well for you and you get the birth experience you're hoping for :-)

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  33. I myself am 38 weeks pregnant, and Its so nice to read your stories. I understand everything you are saying. I'm so curious to meet my little boy, I can't wait anymore. I wish you a lot of strength the next days, and not to many hot days!
    greetz
    Jenske

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  34. It looks like a beautiful exhibition and you are looking just gorgeous Katie.

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  35. oh you are such a beautiful pregnant lady! i found out your blog a few days ago, but i'm just leaving a comment now! i don't have kids, so i have no idea what it's like, but it makes sense to me that you want to know how your body will deal with it and experience things naturally! cannot wait to see your baby! and by the way, you are really really beautiful!

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  36. You look so beautiful! I had a huge bump like that too ;) Where is your dress from?

    Shannon

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  37. Congratulations on your pregnancy! You look absolutely radiant. I'm due with #3 on July 14th, and going for VBAC#2. Trust your body to birth your little girl, and don't be afraid to get extra monitoring or to speak up during your labour. You can do this! Wishing you a healthy and safe delivery and a very peaceful and fulfilling birth experience. Ariana

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  38. You're such a beautiful pregnant lady!
    I'm sending you the best wishes for the birth... it's all so exciting! :)

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  39. You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress! I just had a baby and didn't buy maternity clothes with this pregnancy (limited uniform at work made it seem like a waste to spend money on cute maternity clothes). However, I'm hoping to get pregnant again in the next year or two (suicide?) and definitely want cute clothes this time around. Where did you get that dress???

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  40. Do a vbac! I had one for my baby girl last October and it was the best experience and truly healed my soul from my c-section!!! If you turn down pitocin you will be rewarded with oxytocin that runs for months, every time you breastfeed, it is euphoric!

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  41. Ah I love this, your Phoebe bump got so BIG!! How on earth did you manage to carry her around??? I have visions of ending up like Jessica Simpson...nooooooooooo - currently at 30 weeks so have plenty of time to grow :o) Love your pics xxx

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