Today is my 31st birthday, my golden birthday, and the best birthday yet. As I head into my third trimester soon, I feel so incredibly grateful and blessed to be where I’m at in life. I feel so happy at this moment. I cannot wait to be a mom, and it’s all feeling so real now that the countdown is in the double digits.
I’ll write my recap blog tomorrow, but today I wanted to share some photos I had taken over the weekend to document my pregnancy. I wanted to have pictures to remind me of how I felt during this time. My mom told me she regretted not taking photos during her pregnancy, so this is a reminder to all of you mamas to step in front of the camera.
White Dress Details | My Boots
I feel like I’ve grown up in front of many of you for the past 12 (almost 13) years. It feels really special to be going through this with you all, and I appreciate all the kindness and sweet support you’ve sent my way.
I’ll see you all for tomorrow’s recap! xo
You know who will love these photos the most? The baby. My mother took maternity photos among the flowers in the spring of the year I was born, and I remember being fascinated knowing I was inside!
That was exactly what I was thinking ♥️ my mom gave me the only photo she had taken of her while pregnant with me and I’ll cherish it forever!
You look beautiful!
Thank you, Shelby! ♥️
Happy Birthday to you!!! These pictures are absolutely stunning. I’m pregnant with our second and definitely want to get some pictures done again like we had for our first. I love looking back at them. Cheers to you and an exciting year ahead! 🙂
thank you, Hayley! & congrats on #2!!! ahh 😊
Hi Tara! I’ve followed you since tumblr, and I definitely feel that I’ve grown up with you (I’m 30 now). I’m so happy for you, it’s wonderful to see you thrive and enjoy life so much. The pictures are beautiful, your blog will be your treasure as you continue growing older with your amazing family.
Your last paragraph is so true! I have followed you for 12 years now and I am SO happy for you! Your pictures are beautiful and happy birthday!!
Thank you, Diane!!
Beautiful photos!!! 😍 I’ve been reading your blog since 2010 and I hope you never stop writing! Happy Birthday! 🙂
Such a long time! WOW! Thank you, Emily!!!
It’s been so fun watching you go through life- I’ve been following you for 10ish years and you’re one of the only ones I keep going back to. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you, Alexis! ♥️ Means so much to me!
You look absolutely radiant!! Wishing you all the best with the remainder of your pregnancy and motherhood!!
😭 Thank you, Pamela!!
You look beautiful Tara! Happy Birthday! I wish you my best 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Milena! xo xo
Awww you are beautiful Tara! Been reading your blog for about 12 years now and I’m beaming seeing this post! It’s funny, but following your journey all these years, I’ve just found myself smiling (and sometimes getting teary) with each post through the highs and lows and middles of your life. Wishing you and Kyle so much happiness. It fills me with joy seeing good things happening to good people! Naomi x
Thank you so much, Naomi! ♥️ That is the sweetest.
Your photos are stunning!! I’ve been following your blog since the beginning, and it’s been great to follow your journey! 💛 So happy for you!!
Thank you so much, Sloan!!
Congratulations again- these are such beautiful photos, and I’m so happy for you and Kyle.
I’m another blog reader from back in the day, though have rarely commented. I echo the comments others have made about how wonderful it is to witness how much joy you’ve cultivated in your life – thank you for inviting us to be a part of it 🙂