As I work to keep this little corner of the internet updated and fresh, I figured I may as well update you all on the status of the Hawk family. Adam and I are expecting a baby girl in just over a month. October 29th is the official due date and it is crazy to think how quickly this pregnancy has gone. It seems like just a few days ago I was coming back from a shoot and saying to Adam "I have something to tell you." He immediately guessed I was pregnant and although I didn't have an official confirmation (no test taken yet), I was pretty darn sure I was indeed pregnant. Sure enough, the test confirmed it and we started a whole new chapter in our marriage.
Lucky for me, the pregnancy has been fairly easy. A bit of fatigue and food aversions in the beginning and a slight "scare" with a specialist in the middle, but overall, I have no complaints. It's been hard going from working out everyday and being fit to being a bit less fit and on a "no working out" order the last couple months, but I know it is temporary. And if I get past my selfishness in that, I easily see the miracle that is pregnancy. I mean I am growing a human. A little tiny human that moves and kicks and sleeps. She is growing, as am I, and in just about a month, we will meet her. Our lives will never be the same which is equal parts exciting and terrifying. In preparation for her arrival, aside from all the normal nesting, we have spent a lot of time talking about how we want to raise this baby girl. Our desire is to continue a life of adventure and questions. Learning and growing. A life that is challenging, but also one that provides space to dream and build something new and exciting. As most of you know, we love to travel and we hope to continue to do so after baby arrives. Yes, I know that for awhile this little bundle will rock our world and essentially take over our schedule and fill it with whatever she darn well pleases, but over time, we want to create an environment that fosters a go, see, explore mentality. One that values experiences, curiosity, and creativity over stuff and media. Compassion and understanding. Lots of hopes, dreams, and prayers for this little baby on the way. Here's to the next adventure as a family of three and a commitment to a life of adventure.
Also, props to my husband for taking a few maternity photos up at Mount Evans a couple weeks ago. I mean he must have had a GREAT teacher.