KESH | 38 WEEKS

I can hardly believe I'm here, typing, at thirty eight weeks.

Today is the last Mother's Day that Kesh will not be a Mother. I already feel like she is though. Today at church, I taught my boys in youth about the importance of Mothers.

I didn't make them write letters or promise to hug their Mum as soon as they left the classroom. What I told them is what I know to be true.

You are loved by your Mothers more than you will ever know and have been from before you were here on earth. Make sure your Mums know that you love them in return. Show them you love them.

I asked Kesh to come in and speak to them about the feelings she already has as a Mother of our baby. The feelings have been there from the very beginning. Since the acknowledgement of life, we have been attached and in love.

I told the boys of how I came to be the person I am because of my Mum. My passions, motivations, convictions and loves are a result of her input in my life. I love her deeply.

I wish you could feel the butterflies in my belly, the limbs inside of Kesh's and the excitement that flows through our bodies. The anticipation is such a sweet thing.

Kesh had acupuncture a few days ago to help with the birthing and tonight, for the first time, I rubbed the spots on her feet, ankles and legs that encourage our little one to greet us here. Kesh feels like our baby will be here close to our due date of May 27. I've been praying the birth will be when both Kesh and baby are most ready.

Since I've been on leave, Kesh and I have had a running joke. Each time she experiences a Braxton Hicks, breathes heavily or makes any noise at all, I ask her if she is in labour. Tonight, at the dinner table, I asked her this same question to which she replied 'not yet, but soon'.

And soon, Baby, you'll be closer to us than you already are.



Kesh wears Cotton Spandex Jersey Long Sleeve Turtle Neck Maxi Dress in Imperial Purple and Modal Shawl Cardigan in Natural Cotton Boucle by American Apparel.

26 comments:

  1. Kesh looks so damn stunning in that dress!

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  2. I got goosebumps reading and seeing these gorgeous photos of Kesh! What an honour to have come on the journey with you both so far with your gorgeous pregnancy series... the next few weeks are going to be magic.

    Kesh's belly has dropped a little... not long at all now. Acupuncture got me to 3cm even before labour, so keep going! Those foot pressure points are a gem as well.

    Love to you both.

    L x

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  3. Beautiful, bountiful, blissful...and oh so close. X

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  4. Beautiful!!!! She's due soon is she not?! 38 weeks?! AHH. So exciting!

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  5. So beautiful! This is the best yet, Tim. Just absolutely stunning.

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  6. Beautiful words. Such a lovely spirit you have Tim. That's one lucky bub. And Blimey what a gorgeous mama.
    I remember those last weeks of anticipation and excitement. What an amazing time xx

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  7. These photos are magical! Hope you're both getting lots of rest over these next couple of weeks x

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  8. Wow. Everyone has already said it, but beauty is the best way to describe these photos. How wonderful to be so close to meeting your baby - I can feel the excitement and anticipation through the screen. Will be praying for you three.

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  9. Wow! Kesh is coming along, eh? Absolutely love the second collage you have. Incredibly beautiful!

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  10. What a beautiful journey you are on. The anticipation and waiting is the sweetest. I can't wait to go on the same journey! Good luck, you're baby can't wait to meet his/her amazing parents either I bet. Soon.

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  11. beautiful! happy mother's day, kesh!

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  12. Your words are just as beautiful as your photos tim. xx

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  13. These are my favorite Kesh pregnancy photos yet, especially the fourth frame: arms wide open, looking like an angel ready for lift off. Happy mother's day to her! Enjoy these last few weeks of quiet and rest. xoPQ

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  14. Beautiful words, amazing shots.

    You both sound rested and ready.

    xx

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  15. You've done a great job! These are so beautiful, one of my favourite shoots yet! Some of my closest friends gave birth to their first child last week and they are so blissfully happy, and I know that that's what awaits you both as well. So close now, and I'm so excited for you both to meet your own little angel :)

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  16. beautiful. It's a very exciting time, magical! Thanks so much to you both for sharing your journey to parenthood with us all. What a treasure to have documented this for your baby to read one day..x

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  17. Kesh is stunning and these shots are just divine xx

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  18. So beautiful, and I think this is the best set yet.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous. I think this is my favourite week yet. She's simply stunning! The 2nd and 4th frames took my breath away!

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  20. Stunning! Kesh - raspberry leaf tea and evening primrose oil if you aren't already there! Not long at all. xx

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