bump day – week 32 | colorado wedding photographer

when we were planning our wedding, pinterest was tiny. like no one knew about it – tiny. i know, total tragedy. no endless pages of ideas, or dresses, or things you’d never think of. we came up with ideas from the hundreds of weddings i’ve been to, wedding magazines, and even managed to come up with some completely on our own. pinterest boomed right after our wedding.

but with little lyon, i get pinterest! and thank goodness because i haven’t seen hundreds of nurseries like i’ve been to so many weddings, and there definitely aren’t as many baby magazines as there are wedding magazines! needless to say, i’ve gone a little pin-crazy…nate calls me a “pin-head”. but who can blame me when there’s cute stuff like this:

i got a sewing machine for christmas – and while i don’t really think i’m capable of making this on my own, i do have some pretty talented friends that can help me – with a more masculine version of courseicon wink bump day   week 32  |  colorado wedding photographer

such a cute way to remember milestones! although i kind of want to do a big chalkboard speech bubble!

must do.

must.

do.

because really – what’s cuter than a baby with a bowtie?

how am i supposed to resist this?

this is only the beginning – you should see my boards…it’s a disease, i swear!

 

how far along? 32 weeks.
maternity clothes? yes! and anything comfortable – i’ve kind of given up on “cute” by now – i just want to be comfy!
stretch marks? still none. (fingers crossed…)
sleep? i think i’ve said “goodbye” to my days of sleeping more than 1-2 hours at a time. but hey, it’s good prep for when the little lyon is here!
best moment of the week? watching my bestie tie the knot – as her matron of honor!
movement? soooo active! and i can always tell where his two “bumps” are – but i don’t know which one is his butt and which one is his head, heheicon smile bump day   week 32  |  colorado wedding photographergonna have to ask them when i have an ultrasound tomorrow!
symptoms: back pain like no other.
milestones: i’ve been looking forward to being ashli’s matron of honor since february – it felt like so far away when we first talked about me being big and round on her day. i can’t believe the day has already come and gone!
miss anything? a normal appetite! all i do is eat!!
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belly button in or out? out!
wedding rings on or off? on!
looking forward to: childbirth classes start this weekend!

  • Alyssa Dirschl - September 14, 2012 - 12:06 am

    She’s fantastic! Being a mom is the best job on earth! (and the hardest, lol) :)

  • Jennifer Lyon - August 20, 2012 - 5:47 am

    Those childbirth classes are really helpful! You’ll be glad you took them!

  • Katie Lyon - August 16, 2012 - 10:01 pm

    That’s such a relief to hear!!!!! Five hours would be awesome :) Hope your little one is doing well! :)

  • Alyssa Dirschl - August 16, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    You’ll sleep soooo much better when he gets here! A five hour stretch is like heaven!

kd & darin's breckenridge wedding

you know the saying, “crisp mountain air”? it’s more than just the air… something about being in the rocky mountains just puts a whole new perspective on things. the minutes move slower, and the people you’re around feel all that much more important. it’s like the perfect little escape. kd and darin are lucky enough to call breckenridge, colorado their home. every day, they get to see the mountain flowers, the breeze, the wildlife, and live in a place where life is about those around them. it’s not the hustle and bustle that matter, it’s the relationships. kd and darin’s day was all about taking the time to treasure the relationship they’ve formed – with friends, family, and most importantly…each other. watching them soak up every moment of their day with their loved friends and family, and capturing their wedding, was a litte reminder to slow down, and soak up life.

enjoy some of my favorites from their day below!

 

there’s not many things that fit a mountain wedding better than some cowboy boots.

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kd had her flower girl deliver this sweet note to darin when she went down the aisle. i love his reaction.

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the ring bearer gave it everything he had to keep it together during the ceremony. it was seriously so hilarious to watchicon smile kd & darin's breckenridge wedding

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some of the most personal vows i’ve heard to date

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i wouldn’t rather live anywhere else in the world. ever. period.

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darin’s squeeze just moments after they became mr. and mrs.

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definitely the smiles of two people in love.

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favorites.

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kd’s and darin’s details were so. perfectly. mountain. 

my heart dropped a little bit when i saw all the work they had put into the little things. beyond gorgeous.

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told ya – it’s totally gorgeous, right? and how cute are the little birdies?

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kd & darin – thank you so much for allowing me to capture your day, and be a part of the celebration between you two. there’s no question that you two have an incredible future ahead of you.
  • Priscilla Davis - August 14, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    Linda, what gorgeous pictures! Wouldn’t we all love to live there too? Maybe only in the summer! Congrats to KD and Darin!

  • Katie Lyon - August 14, 2012 - 2:06 am

    Thanks Dianna! :)

  • Dianna Rucker - August 14, 2012 - 1:57 am

    so very pretty Katie Lyon!

  • linda lou - August 13, 2012 - 7:08 pm

    Love your photography. you have really captured what was a beautiful and memorable day!

bump day – week 31 | colorado wedding photographer

i know i still have 9 weeks or so to go until we meet our little man, and still a lot to learn about the last stages of pregnancy, but there are a few things that every pregnant woman should know. so here i go – take it or leave it – my top 5 pieces of advice for those of us growing roundericon wink bump day   week 31  |  colorado wedding photographer

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1. let them help.

this one wasn’t easy for me, and it took me until the mid-first-trimester-nausea-phase to really give into it. this is not the time to be a hero. even when you feel great, soak it up, because there will be just as many days where you’re exhausted, cranky, or just plain…pregnant. when the hubs wants to do the dishes, or make dinner, or rub your back. let him. no questions asked. when the stranger wants to open the door for you, let them. soak up the time being spoiled!

2. pick something to feel good about.

let’s face it, even the victoria’s secret models who get pregnant will have their moments of doubt and insecurity about their growing bodies. the fact is, you’re gonna grow. and not just in your belly. if any woman can go the full 40 weeks without breaking down about their new appearance at least once, they deserve some sort of massive trophy. for the rest of us, it’s time to focus on what we have. for me, i chose pedicures. my feet have yet to swell, and, well, i can’t really reach my toes too well, hehe. it’s one part of my body that feels pretty, all the time, no matter how much the rest of me changes. maybe yours is your hair, maybe it’s some cute shoes, or some new jewelry, but pick something that you can really feel good about yourself with. that one little thing can go a long way on the days you feel like a walking whaleicon wink bump day   week 31  |  colorado wedding photographer

3. stop comparing yourself.

i love me some internet, some pinterest, and some facebook, but the fact is, your pregnancy is not like the other women. sure, that lady in the photos on pinterest may look like she had the happiest, most amazing pregnancy ever, and only gained 20 pounds – but that’s her. and that’s only half her story. this is your body, creating a fricking human. yep. so just let it do what it need to do. it took me way too long to let this one really soak in. i’ve compared my weight gain to charts, compared my belly to others’ photos, and compared nearly every other detail there is to compare. but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. this is you. no one else.

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4. know what’s up.

this one’s tricky, because i really believe it’s all about balance. we live in a new society where information is everywhere. it’s overwhelming, even. our kids will know what google means way before they know what the heck an encyclopedia is. it’s scary. but it’s also kind of awesome. so read some books. right when i announced my pregnancy to my family, my sister sent me the girlfriend’s guide to pregnancy, and a friend got me the classic what to expect when you’re expecting. they’re both great, and i highly recommend them. but there’s thousands of books. even more websites, then add in forums, social media, and people’s stories of what happened to them and the people they knew, and it’s too much. this is all gonna happen how it’s gonna happen. so know enough to know what’s going on, but not enough to scare yourself. i don’t care what the boy scouts say, you can definitely be over-prepared.

5. find your way of relaxing.

i’m one of those people who bounces when they sit. and i can’t just watch tv. sure, i can watch tv while i update my website, and at the same time pet my cat luna, but i can’t just sit. it’s a disease, i swear. when i’m on, i’m on. but this whole making-a-human-thing, is a new type of demanding. it forced me to learn to just sit, just lay, or just take a bath. i had to figure out how to relax. take it from me, and give in early.

 

 

how far along? 31 weeks.
maternity clothes? yes!
stretch marks? still none, and i really hope it stays that way!
sleep? off and on – just depends on the night.
best moment of the week? mallory – the bride from last weekend’s wedding - made little lyon a baby blanket. made it. and packaged it with the sweetest little note. and becca – my bride from the week before – made me the most adorable survival kit for her wedding day – complete with mini oreos, water bottles, lotion, and even popsicles and ice cream! i don’t even know how to put into words how great it feels to have such thoughtful clients/friendsicon smile bump day   week 31  |  colorado wedding photographer
movement? i think he’s been inspired by the olympics – all he does is wiggle!
symptoms: sleepy-ness!
milestones: feeling hiccups from the little man!
miss anything? jeans. just a normal pair of jeans, hehe.
food cravings: i’m still stuck on ice cream and mexican. but not together.
belly button in or out? out!
wedding rings on or off? on!
looking forward to: my bestie’s wedding this weekend! i’m attending as the matron of honor, and not the photographer – which is equally awesome and strangeicon smile bump day   week 31  |  colorado wedding photographer

  • Alan Lyon - August 9, 2012 - 4:04 am

    Awesome!

  • Cathy Marie - August 9, 2012 - 3:25 am

    #5. You come by that one honestly. :) In fact, I’m surprised you actually CAN just sit and do nothing. Take advantage of it while you can. <3

bump day – week 30 | colorado wedding photographer

planning and decorating the nursery has definitely been a highlight of the pregnancy so far. the closer we get to having the nursery finished, the more real it feels that our little lyon is almost here. we’ve done quite a bit of work on the details of the nursery lately, including coming up with a pretty cute way to store stuffed animalsicon smile bump day   week 30  |  colorado wedding photographer

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total cost = $20 for the baskets from world market that we mounted to the wallicon smile bump day   week 30  |  colorado wedding photographer

ps – these stuffed animals have come from all sorts of friends and family and their travels around the world. our little man has animals from dubai, egypt, australia, and a few places around the u.s. ya…someone’s already spoiled.

after i came up with the idea for these, nate custom designed them for our little guy. they should be back from the printer any dayicon smile bump day   week 30  |  colorado wedding photographer

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more on the nursery coming together soon!! (pretty soon, all we’re gonna need is the baby to make it a real nursery:) )

how far along? 30 weeks.
maternity clothes? yes!
stretch marks? still none. they say lotions and oils don’t help, and it’s all genetics, but i’m still slappin’ it on.
sleep? ug. sleep? what’s sleep?
best moment of the week? feeling little lyon have the hiccups – 3 times in one day!
movement? tons! knees, kicks, elbows, and rolling around all the time.
symptoms: heartburn!
milestones: feeling hiccups from the little man!
miss anything? having a regular body temperature…i know it’s a particularly hot summer, but i am hot all. the. time.
food cravings: ice cream and popsicles! i blame the heat.
belly button in or out? out!
wedding rings on or off? on!
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  • Hair Court - August 6, 2012 - 11:36 am

    How would you like #4 out of 10- i am pretty sure I didn’t have my own toys

  • Pat Lyon Schumacher - August 6, 2012 - 2:31 am

    LOL!

  • Alan Lyon - August 6, 2012 - 1:38 am

    TYhis looks exactly my nursery when I was little….wait I don’t think I had a nursery….so hard to be number 4 out of 5 :)

  • Tiffany - August 5, 2012 - 8:55 pm

    the posters!!!! I love them!!

  • Katie Lyon - August 2, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    Probably so! ;)

  • Katie Lyon - August 2, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    Thanks Megan!! Your little ones are pretty cute, too :)

  • Katie Lyon - August 2, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    Hehehe, thanks Sarah! :)

  • Sarah Bauer - August 2, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    I LOVE those little sayings! And the animal baskets- so cute!

  • Cathy Marie - August 2, 2012 - 1:33 pm

    I think I need to find a little doggie stuffed toy. surprise, huh? ;)

  • Megan Yoachum - August 2, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    Katie! I love reading your updates on the pregnancy! Can’t wait to see pictures of the nursery and the little man! Congrats!

  • Jennifer Lyon - August 2, 2012 - 6:15 am

    Oh! I just love all the stuffed animals! The nursery is really coming together nicely!

bump day – week 29 | colorado wedding photography

wedding season has officially claimed my life, and while i wouldn’t want it any other way, it’s taught me a few things:

-relaxing nights at home watching a movie or reading books are not to be taken for granted. they’re rare, and i love them oh so much. they’ll be even more rare when little lyon is here, but when they do happen, it’ll be another member of the family snuggling on the couch – and i can’t wait for that. the simple pleasures in life, and those little relaxing moments together, they’re just priceless.

-time is flying. and not at southwest airlines speed. at nasa speed. i refuse to let stress get to me. a to do list is only that – a list. and it won’t defeat meicon smile bump day   week 29  |  colorado wedding photographymanaging wedding season while being majorly pregnant is no easy feat, but it’s also nothing that i’m gonna roll over and play dead for. it’s on!

-people are just so incredibly sweet. from my second shooters who are grabbing me water, to people giving me a confidence boost with a compliment – something about being pregnant brings out the sweetest in people. i could get used to thisicon wink bump day   week 29  |  colorado wedding photography

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i think our little nugget has grown this week – i feel like my belly has gone to a whole ‘nother level. he kicks, and squirms, and rolls around all the time. it’s amazing how big he’s gotten, and how i can tell where he is! it doesn’t seem like too long ago that he was just the size of a lime – now he’s a spaghetti squash! and in case you didn’t realize it, spaghetti squash are large.

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how far along? 29 weeks.
maternity clothes? yes!
stretch marks? still nope – knock on wood.
sleep? doing ok, but this non-stop heat isn’t helping anything!
best moment of the week? finishing two key projects for the nursery
movement? i’m getting kneed and elbowed on a constant basis!
symptoms: nothing too bad, besides growing fast!
milestones: hmmmm – no dramatic milstones i can think of for the week, but i’m sure there’s more around the corner!
miss anything? i really miss having a wardrobe! i refuse to spend a lot of money on maternity clothes since they’re so temporary, but my 4 outfits are getting old fast!
food cravings: i’m still big on ice cream and mexican food – but not at the same timeicon wink bump day   week 29  |  colorado wedding photography
belly button in or out? out. way out.
wedding rings on or off? on!
looking forward to: meeting the little guyicon smile bump day   week 29  |  colorado wedding photographyand picking a name! we were 90% set on a name, but now we’re back at a tie between two names!

  • Alan Lyon - July 28, 2012 - 2:00 am

    We are soooooo excited…..Thanks for the update.

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