32 Weeks Pregnant | St. Louis Maternity Photographer

32 Weeks Pregnant | St. Louis Maternity Photographer – I’ve got lots of amazing photos to share with you in today’s post! But first I’ve got to tell you a quick story. So yesterday I posted about my school baby shower that took place on Friday. Well yesterday at school, my students were in art class when I was called to the art room. In my five years of working at my school, I’ve never been called during class. I immediately thought something was wrong, so I literally ran to the art room.  My jaw dropped to the floor as I was shocked to see a surprise baby shower that my students and their parents were throwing me!  This was a full-on baby shower complete with decorations, cookie cake, cupcakes, juice, and tons of gifts!  It was SO sweet and Baby Itz was showered with tons of love once again.  We certainly are lucky.

And now for the thirty-two week bumpdate photo:

32 weeks

I’m getting more and more comments from strangers (all nice ones!), so I know I’m looking more and more pregnant each and every day.  I am also starting to feel very pregnant.  Don’t get me wrong, I feel great! I just feel very pregnant… which I am!

Baby Itz: 32 Weeks

Baby’s size? Squash.

Maternity clothes? LOVE them. I’ve got a Fit Maternity review coming later this week.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Ehhh sleep has not been awesome, but I’m not tired during the day, so I’m not complaining. I’m having a hard time getting comfortable (despite my pregnancy pillow), and I’m waking up all the time to pee.

Best moment this week: Absolutely my baby showers!

Miss anything? Not really.

Movement: Lots of movement – I love watching him move through my belly.

Food Cravings: No cravings just eating everything in sight. Literally. I can’t seem to get enough food. I eat all day long. I try and make it healthy, but there was a lot of cookie cake consumed yesterday.  Baby Itz liked it.

Anything making you queasy or sick? No..

Gender: BOY BOY BOY!!!!

Labor Signs: None, not that I would know what those feel like anyway!

Symptoms: I’ve really been feeling great!

Belly Button – in or out?  The top part is sticking out a tiny bit. I wouldn’t consider it an “outtie” by any means. You can take a look at the photos below.

Wedding Rings – on or off? On!

Happy or Moody? Happy!

Looking Forward To: On Saturday, Jonny and I are meeting with our pediatrician for the first time. He is who my sister uses and absolutely adores, so we’re eager to get to know him and confirm that he will be our baby’s doctor, as well.


St. Louis Maternity Photographer – the one and only Stephanie Cotta Photography. Yes, she’s my incredibly talented sister, but she’s also an award-winning photographer. Her e-workshop: Mastering the Art of Newborn Photography is sold worldwide and contains instructional videos of over fifteen poses including sibling and parent shots, voice-over narration, detailed step-by-step posing instructions, shooting strategies, tips to grow your business, and much more. Her Newborn Posing Guide is also available for individual purchase (or comes as part of her e-workshop). Stephanie travels nationwide hosting workshops and sharing her talents.

As busy as she (and she’s quite booked!), Stephanie always makes time for me. Whether itz at her house, outdoors, or in her studio, her pictures always impress. Here’s a 32-week maternity photo from just yesterday with my pregnant belly:

32 weeks pregnant

Stephanie just said last night, “You’re much more fun to photograph now that there is actually a bump!”  And actually a bump there definitely is…

32 weeks belly

Isn’t her creativity amazing?  She’s brilliant.

I’ve always had a special bond with Stephanie’s daughter (my niece), Audrey Rose. Last night, Stephanie posted this next photo of me on her Facebook page with this description: “Audrey Rose really loves two things… her Aunt Lindsay and babies. So the fact that Aunt Lindsay is having a baby is really just icing on the cake. Love the relationship that these two have… For the longest time, Audrey would call her “La La”. Just this week, she started saying “Lindsay” and both Lindsay and I have tried to make her regress and go back to La La…. Unfortunately, we have not been successful.”

32 weeks pregnant audrey


34 thoughts on “32 Weeks Pregnant | St. Louis Maternity Photographer

  1. First of all, you have all the right in the world to brag about these photos and secondly, I LOVE LOVE that we have all been on this journey with you – This is the beauty of blogging, you can look back to when there was just a peanut in your belly and now there is a squash! What kind of squash? Spaghetti?! MY FAVORITE!

  2. Beautiful pictures!! I love hearing that your niece calls you LaLa. I have a sister named Lindsey and that is what I (and all of my younger siblings) called her. It eventually transitioned to Ninny and then the full Lindsey. But, your story just reminded me of it. Thanks for the wonderful memory to start my morning! 🙂

  3. The pictures — and you! — are so, so beautiful! And so sweet of your students and their parents!

    I went through a bottomless pit phase a couple of weeks ago, but my appetite has thankfully tapered off. My husband and I had to order two pizzas one night — he has just biked for 4 hours and I, umm, am growing a human. It was insane how much we ate!

  4. Aw, lucky Lindsay. I have not been able to eat much and I am 30 weeks today. Hoping that changes soon so I can keep up with the baby’s demands. Ha.

    The last picture if the CUTEST thing. 🙂

  5. Your class totally pulled one over on you! So sweet and thoughtful, I’m sure they all love you!

    Beautiful pictures! You sis is very talented. I love how she uses lighting to create different effects in the photos.

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