The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly Minds

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Squee! Today I get to share maternity photos with you guys! I got my photos done at 36 weeks, and the weeks leading up to the shoot I was worried I’d go into labour and miss out on this wonderful experience. Thankfully squirrelly baby decided to behave and stay put!

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsI had a wonderful time getting our photos done with Stephanie of Centric Photography, and had fun playing dress up with my various outfits! I knew I would be printing these off for framing, and couldn’t bear the thought of wearing the same outfit in each photo. Yep, I over think these kind of things.

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsI ordered a pack of 6 4×4 prints (their square shape make them perfect for instagram photos!). The photos are printed on art paper, giving them a cool textured look. I put the pictures in a 3 pack fotobit frame, but because I ordered 6, I played around with the set up and combination of photos, and where I wanted to put them.

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsI normally hate taking pictures in and out of frames. The tabs are difficult to move or the picture shifts each time you take it in and out, etc etc. But I found the fotobit click and snap system insanely easy, so taking pictures in and out and rearranging the frame orientation was a total breeze. Because I wasn’t frustratingly swearing my head off like I normally would, I tried out three different arrangements and photographed each one for you to check out – on a table, on a shelf, and hung on the wall.

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsThe first set up I put the frames in a sort of L-shape, and had them standing up on the side table. I really liked this orientation, especially with the cute little teddy bear sitting on top!

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly Minds
I only have three boxes/frames so there’s only so many arrangements I could do, but with more boxes you could create all sorts of different shapes. The thick base makes it easy for these to stand up on their own too.

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly Minds
We have a couple wall shelves that holds our board book library. I liked the idea of mingling a couple photos in there as well to break it up a bit.

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsThe Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsThey easily blend in, and of course being rested on a shelf, you can always move them around if you’re the kind of person who needs to ‘mix things up’ every now and again.

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsThe Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly Minds
For the last arrangement, I put the frames back into an L shape and mounted them on the wall. I decided this was the one I wanted to stick with. Paired with the “reach for the stars” print and the gold geo shapes, it fit perfectly.

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsThe Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly MindsI decided to only use two photos from the maternity shoot however. Why? Because I have a whack load of ultrasound photos just sitting in a drawer begging to be used! I figured they would work perfectly in these frames, and hooray I was right! How fun will it be for squirrelly baby to see photos of the two of us, my huge bump, and what he/she looked like way back when!

The Bump: Maternity Photos with Snapbox Fotobit | Squirrelly Minds
Table top, on the shelf or on the wall, what arrangement do you like best?

Frames and prints provided by Snapbox.
Maternity photos by Centric Photography

      

Home | Squirrelly Baby’s Land of Nod Nursery

Squirrelly Minds Nursery Reveal with Land of Nod You guys, it’s finally time! I’ve been giving you sneak peek’s over on instagram, but today I finally get to share the entire mint, gold, and grey nursery over at Honest to Nod! I couldn’t be happier with the space and all the lovely items that make it so perfect.

Squirrelly Minds Nursery Reveal with Land of Nod Now I have made a few tweaks and adjustments since taking these photos (the downloadable moon phase art print for example) so, providing baby let’s me sneak away for a bit, I will be back on here in a few weeks time to share the updated nursery with all its sources.
But for now, head over to Honest to Nod to check it out! See you there.

      

The Friday Five | BBQ Recipes

The Friday Five - BBQ Recipes | Squirrelly Minds

Mexican Corn on the Cob by Damn Delicious | | Grilled Salmon Kebabs from My Invisible Crown | BBQ Onion Steaks with Honey Mustard Sauce from Bon Appetit | BBQ Pork Tenderloin from Add a Pinch

While I don’t do much (any) of the grilling myself, I LOVE a good BBQ meal. It’s just so fast, easy, and delicious! Yes, carcinogens are delicious.

What is your favourite BBQ recipe?

      

Life | Pregnancy Update – 38 Weeks

Pregnancy Update - 38 weeks | Squirrelly Minds

Photo by Centric Photography

Yes, we’re at 38 weeks. How was my last pregnancy update already 3 weeks ago? How is there only 2 (roughly) weeks to go? We’re in the home stretch friends, baby could come any day.

Things have been going really well. I got back a few pictures from our maternity photo shoot at 36 weeks and love them. I’ll be sharing a whole whack load more of them next week so get ready!
For now, let’s get on with the questions.

Pain
I’ve been all right in this department. The other night however I did have an insane evening full of braxton hicks. They weren’t painful, but rather my stomach would just go rock hard and no matter what I did (aside from take a bath) I could not get comfortable. Oh the joys of the body preparing itself for what’s ahead!

Cravings
I can never get enough ice cream, a craving I try to curb with plain greek yogurt instead…try.

Mood
SO much better than the last update! I’ve gotten a lot more things finalized/finished and have had to force myself to take a few days off from doing anything but lay on the couch and watch gilmore girls. It’s been completely rejuvenating and so needed.

Baby Growth
My uterus was measuring just 1cm over at yesterday’s appointment – so hoping that means baby stays at a good size!

Baby Movement
I can definitely tell when squirrelly baby is sleeping, and certainly when he/she is awake! We’re now able to press around on my tummy and be able to tell if we’re feeling a foot and bum etc, which is really really cool!

Preparation
I still have a few things on my to do list, namely getting Squirrelly Minds set so you all have something to see at least once or twice a week, but mainly it’s boring practical stuff like maternity leave, insurance papers etc. I had to knock a lot of items off my list because I just knew I couldn’t get it done in time, so the shop has remained a bit stagnant in result of that. But all the ‘must do’s’ are finished, and after purchasing a few more ‘must haves’, we’ll be all set to go!

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