(*Oh no, I think I feel another "debate" coming on. How about we do my brain a favor and keep Andrew out of this one?)
To have a portrait taken now would mean that it would be outdated in two months when our baby boy arrives. However, for that same reason, the fact that our threesome is about to change reinforces feelings that I have to capture this phase our life before it passes.
The reasons I hesitate include:
- Finding a photographer who has the ability to minimize the current size of my face and has the patience and creativity to keep up with Eliza.
- Affordability of studio and/or photographer. I am hoarding the baby sitting money I recently earned. It's the first paycheck that's been written out in my name since the Spring of 2006. However, I feel that spending money towards a family portrait is a justifiable reason to dip into "special" funds.
Presenting a pipe smokin, button wearing Andrew, a voluptuous, pregnant Ali & a cross eyed Eliza!! What do you think? I paid the sculptor to leave off my double chin.
I have to mention that our elderly neighbor (a woman in her mid seventies) was thrilled to see that our snow-woman was pregnant. However, she thought that it needed to be taken a step further. She dutifully saw to it that our snow family become anatomically correct.
I'd post the photos but they're borderline PG-13, maybe even Rated R. Some would call it art, but to post them would simply make me blush.
Our snow princess...
...12 seconds later, our snow princess realizes she's stuck.