My maternity journey in pictures, nesting and make-overs

So after some traveling and being married for nearly a decade, Ray and I got to thinking…. it’s time for the next adventure…



….it’s baby time!

I met this guy for the first time on 6th August 1999 at a Counting Crows concert – we were jostling over the last t-shirt for sale at the merchandise table – he got the shirt – can you even handle!? Anyway long story short, I got the guy and the shirt in the end!  Seriously though I am the luckiest girl alive to have ended up with this amazing human –  for so many reasons (but I am not about to get all soppy here).

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So back to ‘baby time’…. off we scoot to the doctor – excited much!? Check out that little blobby on the right! (I know you are thinking – you are kidding me right!? What the hec is that!!??) That’s our confirmation – we are going to be parents – big ‘wow’ moment!


Obviously the next step is progression shots right !?!


Then a little ‘baby moon’ getaway – to one of our fav spots in SA!!! Love Umngazi!!!

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…and then the real deal professional maternity shoot with the uber-talented Ilse Moore Art and Photography at 32 weeks– a super fun experience!!! I would totally recommend her if you are looking to do something a bit different :)

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Then something happened….it’s called ‘nesting’ or ‘nesting-super-over-drive’ or ‘the-never-ending-list-of-doom’ (you add to this list every time you can’t sleep at night in-between the now 6-8 loo breaks). Nesting is real (and scary!) – my poor husband!


I even got in there and did some plumbing with my epic pink tool kit (yes it stank that bad!)


….soooooo much cleaning, so much shopping and of course some ‘before and afters’.

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….and then of course more progression shots (this is the last of it, promise)


So as I write this (we are over our due date) our little man should be arriving any day now – everything feels as ready as it can be (I mean can you ever really be 100% ready!?) – well at least it’s clean ;) Come see us when we get back from the hospital :) The next post will be introducing our new addition :) Yay! See you all on the flip side :)


  1. Stunning pics and awesome post! I’m due on the 3rd Jan and I can’t wait, this made me even more so. All the best I’m sure your little tiny boy is arriving soon if not already. Waiting with baited breath for the newborn pics

  2. Thinking of you and Ray! Wishing you the very best for the adventure ahead. x

  3. How exciting! May your journey continue to be blessed! <3

  4. Awesome Lex.

  5. Just love these pics!!

  6. Stunning pics stunning journey cant wait to meet him.

  7. Christl Watt says:

    This baby is coming on the 25th!! Cos that’s an AWESOME date ;) … come on, little guy, make me proud .. join me on that FAB date??? …. So stunning to see, my friend. Have been wondering how you are doing and judging by the size of things from your 39 weeks shot (what happened to 38 weeks, by the way?) you ain’t getting much comfortable sleep!! :) cannot wait to meet this little guy! Much love and God’s blessings on all 3 of you!!

  8. Beautiful pics and I’m loving the accompanying commentary☺
    All the best as you welcome your little man into the world.

  9. Ah my friend….you are gorgeous, your home make over is gorgeous and your baby boy is going to be GORGEOUS!!

    Best of luck with the birth. Cant wait to see you an meet your little man.

    Lots and lots of love,

    • Thanks so much Dez <3 We are excited to meet him now :) Looking forward to seeing you again too and hearing all about your wedding :) Yay!! Soon now!!!

  10. Could I be more proud to have you as a sister…I think not! You are such an amazing, kind, caring and loving person Lex. You have the biggest of hearts, and between you and your equally perfect hubby (love you to the moon and back Ray) Kraken is coming into this world with the perfect grounding, even if he is a week or two or three late haha. Love you three so much and can’t wait for this next journey, of course chapters to be written!

  11. What a wonderful blog post – absolutely LOVE it! Thank you for sharing so openly and honestly. What a cute story of the Counting Crows T-Shirt! Think you definatley need a shot of Baby in that shirt! Sending you all lots of love and we’re excitedly awaiting your next installment!!!!

  12. Wow beautiful pics Lex!Wishing u all da best when da little guy is due. May God continue to bless you guys. Much love :)

  13. Cindy Jones says:

    Pie!!! how did i miss this blog post? actually it is the best. of time. love

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