Last Minute Pregnancy Pictures

Right before Bre went into labor we did a “bump” featuring shoot at Backdrop City. I tend to be pretty modest in fashion, so there haven’t been very many bump-centric pictures taken, and I wanted to capture these last moments. [FLRN DESIGN]’s Lae Love Momma Top & Sarong in store group gift worked pretty well for showing that curve off. *smile*

Belly Progress pose by Veiled Bae

A little throwback to the 2 month pictures of the “peanut”, with the sarong set and the month banner. *smile*

I somehow failed to write down which pose this is; I am so sorry! I love it enough that I had to include it still. If you know, please drop me a comment and I’ll up the post with the credit, otherwise I’ll keep sifting through all of the poses I’ve tried lately so that I can properly credit it.

Samia – Hannah  pregnancy MODELING Mirror   Bento Pose #77

Samia – Hannah  pregnancy MODELING Mirror   Bento Pose #77

Samia – Marissa  Phone Pregnant  Couple Bento Pose #74

{honeybee+peony} 8 months pregnant

{honeybee+peony} nine months pregnant

The Jellytot Photo Shop {JPS} – Showing Off The Bump

Reina Photography – CP0028

I know it’s not your traditional pregnancy baby bump photoshoot, but I love how these turned out at Backdrop City and how adorable the Zooby LoveMomma looks at full term.

Credits

Bre’s style:

Body: Zooby LoveMomma Body

Hair: Truth – Adore

Clothing: [FLRN DESIGN]’s Lae Love Momma Top & Sarong in store group gift

Luke’s style

Hair: Vango – Bradley in Browns (link to MP store)

Bottoms: Lapointe & Bastchild – Swear Havoc Jeans

Top: Bron – Adam Vest

Shoes: {COLD-ASH} – Mens CHELSEA Boots (Single Color-Dust SUEDE)

Taken at Backdrop City

Poses

Samia – Hannah  pregnancy MODELING Mirror   Bento Pose #77 (link to MP store)

{JPS} Showing Off The Bump (standing holding belly with eyes closed) link to MP store

{honeybee+peony} months pregnant (link to MP store)

Samia – Marissa  Phone Pregnant  Couple Bento Pose #74 (link to MP store)

{RP} CP0028 * (Reina Photography – link to MP store)

A Wintery Babymoon Part 3

Bre and Luke spent a quiet night at home on the last day of the babymoon, enjoying the comfort and beauty of the holiday lights, and this peaceful time together.

This pose is built into the mistletoe by What Next, looking at their “Real Tree”

:LW: Poses – Rescue me, couples pose

And the obligatory lit tunnel winter picture *grin*

:LW: Poses – I will take care of you, couples pose

Credits

Bre’s style:

Hair: Truth – Kitten – Brunette

Outfit: Ciao Amore! – Serena Onesie Pjs Tartan Red (made for Zooby LoveMomma body and several other mesh bodies)

Luke’s style

Hair: Vango. Bradley (Browns) (Note: MP store link)

Top: .epoch. – richard jammies – shirt –  BLACK (bought during a previous sale event)

Bottoms: GAS – Home Pants Charlie  – All 12 Colors w/HUD FATPACK

Poses

LW is Luanes World

What Next – mistletoe with poses

Lit Tunnel: Heart – Illuminated Sparkling Tunnel – Colour Changing Lights (MP link)

Christmas Tree by Real Waves – The Real Christmas Tree (MP Link)

A Wintery Babymoon Part 2

The next stop on the babymoon was at Winter Daydreams. There are a variety of areas to explore from romantic alcoves to little indoor spots to escape the cold for a bit or for a sweet little photo opportunity. The default WL has a neat look, especially with the Christmas lights dangling, but I also played with them a bit since they emphasize different aspects of the neat build.

There’s quite a nice gazebo for photo opportunities just after you TP in

There are some neat spots tucked away, so make sure to wander or cam about.

:LW: Poses – When you’re not strong

There are even spots for dancing

To end their babymoon they headed back home while Eva had Emma and Niall, to enjoy some quiet time at home before the baby arrived, in part 3.

Credits:

Bre’s style

Top: Ciao Amore! – Raffaella Sweater Reindeer Grey

Bottom: {bb} Basics – Mommy Outfit #13

Shoes: Ciao Amore! – Alpha Mask FeetFATPACK

Shoes: friday – Lennon Boots (Storm)

Luke’s style:

Hair: Vango – Bradley in Browns

Bottoms: Lapointe & Bastchild – Swear Havoc Jeans

Top: Bron – Adam Vest

Shoes: {COLD-ASH} – Mens CHELSEA Boots (Single Color-Dust SUEDE)

Poses not included in decorative props

:LW: Poses – When you’re not strong – couples pose (hugging in lights)

Prop when standing: [ west end ] Bento – Christmas Frosted Shake

A Wintery Babymoon Part 1

With the coming birth of their first Zooby Animesh Newborn, Bre and Luke went on a little babymoon. As you probably have guessed by now, if you’ve read a few of the posts lately, I love Moochie’s holiday sim, so that was the first stop.

A few dances at the center “gathering” space

Snowy snuggles are the best

As always, a wander through the landscape to discover the beautiful little places tucked among the trees.

Tip: Shared environment WL is great, but you can catch some amazing moments with settings like Blizzard

There are several spots for avatars to snuggle, talk, take pictures, or enjoy the scheduled story stream that plays. Two seating spots had poses that looked adorable to me, which admittedly became difficult as the pregnancy was about to come to term, because most animations cause some distortion. I love these two shots. 🙂

Bre decided to take a break on a bench along the lake, where there is ice skating and other little spots to discover, while Luke explored. I’m so jealous of how well Moochie can decorate and create a whole scene.

With the snow gently falling, this is a beautiful spot to find some peace during a usually hectic time.

The happy couple continued their babymoon at a few other locations on the grid in the upcoming two posts…

Credits:

Bre’s style

Body: Zooby Av LoveMomma Body

Hair: Truth – Adore

Bottoms: {bb} Basics – High Waist Leggings  in Black

Top: Ciao Amore! – Raffaella Sweater Poinsettia Red

Shoes: -KC- DANIA BALLET FLATS

Luke’s style

Hair: Vango – Bradley in Browns

Bottoms: Lapointe & Bastchild – Swear Havoc Jeans

Top: Bron – Adam Vest

Shoes: {COLD-ASH} – Mens CHELSEA Boots (Single Color-Dust SUEDE)

Poses were all built into the furniture at the sim; there is a dance ball in the middle of the clearing for a lot of dance options

Baby Bump Shoot at Moochie’s

I absolutely love going to Moochie’s sim for Fall and Winter! I was honored enough to get to chat with her a few times over the years, when she also had a very popular store, and then blown away by her landscape. Not only is Moochie’s sim beautiful with tons of places for photography, hanging out with friends, and exploring, but she even allows you to set your home location there! The generosity she’s always shown made me a loyal group member years ago, but I always look forward to exploring when she sets up a season on the sim. She even has a stream you can play during the Christmas season, which I photographed info about too.

Since Baby 3 is about to be born, a few bump-centric shoots are in order, so I found myself at Moochie’s quite often, and decided to make one post for different favorite spots on her sim.

Although I had taken a bunch of shots in this area, I love how adorkable the next pose looked and want to share it.

And here is the info from a sign on Moochie’s land for listening to the stream.

My husband and I actually came back to listen to the stream once while doing another photoshoot. Lower your WLs, pick one of the cute sitting spots around the sim, and have a relaxing time during the busy holiday season. Between the landscape and the reading at Moochie’s, your blood pressure will drop back down to normal. 😉

Credits:

Top: Carol’s Store – Winter Dress

Bottoms: {bb} Basics – High Waist Leggings  1 – Black

Shoes: -KC- DANIA BALLET FLATS / MAITREYA LEGACY KUPRA LOVEMOMMA SLINK

Poses:

Kneeling: Samia – Hannah Pregnancy Bento Pose #77

Some animations built into Tuty – Pretty Pregnant Mom Bento AO – 3 belly sizes

Luane’s World :LW: Bento Poses – Confident

The Miix Event

I have been hitting the different events between wandering the beautifully decorated sims across the grid and wanted to show off one find that I was very impressed with. First, if you’re not familiar with the Seraphim website, they have a ton of info about sales with galleries, so I’m going to share the link to the Miix page here. Note: It’s SL, so some pictures on their site won’t be as modest as things I would post, but it’s a gallery picture page to show what each booth has. I’m just window shopping and not actually shopping right now, but I noticed an AO that has some cool features. Salt’n’Pepper put out Bento Set AO 4 and it is curve-friendly. I don’t know if many others struggle with this, but with a curvier avatar while Bre is pregnant, I’ve noticed that almost every non-pregnancy related AO I have tends to have some animations that cause arms and hands to go into the avatar body or they’re super exaggerated to accomodate a fluffy ballroom gown. Although Salt’n’Pepper’s AO is a bit pricier than I normally pay, if I was going to keep the fuller figure that Bre currently has, I think it’s definitely worth it. They have a demo at the event, so you can try it out and check if it works for your figure (I know it seems obvious, but I totally didn’t think of it a few times, so make sure to cam around your avi while trying the demo, to see if arms seem too far away from the body during movements, such as an idle movement of brushing hair back). And I admit that I am a sucker for a more elegant and less fidgety AO, despite my tendency to go for whimsy or adorkable. Just look at their ad!

And now to show you a few of my favorite ones I took pictures of, to show how it works with the Zooby LoveMomma Persephone body at almost full term…

Sometimes a nice stand without the hands up is super handy, in my opinion.

Just a touch of sass when walking 🙂

This is honestly the first AO where her hand hasn’t clipped into her hip or her arm through her torso, or been awkwardly further than the body frame is.

And I don’t use bags often, but this looks like it’d be perfect with a clutch. It’s still a dash posh to me, so I kind of love it. lol

If you’re not familiar with Seraphim, here’s their link and I definitely recommend checking it out. I’ve discovered so many events and items I probably would never have come across in my usual grid travels, and it also helps me remember what events are going on since I might have an issue with capping out my groups and notifications… 🙂

Bring On the Knits!

There is something about Christmas music that makes me unpack every knit, hoodie, and cardi I own and start wearing them, even if it’s only down in the 60s instead of actually cold. Apparently I have the same inclination in SL as well. *grin* When I saw a new item at Whimsical Designs along with a new group gift over at Carol’s Store, I couldn’t resist getting cozy in world.

Whimsical Designs came out with the cute Veronica Sweater in Glitter that comes with a HUD in the megapack (I swear that I own more Fatpacks and Megapacks than individual outfits anymore; you always have enough options for a seasonal look plus daily wear, so they’re totally worth the investment in my book). You can pair it with the Luna Skirt that is on display in the store with it, but I found that the sweater pairs with almost anything, and since I am in a cozy mood, I paired it with some leggings and comfy socks while hanging out at our cabin. The Luna Skirt is really cute too, with a sexy little cut up the thigh, and since Bre is so pregnant I’m going to hold onto that cutie for when the baby has been born and I can pair it with a cropped tee, I think. (I love versatility and am so thankful that designers are making mix and match pieces for the LoveMomma Body now!) Anyway, a cup of steaming tea in a rocking chair with cozy clothes automatically came to mind when I saw the sweater and I just had to share.

I really want to be in this moment IRL, in these clothes lol

I loved this pic that I wanted it to be my first, despite the leg going over the arm of the chair a bit, but wanted to show the sweater off a little better, so here’s one where Bre isn’t all curled up and chatty.

Like I said, super versatile and cozy! It was a blustery day in The Midwest, so I just loved how this turned out! If you get the Megapack, you get options for the green, grey, purple, blue, and a pink/fuschia. (Yep, I’ll totally do the grey sweater with some yoga leggings while setting up the new nursery area. I think it’ll be a perfect combo with more bang for your buck, or linden as the case may be. *smile*)

When I got the notice about the new group gift at Carol’s Store for a Winter Dress and saw that it was a knit design, I raced over despite the crazy region crashes today. *grin* Since the gift comes in Christmas red I thought I’d pair it with a set of Whimsical Designs stockings that has a choice of 4 tops (and can be tinted right in the AvLove Momma HUD too!) and some ballet flats from KC. By the way, if I haven’t mentioned it and you have an AvLove Momma body, I seriously recommend KC Couture for body-friendly shoes. They come in nearly every female body type it seems.

I’m not often one for a sweater or t-shirt dress, but it was knit and I’m a sucker for the cuteness. The hint of lace at the top of the WD stockings really amped up the gift, in my opinion. Thank goodness it’s not snowy quite yet! *grin* Anyway, I just had to make a quick post with these little cuties, especially if any LoveMommas are needing some cute clothes that work not just for the holiday season, but for winter, too. I don’t know about you, but if I’m cold IRL, I don’t want a cropped or ruffled top in SL, so some nice knits will pull me in every time, especially when I have some versatile options! Here comes the credit where credit is due…

In pictures one and two:

WD Veronica Sweater in Glitter Knit

{bb} Basics – Mommy Outfit #11 (High waisted leggings)

Thalia Heckroth – Cozy socks GREEN

TRUTH Solstice – Redhead

At log cabin on premium land; built in animations for What Next chair

Third picture:

Carol’s Store – Winter Dress Xmas Gift (free join)

WD (Whimsical Designs) Stockings Persephone Lace Pack 1 HUD Fatpack 

-KC- Dania Ballet Flats (Comes iwth color HUD)

The Old Bridge from Studio Skye – built in pose

LumiPro 18 lighting HUD and wearable lights

Wrap Me Up in Luna

I was lucky enough to get my gaming pixel hands on the megapack of the Luna outfit by Whimsical Designs and loved the red option so much I decided Bre needed to go explore Luane’s World’s newly redone Le Monde Perdu in Autumn. This set is definitely a head turner for Halloween, especially on the LoveMomma body! I typically dress Bre a little more modestly, but wow, I just couldn’t resist wrapping her up in the saucy red print. *grin* Luna is 99L for each color top, skirt, or stockings (sold separately); giving mix or match options; or a Megapack of 8 varieties in 5 variations for 899L. I love the ability to change the top to solid black while sporting the fun patterns, so sometimes a fatpack/megapack is right up my alley, especially when it’s a themed item, since it’s too easy to wear a themed outfit once and then lose it in the recesses of the inventory instead of having ways to incorporate pieces into more outfits. Plus, there are multiple colors, so you’re not bound to what most consider “Halloween orange”, too.

Bre started the evening exploring near the landing point at the first strand of lights visible, since you know I’m a sucker for lights. *laugh*

I couldn’t resist adding the cute little black cat tattoo on the baby bump and twirling helped Carol G’s tattoo peek out of the sexy skull and crossbones pattern that I just adore in the Luna set.

I wanted to check out the windmill and noticed that this spot framed her really well while my usual Tuty’s Dainty AO had Bre making some adorable poses, so no poseballs or furniture used for this shoot! Just wait for Luke to see this Halloween treat…I mean, baby bump outfits are usually cute, not downright sexy like this and just waiting to be unwrapped!

At nightfall I found my way to a firelit gazebo near a rainy patch of the beach and managed to catch this model-type moment. The fire and LumiPro did a stellar job of showing that this combo is gorgeous from behind, too! Usually I make my laptop wallpaper into the latest cute SL family or couple pic, but I’m going to be admiring this picture for a few days. *grin* I personally love how it all looks from behind, but not in a creepy way. *laugh*

Bre ended the night watching the waves and rain at the sand’s edge. I couldn’t resist taking this last shot that gives a full view of the outfit, but also shows how it wraps around the body so well, even at 7 months along. With a little of the right lighting you get the chance to see the delicate side of this Halloween show stopper. Just be prepared to get some risque IMs – I warned you. *wink*

I look forward to swapping the colors of the pieces around after Halloween and creating some other enticing looks, especially for the Babymoon when Luke gets back from his mission. Hubba hubba. *grin* One of my favorite things about SL is that my alter ego gets to be the less shy and prettier version of the me in my head – I couldn’t have pulled this off so stunningly while pregnant, but thanks to Whimsical Designs and SL, I think Luke will definitely approve of this post and pack!

Giving credit where credit is due:

WD – Whimsical Designs – Luna Megapack, which includes a multi HUD along with the top, the skirt, and the stockings.

Hair: Truth Oasis – Redhead

AO: Tuty’s – Dainty

Location: Luane’s World Le Monde Perdu, Autumn

Tattoo: [CAROL G] Cute Black Cat (belly, 100%)

Settling into the new home

The time before Luke left on his mission seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. They were able to take some of the essentials to the new house, but the agency would have a service deliver their remaining belongings shortly after he left, which was probably good because it would help pass the time without dwelling on Luke being away on a mission without her for the first time.

Definitely smaller, but a neat home with plenty of room for all three children

Bre and Luke discovered a neat area on the property; wooded with a pavilion and Bre couldn’t wait to work on the landscaping and adding more Fall decor. One of the upsides to having a smaller home was a lot of land for everyone to enjoy.

After exploring some of the property the day before, on the last day they took Niall and Emma to the pavilion and Emma couldn’t resist taking advantage of a nearby hay bale that she and her brother had been playing on to feel the baby move. Bre felt like her heart would burst from the love and joy of this beautiful moment of the family together at their new home.

Niall was more interested in his thumb than feeling the baby move, but Emma took full advantage of the moment. It was hard for Emma to believe that Bre’s tummy could be so big!

The night before he left, Luke had a sweet little talk with Baby Bump in the soft light of their sparsely filled bedroom. He hated going on a mission with Bre pregnant, especially knowing how much danger was involved, and leaving them to settle into a new home pretty much on their own, but it was moments like tonight’s that he would carry with him for the next few weeks and he knew they would sustain him when he was worried about his safety. A precious family was waiting back at home for him, so he had to make it back no matter what.

Blog credits:

For Bre, beyond the basics:

Zooby LoveMomma Body 2.3 (paused at 7 months, due to my slow blogging *grin*)

-KC- DANIKA SNEAKERS

[FLRN DESIGN] – SHIRT MOMMA GIFT SET Pink (the short sleeved in the couple picture)

{bb} (Bluebird Baby) Basics – Mommy Outfit #13 (I used the jeans in this combo with both shirts)

{bb} Basics – Mommy Outfit #12 (the long sleeved top from this combo)

TRUTH Vanish, Paradise

Luke’s credits beyond the basics:

Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans in Blue 56

L&B Swear Henley Shirt

Vango. Bradley_Browns (MP for store here)

{COLD-ASH} Mens CHELSEA Boots (SingleColor-Dust SUEDE)

Emma:

Zooby Child AV Sweater Plain Fat Pack

Zooby Child AV Sweatpants Plain Fat Pack

Zooby Child AV Sneaker Solid Fat Pack

Zooby Child Avatar Dallas BOXED

Tuty – SWEET AND PLAYFULL CHILD GIRL BENTO AO – Priority 3 & 4

Toddleedoo Hair Amelie V.2 (MP here)

[iK01] Mesh Eyes  – New Beginnings

Poses:

Bee Designs-Inkme Autumn Song gacha 6 (holding from behind in pink shirt)

**SN~ (Something New) A Daddys Love (edited for posing purposes)

{JPS – The Jellytot Photo Shop} Showing Off The Bump (with prop I added)

Prop: 22769 – Hay Bale with blanket

Just Tell Me

“It was really nice to have a date night tonight, Luke. It’s been a long time since we dressed up and went somewhere nice…It seems like we’ve spent all of our free time with Emma and Niall the past couple of months and forgot to take a little time off together.”

“Bre, it’s been a wonderful night and I hate to ruin how relaxing it has been, especially now, but I have put off talking about this for too long and ran out of time.”

“Um, Luke, you’re making me kind of nervous, making such a serious comment. Quit staring into space and just tell me please!”

Luke moved and pulled his wife into his lap so they could talk. “I know we agreed to stop working at least until this baby is a few months old, but The Agency called and asked me to take on a mission. It’s a big one and they said I’d be a real asset on this one…I told them yes. I know I should have talked it over with you back when they called, and I shouldn’t have given an answer until we talked, but, I just…I guess I felt I couldn’t walk away when he said they really wanted me to come back in for this mission. I’m so sorry for not telling you sooner and for agreeing without talking to you. And I’m sorry I probably ruined our night out…” Luke replied miserably.

“Luke! You didn’t ruin our time together, but what if something happens? That’s why we agreed to take a break and later on decide if we want to go back into the field. How long before you leave? How long do they think the mission will take? If they made you feel like they need you, then it has to be really dangerous!”

Luke looked down at his feet and then back at Bre. “I leave the day after tomorrow. They called three weeks ago and I’ve been trying to find a way to tell you what I had agreed to, but couldn’t find the nerve. It should only be a couple of weeks, but I know you didn’t want me out in the field right now.”

“We are handfasted and married…you shouldn’t have to find the nerve to talk to me about anything! We vowed to face everything together and to always be there for one another. And I wish you hadn’t put it off. Everybody tries to ‘live in the moment and appreciate it’, but we forget to truly appreciate it sometimes. I don’t want any of us to have regrets.”

Luke sighed, looking at the softly lapping water and stars twinkling just beyond the bridge where they sat. “You’re right. I really hate to let you down and have been worried that the stress could hurt the baby, since you’ve had a rough second trimester.”

“It’s okay and we’re okay. I promise. I’m scared about the danger you’re going to be in, but the baby and I will be fine, and the kids were always pretty easy going about us going on missions. I’ll ask Eva to come stay with us while you’re gone and it’ll feel more normal for them with you gone, then. Just don’t avoid talking about things with me please. Our marriage deserves better than that.”

After clearing the lump in his throat Luke replied, “I made them agree to moving us to a permanent safe house. It has two houses, so one for Sylo to live in, since she has lived in a home beside us for so long that I won’t let them separate you two, and then a place for our family. It won’t be as big or nice as our house currently is, but the agent who called back with the new home information said it’s plenty big enough for us, a room for Niall and Emma, plus a separate nursery for this little one. I told them I wouldn’t even consider it without making sure you all were moved somewhere safe, just in case something happens.”

Bre smiled softly at her husband, taking in his earnest expression and the little crease that always appears between his eyebrows when he’s concerned. “It means a lot that you made sure that they’re taking care of us in case of anything. And I’m glad you’ll be with us tomorrow to help start the move. Plus, you get to tell Sis that she’s moving!” Bre laughed. “Eva has grown used to apartment life and wouldn’t bat an eye at being told to move, but Sylo…she’s going to give you hell!” Bre rubbed her rounded belly, wondering what this new chapter in life will hold, and then looked Luke in the eye. “Just try to come home to us. The mansion isn’t what made our place our home. It’s our family that does that.”

Luke sighed in relief and then smiled in wonder at his wife. “I should have handled this better. Thank you for being…you. And I know I said it earlier, but want you to know I mean it. You look beautiful tonight, love.”

I hope you don’t mind that I decided to blog a little scene that formed in my mind when I decided to change my landscape. I haven’t written dialogue for a long time, so please forgive any mistakes there! *grin* I just had this little movie in my mind and when I found Luna te Amo in the Destination Guide…*chef’s kiss* If you like a photogenic place, you MUST check their place out. The group is free to join, which gives you rez rights, too, although they have various seating arrangements in the different areas, which I took advantage of on the non-beach side of the property.

Time for giving credit where credit is due (with SLurls embedded when possible)…

Bre is in:

Whimsical Design’s Isabelle Gown (It’s one of the older designs, but looks great without any clipping even during the third trimester, which I’ve found happening with some LoveMomma clothing from other stores, since the belly is so extended and some AOs cause the mesh to clip in the lower section of the belly during movement then)

-KC- AWENA SANDALS

TRUTH Vanish – Redhead

a.b – Amalia 25 – BOM LeLu Evo X (eyebrow shaper, eyebrows)

[Glam Affair] Cherry Skin [Lelutka EvoX] Honey (I bought it at Uber, but it should be in store soon)

LeLUTKA Avalon Head 3.0

Eclat – Ari Choker

AvLoveMomma Persephone Body (7 months along), by Zooby (straight from the NC when landing at Zooby’s:

“AVATARLOVE Store

  • Entrance to the right of Zooby Animesh Babies Store
  • Love Momma persephone – Full pregnancy BOM body
  • Love Aphrodite – BOM body ONLY , does NOT get pregnant”

Luke is in:

L&B (Lapointe & Bastchild) Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition Oxford Shoes

L&B Edge Business Suit Premium Edition 2.1 Gianni Version

Vango. Bradley Hair, Browns

And last but definitely not least, Luna te Amo!