What happened in Week 15?
This was the week before my induction date with Edward. I was thrown a ‘surprise’ baby shower by ladies from my church (‘surprise’ being in air quotes because Rick actually had to tell me about it, in order to convince me to leave the house that night), and both his mum and my mum came over that day to spend time with the boys. I made the most of my last one-on-day day with Jamie by taking him out to Dee Why for a lunch date at our favourite cafe. I distinctly remember ordering gyozas (for me), banana bread (for him), a banana smoothie (for me) and a babycino (for him) – clearly, we went all out. We also shared some extra special family cuddles that week, including a Monday morning with all of us cocooned under the doona together. There was also our last visit to see my obstetrician, an fun family dinner at Kam Fook Chinese Restaurant and a pre-baby date night for Rick and myself the night before the induction. It was such a wonderful week and just looking at the Project Life spread now makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Number of pages and inserts?
Just the usual two page layout for Week 15, along with three 8×10 vertical inserts. I used the inserts to include the head shots of Rick and myself from my maternity series that week, a ‘selfie’ of the five of us in bed together and photos that I took on our date night.
How were the photos taken and processed?
All the photos were taken on my iPhone 4S camera. About half the photos were processed using VSCO Cam on my iPhone. The rest were processed in Aperture on my Mac using the VSCO Film 01 Kodak Portra 800+ preset.
Favourite photo(s) from Week 15?
My favourites definitely include the photos of us in bed together – both the one in the title card and and the black and white one shown in the second insert (see image below). I also love the second and fourth 3×4 photos on the second page (see image above). The second image is one that I captured as we were leaving the hospital for the final time, and the fourth photo was taken as Rick and I sat at our table during our date, looking out the window onto the beach at night. The lights in the chandelier behind us were reflected in the glass of the window, making for a rather abstract photo. Both these 3×4 photos take me back to those two separate moments.
I love the gorgeous blue tones of the various photos against the lovely neutral palette. The two-page spread feels rather calm and serene to me, and that is exactly what that week before Edward’s arrival was like.
Becky Higgins Design A page protector; Becky Higgins 8×10 vertical page protector; Kodak 210gsm glossy premium photo paper. All photos printed on the Canon MG6360 Pixma using genuine Canon ink.
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Other posts you might be interested in reading:
My weekly Project Life process from beginning to end
Tips on taking photos for Project Life
What you need to get started with Project Life
You can read all my Project Life posts here.
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