Buffalo History Museum

Yesterday, Daisy and I took a trip with her Papa to the Buffalo History Museum. There are so many things to do in Buffalo, but because of my job and work schedule (or lack of schedule) I don’t get to enjoy a lot of them. I’ve been trying to take advantage of my maternity leave now that I’m feeling better, and her Papa suggested the museum, so off we went.

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The history of the building itself is amazing. It was built in 1901 as the New York State pavilion for the Pan American Exposition. After the exposition, the  Buffalo Historical Society moved into the building. It was designed by a Buffalo architect, George Cary.

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Even though Daisy slept through the entire experience, it was so much fun to be able to go and spend some time with my dad. It’s been years since I’ve been there and there were some things that just haven’t changed at all! My favorite part, which I didn’t get a picture of (I was living in the moment) was seeing the Apostolic Clock.

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We had so much fun and we can’t wait to explore more fun things to do in Buffalo!

Documenting growing a baby.

Since Josiah and I decided not to make our pregnancy public, I didn’t participate in a lot of the pregnancy milestones that many people do. We did not have a gender reveal party (we didn’t even find out the gender of our baby until she was born!) We didn’t post weekly bump photos or make boards with the baby’s growth and progress.

But one thing that we did do, and I am so glad we did, was a pregnancy photo shoot. My friend Molly talked me into it after I saw how amazing her family photos came out. So at thirty-something weeks pregnant, I bought a dress on amazon, got my hair done and made my husband dress up in his best suit.

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These photos don’t just mark a time in my life when I was pregnant, they’re also just super cute family photos. I am so happy we were able to take Lindy Ruff along with us, too. Our family just isn’t complete without that four-legged pup. And now that Daisy’s here, our family is even more complete. I’m so happy that we have these photos to remember such a special time in our lives.

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These photos were taken by the amazing Erika Moeller from EMoeller Photography and if anyone is in the Buffalo, NY area I highly recommend her! She made this shoot so fun and made me feel amazing during it. Which honestly was a win in itself since I felt like a huge whale during this stage in my pregnancy. I had such a great experience as a matter of fact, that I will be doing a pregnancy photo shoot again if we ever have another baby!