Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Sweet Little Man...




The other day I asked Sam if he knew how much I love him (I would have asked the girls too, but they were at school) and he replied "super much"! I said of course, super much!!! Then he very casually started to walk away and he turned around to say "I love you super much too, Mommy!!!" Oh, he just melts my heart!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Too cute for words

I photographed this sweet little boy and have been editing his pictures. He is so cute I just had to share him, and a few "teasers" for mom! There are more to come very soon! He was about 10 days old for his session and was a fabulous model...he slept the entire time! Thanks, M, for letting me "play" with your new bundle of joy...I just can't wait to have my own!





IT'S A.......

Boy oh boy, it's still a surprise!!! :) We had a great ultrasound last week! The baby looks healthy, and more importantly is growing as should be (with my thyroid being overactive, it can cause smaller growth)! The kids had a great time seeing the baby, but it is still hard for them to understand, especially Sam, why the baby has to stay in my tummy so much longer. It will be well worth the wait! We did make it through this ultrasound not finding out the gender, but we will be having at least a monthly ultrasound from here on out, again...thyroid, and it will be so hard to go through all those without peeking at the gender! I just know I really want to be surprised at the end of a long (hopefully not too long) labor. We'll see...

A good thing though.....I went 2 whole days without taking zofran for nausea! Praise God!!! I am just praying that this continues and the nausea doesn't come back.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek for Marie and Paul! I really enjoyed photographing this couple on their wedding day...we only did pictures before the ceremony, so I didn't have the stress of the one-time shots during the ceremony...it was so much fun! Marie and Paul, you are a beautiful couple with a beautiful family! I will let you know when I have all the images done! For now, enjoy....







Almost half way!

I am 19 1/2 weeks pregnant now and we have our ultrasound tomorrow! I can't wait! We are bringing the kids to see the baby too, so that should be exciting. We are not finding out the gender, but we are still so excited to see this little miracle!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thank God I am a light sleeper!

I have always been annoyed that I am a light sleeper, and now with this over active thyroid/pregnancy, I sleep even less! But last night it really came in handy! Sam has had the habbit of coming into my room in the middle of the night, and laying down with me in bed. I, having little energy, let him. But with a new baby coming in March (who will sleep in our room and probably want to wake me every 2 hours to eat), I decided enough is enough. So, last night, it was the same thing. He came in at 3:30 and tried to climb in bed with me. I told him no and to go get back in bed. He did leave, and I thought I heard the squeek of his door knob so I started to drift off to sleep. I really don't know how much time passed, but at some point, while I was in the twilight zone, I was startled awake by what I thought was the ringing of the doorbell. You know how it is, when you are almost asleep, your mind plays tricks on you! I laid there a minute to see if it rang again, it didn't, so I almost went back to sleep. But then Mother's Intuition kicked in (if anyone can explain this phenomenon to me, please do! It's mind blowing!), and I woke up Brian to see if he heard it. Well, of course he didn't because he is a SOUND sleeper and never hears anything (sometimes, like when babies are crying, I think it's intentional!). But I asked him to investigate anyway. He stood at the top of the stairs, looking down towards the front door....I think he was somewhat confused! I then mentioned that Sam had come into our room a few minutes earlier, and then it hit me that Sam can't open the front door from the outside, so he always rings the doorbell when he needs in! Brian went into Sam's room, and low and behold....no Sam!!! He went downstairs, opened the front door, and found a very scared Sam! He had gone outside to find the car because he left his blanket in there the day before! It was a disappointment to him when he saw that the car was NOT in the driveway, it was in the garage!

Needless to say, I didn't sleep from about 4 am on because I couldn't stop thinking about what if I hadn't heard the doorbell!!?! You hear all these stories about very young children wondering the streets in the early morning or middle of the night in their pj's and barefeet, and you always think, at least, I do....that that will never happen to my kids! And, how dare those parents not pay attention to their young child! But my own 3 year old got out of our house at almost 4 am in his pj's and barefeet and couldn't get back in!! It scares me to think what would have happened if......

Whew! I think I am going to need a nap today!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Extreme Makover was in our neighborhood...






and it will air on ABC this Sunday! We tried to go as much as possible to watch the whole thing, but they made it pretty hard on us. We were within walking distance but they would not allow any walk-ins, so any time we wanted to go, we had to drive to VOA park to ride the shuttle! What a mess! It sure was fun and I can't wait to watch it on tv on Sunday! Brian works with Greg Akers, and Allie goes to school with Brooke. If you do watch the episode, pay close attention when they are at Hopewell for an assembly, we were there in the front two rows of the bleachers (although I told the girls that we probably wouldn 't be on tv since they were pouting and fighting the whole time! It was really hot....).


Here are some pics we took while there...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Here we go....

I suppose I have been a blog-stalker for far too long now and have been talked into finally starting my own! I figure in some ways, this is the best way to journal about my life and the little things that one day I will forget, things that I want to remember forever but get replaced by the daily happenings. So, join me on this journey if you would like...it has been fun so far!