29 Weeks!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I should really just stop doing these, since my pregnancy is soooo boring and uneventful! No symptoms, no complaints or major issues.  Maybe this means we're supposed to have tons of kids! Pregnancy is so easy on me, and I should feel lucky, but I do feel like I'm missing out on some typical symptoms. Maybe I'll have a terrible birth experience to make up for it? :)

How far along? 29 Weeks 1 Day! 

Total weight gain/loss: Down 4 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yep

Sleep: Exhausted all the time!

Best moment this week: Picking names for Christmas with my siblings. Can't wait for the Holidays!

Miss Anything? nope

Movement: Much more in the past few days. And ALL over my belly. It feels like he's doing flips and rolling around. It's kind of crazy. 

Food cravings: Nothing particular. 

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Gender: BOY

Labor Signs: nope.

Symptoms: Exhaustion, sneezing

Belly Button in or out? in

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Being 30 Weeks next week, I think time will move so fast at that point! I already can't believe I'm this close.  

Photography Overload

Friday, October 19, 2012


I had a GREAT weekend of photography this past weekend, and although it totally wore me out, I loved every minute of it and couldn't wait to edit.


I had to make room on my computer so I was backing up files and deleting duplicates from my external hard drive and looking through VERY old sessions.  It was so nuts to see how different everything is for me now. I used to take 500-700 images every session, and still had a hard time giving a decent amount to my clients that I felt were good enough.  And it used to take me a good 8 hours to get through editing a session, which is kind of ridiculous. 



In the past 2 months I've noticed I take between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the amount of fixing that's needed - blemishes, correcting tilted images, and editing out random distractions. And now I take between 100 and 200 images and usually give more than the 20-30 that I tell clients as a guideline because I love so many! 


PS - I love this little girl's expression. 
I can totally see her italian roots coming through - "What are you lookin' at?!"

28 Weeks 2 Days

Wednesday, October 17, 2012




How far along? 28 Weeks! 

Total weight gain/loss: Down 5 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes, yay!

Sleep: The insomnia is finally gone (knock on wood) and I am out as soon as my head hits my pillow. So nice to get some rest. Maybe it had to do with all of my photo work lately giving me a good workout and tiring me out. 

Best moment this week: Finishing up all of my photo sessions for the week and getting to start editing them! I love this part!

Miss Anything? nope

Movement: A lot of the time. It's still super low every time, which makes me wonder what position he's in.  I've only felt a kick near or above my belly button twice.  

Food cravings: Anything I see or read.  I will hear the word "slurp" and instantly can taste a slurpee and want one so badly.  Currently craving a DiBella's sub since I saw a picture of one on fb. 

Anything making you queasy or sick:  The gestational diabetes drink I had yesterday made me feel queasy all day. Hope that doesn't mean I've failed it! 

Gender: BOY

Labor Signs: nope.

Symptoms: Exhaustion, sneezing, that's IT

Belly Button in or out? in

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Getting into the "30's". I feel like it will fly by then! 

Fall Photos

Sunday, October 14, 2012


I am settling down for a long night of editing after spending the majority of my weekend shooting fall photos.  I've been doing family sessions every weekend for about a month now, but I had 7 sessions planned for this weekend.  I am definitely starting to feel pregnant now, at least at the sessions.  It's hard for me to get up and down and after shooting for almost 9 hours these past 2 days, I am definitely feeling it.  Yesterday after my 4 long long sessions, I felt very sick and sore and was chilled to the bone from shooting in the rain and cold.  It took me hours to warm up.  This part of pregnancy isn't that fun! 







I do love that every session I shoot reaffirms my love of photography and makes me feel like I'm slowly becoming more outgoing - at least around clients!  It took me awhile to feel comfortable just chatting with clients and knowing what to say, but I definitely feel like I've hit my stride now.  I enjoy getting to know every family and being able to pull ideas out of thin air to make kids laugh or cooperate makes me feel like a rockstar! I love love LOVE what I do and I am so grateful to have a husband that has supported me in my dream since day one. 

Drum!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


This drum is the third instrument I've made for our boy.  Can't wait to set these up at the baby shower!


Keyboard!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Next I decided our little boy will need more instruments for rocking out, so I made this keyboard.  


It is definitely my favorite of the 3 instruments I've made, and I was glad I had a bunch of bright felt on hand for all the buttons.  Another addition to our rock and roll baby shower decor. 

Guitar!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012



This was my first project for my little man. 


I saw something similar on Pinterest for a baby shower and thought it might work out well for one of my baby showers! We're doing a rock and roll theme for the Graham side baby shower and I think this will fit in just fine. :)


Nesting?

Monday, October 8, 2012

I think I'm starting a nesting phase or something. All of a sudden I have a ton of energy and I am constantly baking and cleaning and sewing.  It's nice to get things done and keep myself busy. I'll try to share some of my creations with you!


I made this quilt this past week for our little boy. I should have taken how-to photos but I didn't. It wasn't too hard though, and super rewarding! I want to make a few more!

27 Weeks

Monday, October 8, 2012


How far along? 27 Weeks! 

Total weight gain/loss: Down 5 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes, yay!

Sleep: insomnia. I lay in bed for HOURS, no matter how tired I am. :(

Best moment this week: Carving pumpkins and going on a walk with my sweetie. 

Miss Anything? nope

Movement: Yep. Jesse got to feel another big kick. It's hard to know when to tell him to try to feel since "Hendrickson"** is never consistent. 

Food cravings: Sugar.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope. 

Gender: BOY

Labor Signs: nope.

Symptoms: Sleepiness

Belly Button in or out? in

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Starting the next trimester. Feels so weird to be getting this close. Time is flying!

**We are calling him "Hendrickson" right now since we're waiting to determine if we're using "Hendrix"
 or "Harrison" til we see him and can hopefully get a feel for his personality.  

26 Weeks, 5 Days

Friday, October 5, 2012


How far along? 26 Weeks! 

Total weight gain/loss: Down 6 lbs

Maternity clothes? More often now. 

Sleep: Having a really hard time falling asleep, as always

Best moment this week: Fantastic Photo sessions1

Miss Anything? not being tired. 

Movement: mostly in the evenings. This week he kicked hard while I was resting my laptop on my belly and it moved the whole laptop, it was weird, haha. 

Food cravings: Never Hungry. But we are enjoying a lot of yummy apples over here!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  just the flu shot that my OB gave me

Gender: BOY

Labor Signs: nope.

Symptoms: Sneezing, and I was so sore yesterday after running around all day. 

Belly Button in or out? in but getting closer

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Moving!
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