Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Girls Will Be Girls……………

I had the MOST fun with Mattie, Katlin and Allison last Tuesday evening!!! They asked me about a month ago to take their pictures together. I was a little skeptical.. it was a little bit out of my normal photography zone. I had NO idea what they would want, or anything. So I showed up with NO expectations, hoping that they HAD NONE, lol. I loved the colors all around. It was a fun fun easy evening! Thanks girls for showing me how to relax again when it comes to taking pictures!!!! :)

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Baby Daniel Update. 28 week



This week I went to the dr. for my 28 week check-up. I had my glucose test done. I do not know the results as of yet, but I should know something by Monday. We had another ultrasound done to check his little kidneys. One kidney looks normal, and the other kidney is still a little dilated. The doctor does not seem concerned in the least, but I always wonder if I will be that "case" of un-normalcy! :) Our Sovereign Lord only knows! :)

Everything else looks good. Our Daniel's little big head is measuring a full two weeks LARGER than he is gestationally! I joked with Dennis that he has already inherited his head.

He is moving around A LOT now. He is mostly active in the mornings and at night. I feel him some during the day but either he is taking long naps or I am too busy to notice. His movements are no longer subtle or able to confuse me, I know when it's him. In church I often see my belly protrude out with his rolls, and movements. Some days it feels as if I cannot get a break from the constant situating he is doing! :)

His weight is about 2.5 pounds. Seems so little, but when I think back on my little blueberry as I called him in the beginning 2.5 pounds hardly seems small! :)

I am feeling MOSTLY good. I am STILL having trouble sleeping at night. I am tossing/turning and unable to sleep through the night. Some nights I am up doing photography work or whatever. I don't usually mind it but some days, like today, it just becomes overwhelming having a constant feeling of unrest physically. Some other moms I know and love tell me to toughen up and get ready for the long haul. I am certainly trying but I guess it is one of them things that only can be learned through real experience.

My weight is still on the lower end of gaining. I have gained 7 pounds. My doctor is not concerned about that. I did not start out itty bitty so for me to maintain my weight, I am not missing any meals. My docs words. :) bless him.

OVERALL, this is a sweet experience that I already looking forward to enjoying again one day if the Lord wills, but if not, and Daniel is our only little blessing, than I will cherish and love this time of his growing within.

Thanks for listening guys! Love you ALL.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Shaffer Family Photos

 Last Sunday I found myself at Peaks of Otter taking pictures of the Shaffer Family. It was a gorgeous bright day. For those of you that do not know them… this is my pastor and his family. They have five children: Sam, Jake, John, Cami & Gabe. What a fun afternoon. Thanks for allowing me to sleep good that night guys!! :) Enjoy your photos.

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Pictures below were taken AFTER the "official" picture taking time was over. I was whooped and sitting in the grass.. and these kids just starting jumping all over each other. I wanted to just watch but instead took the opportunity to capture this family at its normal state. :) I thought that this was special. It's not the most perfect photography, but I don't care, this is who they are, and I love it.

Some on-lookers even mentioned to Gretchen later on that her family was "very mean to each other.." she explained that this was just the way that they "loved on each other!" ….and I could not agree more!!

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Do you see what has just happened?? Cami has gotten hurt….. and it may appear by dads face that HE may have been the one to do it! :)IMG_6243 

and this is what Daddy does………………. play time is OBVIOUSLY over for him……… he turns into comforter of his daughter. How sweet! :)IMG_6257

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