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September 07, 2017

A LITTLE ANNOUNCEMENT...



and when i say perfection...i mean it.

our little muffin scored a 10 on her apgar...so we're quite proud.

count me in for bragging on our littlest lady over and over in the coming future. 

in the meantime - i'll be soaking up all her sweet smells and kisses.
September 04, 2017

BABY #3 | JUST THE GALS PHOTOSHOOT


good morning!

still pregnant! (see sawyer's face below? that's how i feel.)


yay. yay said me never. friends...this is my 122nd week of being pregnant. my final week ever ever ever.

today would be a super great day to take care of this whole labor thing...seeing as how it's labor day and all. am-i-right?



i've had a plethora of ailments this go-round. including, but not limited to - severe heartburn, leg cramps, a horrific rash all over my body at 21 weeks, some hair breakage, general uncomfortableness, that feeling like you've been kicked in the crotch 47 times in a row (usually after i've moved too much in a day), and some super bizarre pregnancy insomnia. as in - i've been waking up between 3 and 4:30 am every night for weeeeeks. and let me tell you...it's getting old. oh! and there was that week when my left hip popped out of joint and i could barely walk. that was super fun. but then it popped back in on it's own, and i don't even know. pregnancy is so weird. what was your strangest ailment?

besides all that, in case you didn't know, i have two ridiculously cute gals here at home with me that have been kissing and rubbing my belly, making me laugh, and generally helping to ensure that these past 40 weeks have zoomed by. absolutely flown. (not counting the last week. this last week has dragged.)

so, when amy offered up her photography services for a little mommy / me shoot...i said, "yes. yes, let's do it!"

(you may have seen a few peeks last week when i posted memory lane...)



i asked our farmer if he wanted to get in on some action and he politely declined. as we know, my farmer, although incredibly good-looking and photogenic, definitely would rather stab himself in the foot than take family pictures more than once a year. and we have to save that one session for after this third girl is born. so...it was just the girls and me this time.



i so so so didn't want to take pictures. maybe my farmer is rubbing off on me. it seems with age i'm getting more and more awkward in front of the camera. but after seeing the results and the magic amy worked...out of (quite literally) 400 pictures...she snagged some keepers.

here's what i'm saying - photographs capture memories. if you're second guessing photographing a special even in your life...don't skip out. do it. you'll never ever regret it. you absolutely won't. (or be like me and still regret that you don't have any video from your wedding. dammit.)




September 01, 2017

A BIRTH STORY + MEMORY LANE

pump the brakes...nobody had a baby. i would be more shocked than you if i actually went into labor. my track record isn't promising with two inductions.

(but should you want any updates...i'll be keeping everyone posted over on instagram!)



kaye was induced at 11 days over...even though i tried to wait it out - after a nonstress test i was informed...you're going to have a baby tomorrow. are you ready?

no. no i was not ready. who is?! (actually - i was extremely ready to not be pregnant anymore.)
with sawyer i was hopeful! she'd been pretty low key / quite the dark horse the entire pregnancy. she never really kicked, just kind of bounced around in there very delicately. it was the easiest pregnancy (compared to kaye and this one)...and i thank her for that. in fact...i think she'll be my favorite child for the day.

but yes - i was hopeful. i was hopeful i'd go into labor with sawyer, but after getting checked at 40 weeks with absolutely no dilation and only 25% enfacement...i wasn't in the market to be sitting around for another two weeks just to be told i'd be induced again. so...another induction. another baby girl.

so now, as we are rounding the corner on 40 weeks with baby girl #3 i started taking a walk down memory lane. damn this blog...or bless this blog. i have all these memories documented! memories that make you realized how quickly time passes and memories you're so very grateful to have images and stories that bring you right back to the moment. (praise jesus hands!)
not only that, but memory lane motivated me that i really shouldn't slack off during this third pregnancy. i had convinced myself that i definitely didn't need any bump shots of this last one. but in the final hour (as in yesterday) i met up with amy and she managed to snag some shots that i know i'll cherish.

but for now, if you're so inclined, enjoy my walk down memory lane. (just click the link for the full post.)









are we tired of memory lane yet? hang in there...












okay! send all your good thoughts that this weekend is it and that i'll have a glorious glorious announcement on monday! either that, or follow along over on instagram for lots of updates!

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