Friday, December 30, 2011

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We visited the doc's today because she has been really fighting her bottles lately. Fussing and turning away at every feeding-it was becoming a nightmare to feed her! Basically all that was said though is she's congested. And of course she took her bottle straight down without a problem at the doctors! And since then has done well with them. Oh well it was nice to know everything else looks healthy because they speculated maybe an ear infection. Ears, eyes, lungs checked out good! Seems like everyone is getting sick or has been sick this past week. My poor sweet 14 month old niece was in the hospital all day- dehydrated from bronchitis and laryngitis! I believe every one of my 6 nieces and nephews have been sick lately! So I was that much happier to hear that Addison is just congested. A vaporizer and saline drops should help. Hope you and your family are well!

Sweet face
(my Christmas gift from the Vintage Pearl!)

Have a Happy & Safe New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top 11 of 11

Linking up to Naptime Momtog for the Top 11 of 2011 photos you have taken of your children!
Even though she has only been here three short months, it was still hard choosing only 11! Everyone knows how many photos this little girl has already ;) Here are my favorites...I think...




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Naptime Momtog

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Christmas photo post

We had such a great Christmas. There's nothing better than giving, being with family, and great food. I guess the receiving part is pretty awesome too ;) And we all received lots of goodies. So thankful for all of my family. I slacked on getting many pictures of action shots, I was too busy opening.. or being with Addison. It was such a joy to be a mommy this time and be so excited for her more than myself, even though she has no idea what's going on...I pretended like she did :) So here's my Christmas photo overload.











as you can see, it's ALL about Addison now!
there are more. somewhere, waiting to be edited. 
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

so lucky.

Every time I look at her I can't help but feel lucky. I still can't believe she's mine. I was never able to picture what she would look like when I was pregnant and now I know why. I couldn't possibly picture anything so beautiful.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.
We will be enjoying our little girl's first.
We are so lucky.

Live, Love, TRAVEL

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

not quite worldess wednesday

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Addison, one week old
A photo I took of her but never shared. The more I look at it now the more I love it. 

I already miss the newborn look
but I'm amazed at my beautiful growing baby.
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I never knew how much the simple things she has and will learn to do would make my heart so happy.

And this grin. AH.
As much as I  her big gummy smiles,
I pretty much just fold in half when she does this face.

and then, she {snapped}

NapTime MomTog

Thursday, December 15, 2011

good to WOW: Christmas shot

This is my first 'good to Wow' link up! The SOOC shot was pretty bad. I didn't think I managed to get any good ones after my short session with Addison this morning. Why is it always harder with your own kid? She didn't have much patience with me! But after just a little tweaking I think it came out pretty nice!

SOOC shot:
bubbly tongue smile- seems to be her new thing :)

what I did...
opened in LR
adjusted WB, brightened it a bit +40 and added a little contrast +10, +20 fill light, and +3 saturation
cropped- I did not want herout of focus/blurry arm in the picture!
opened in PSE
cloned a couple bokeh lights to add more
ran Florida action  from Everyday Elements
sharpened her eyes just a touch using PW's action
used a high pass filter with overlay at 30% opacity

my result:

& here are two others I liked..

this one was a quick attempt, baby girl was starting to get fussy :)

I may try one more shoot before the Christmas lights are done and over with! momma still has some ideas up her sleeve ;)
Good to WOW

also linking up to:

and then, she {snapped}
Sweet Shot Day
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