Tuesday, July 26, 2011

8 months & baby shower!

I am now EIGHT months! Less than two months until the big day.

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I feel great minus running of breath faster and feeling exhausted more often. It doesn't help that it's been a million degrees outside. I need to keep active though, I have a lot photo sessions booked through the end of August (in which I will be 36 weeks, whew)! 

Here was my latest sonogram!
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Addison at 31 weeks, 4 days...cord is over her left eye
She was approx. 3lbs 13oz. and already has hair!! Those lips just get me, I think they're adorable. This is the last time I will see of her until she is here in my arms. Goodness I can't wait. Still, I'm going to try to enjoy my last eight weeks of pregnancy. There's no other time like it!

Moving on...last Sunday was...

My baby shower!

Date: July 23rd
Theme: Zebra
Colors: pink, white & black.
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My beautiful cake and diaper cake!
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So many wonderful gifts! 
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Sisters, Mom, Grandmother, and nieces!
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BFF  & nephew who showed up after to steal left over cookies  help clean up :)
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Sis in law and friend with her little cutie!
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good friends!
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preggo friends!
12 weeks, 25 weeks, 32 weeks, 32 weeks, 38 weeks!
And finally, the mommy and daddy to be!
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Thank you all who came and celebrated with me! And a very special thank you to all those who helped plan the shower, going above and beyond to make the day perfect, you know who you are!
Addison is so lucky to have you all happily awaiting her arrival! (And she's pretty darn spoiled already!)

Also- If you would, please go vote for my photo that made top three here: Live Every Moment!
Thanks!!

&& GIVEAWAY ALERT!
I'm excited to say I will be hosting a giveaway in August for the very talented Katie Llyod! Check out her Etsy shop: Katie Llyod Photography and stay tuned :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

31 weeks & a letter

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little one,

you love to push all over my belly and
you respond right away to me or your daddy nudging you.

you love vitamin water, like your momma. one sip and you go wild, every time.

people who love you very much are planning to shower you with gifts this weekend! we are so excited to prepare for your arrival. each day it feels more real that you will be here soon!

i will see you on the screen again tomorrow, i can't wait. i hope you let us see your sweet face once more

but if not, it will only be just nine weeks until i see you in person.

love, mommy


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and then, she {snapped}





Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Photo Session & Sweet Shot

Photos from a session over the weekend!

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It was a crazy shoot as the little boy had other plans than to have his picture taken over and over but we made it work. And I ended up having quite a few favorites from this session! They are super cute kids!

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And yes, I'm late on my 31 week update!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Maternity Session

A good friend of mine, Jessi at Caterpillar Family, is expecting a baby girl in early August! She asked me to do her maternity photos! We picked a date weeks ago and it just happened to be one of the hottest days. But we made due and ended up getting some good shots hiding in the shade! Here are some favorites of mine.

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Isn't she too cute with that bump?! She was easy to photograph :) I'm excited our girls will be less than two months apart and I can't wait to do her baby girl's newborn photos! Remember to check out her blog!


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Monday, July 11, 2011

30 weeks!

I am three-fourths the way to meeting our daughter. Words can not explain how happy writing that makes me. Though I will be honest and say there are moments it also scares me. I know my world will be forever changed. I know it will no longer just be me and my husband, free to do whatever, whenever. Gone will be the days as I/we now know them. We will have a tiny life to take care of, to raise, to nurture. She will be fully dependent on us. And while I feel I am ready, I don't think anyone is really ever ready for all the changes a new life brings.

Addison is a rolly polly girl. She rarely ever kicks me hard, she just flops around and stretches now making my stomach push out in certain areas. Most the time I can rub her back down if it gets uncomfortable. The other morning I was hit in the rib for the first time, it didn't hurt, just a weird feeling! She moves ALL the time now. It's an amazing feeling, like I'm already getting to know her. I love it! She also has the hiccups daily :)

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(pair being busy with being lazy and a work bathroom mirror pic is what you get)

I have gained roughly eleven pounds total so far (don't know why I feel the need to tell the world that other than it's a question I'm often asked *why?!*)  I'm still feeling great minus getting good sleep. It's so hard to get comfortable and have back support. I'm constantly flipping from side to side, stuffing pillows and blankets around me, and trying my hardest not to sleep on my back (which is so comfortable to me). Then throw in getting up to pee at least twice a night...I guess this is just preparing me for lack of sleep when she's here! Other than that the heartburn is getting worse, egh; 3rd trimester fatigue is starting to hit; and pregnancy brain is increasing! Still, I can barely complain, there are times I totally forget I'm pregnant!

The past seven months have flown by, and now there are just ten weeks to finish preparing. There's a lot left to be done. Nesting began early with me but as of lately it has subsided. My baby shower is in two weeks (eek!) and I'm hoping that will kick things into gear. But I will probably slack until :)

Don't forget today is 7/11 ...which means FREE SLURPEE DAY at 7/11! Can't beat free ;)
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Our Beach Vacation

Prepare for picture overload. And trust me, these are only half the photos I took over the week. We had such a great time with Hubby's family! Here's a glimpse at our wonderful time in Myrtle Beach...

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And now I'm wishing I were back there again....

Saturday, July 2, 2011

phone photos from the beach

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A long drive home but we are back! It feels good to be home but I'm going to miss not waking up and getting ready for the beach tomorrow...the week went by way too fast! Hope everyone has a happy Fourth of July!!

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