6lbs 9oz | 19.75 in
We are in the final weeks. To say we are ready is an understatement. I will admit, I’m not the most fun to be around and this little dude is acting like he’d love to get out as well. Adalyn even asked me the other day to go to the doctor and get baby brother out. She’ll be singing a different tune in a few short weeks.Although we are all mentally and physically ready, we are unfortunately NOT ready with the house. We finally got the room put together last weekend but we still have so much organizing and cleaning to do. Funny how with Adalyn I was done with everything about a month ago in my pregnancy. This one I think I have all the time in the world. HA! At least we have everything, that’s the important part.
Lastly I thought it would be fun to pull out a picture of me at 35 weeks of Adalyn (left photo) and recreate it. I really wanted to do this last weekend when I was in fact 35 weeks but it was a busy weekend and I got a cold. So I made sure to do it this weekend. Not much difference in one week right.But let me tell you I knew I was carrying different with this one but you can see it as well. Adalyn was VERY round in my belly. This little dude just sticks right out front. He’s like a watermelon shoved up my shirt. Ha! So glad I did this and it’ll be fun to show the kiddos when they’re older.
But for now I’m off to rest, I might be quiet till after the baby is born, who knows. Although I can tell you I will be starting a new 365 project again at the first of the year, so this blog will eventually become active again.I have a handful of photog friends who started this month and I’m so jealous I can’t start with them. But sometimes you have to realize your limitations and starting one right now is just not in the cards. I’m sure the new baby will help with the motivation come the the 1st of January.
Captain America had a fantastic night. For once I was good and didn’t spend the whole time taking photos and actually enjoyed some time with my sweet girl. It was awesome at the end of the night to know I got a few good pictures but didn’t sacrifice being in the moment. I think it’s something a lot of momtogs struggle with and I love that I found a balance. Now to convince my girl that she doesn’t need to eat ALL her candy today.
It’s been a while since I last participated in this circle and I’m so happy to be back. I’m hoping I can get a few more letters in before our addition comes. So once you’re done reading my letter please head on over to my dear friend Jennifer’s blog.
These last three months are big months for you sweet girl. This month you started preschool. PRESCHOOL! Where did time go that you are going to school?! Although I get choked up thinking about you being school I am so proud of you. You are ready and I know you will excel at everything you do. I love how even at the mention of the word school you get so excited and pack your bag with toys and randomness and then inform me that you’re ready. By the time this post actually goes up you will have finally attended your first day and I can not wait to hear all about it.
Also this last part of the year will be your big promotion to big sister. Every time you go to the “baby doctor” with Mommy you inform me that you are the big sister. You love to come kiss Mommy’s belly good night and you love to fell him move. I know you are you going to be the best big sister to you little bro. He is going to be so lucky to have you in his life.
You my big girl are turning into such a beautiful little lady and I can not be more proud. I can’t wait to see what the months ahead hold for us and see how much you grow and change.
I love you,
It was a bittersweet day sending my one and only (for the time being) off to Preschool today. She loved it and did so well. I’m so proud of her and it will be so fun watching her grow and learn this year!
One of my favorite things to do is recreate a photo of Adalyn a year later. It’s so fun to see how much she’s grown and changed. I never really plan these except for a shot I do every winter and this one was no exception. She was just riding her bike back and forth and I decided to pick up my camera. She’s getting so big and I’m such a proud mama. I thought I had a post on last years picture but realized I didn’t have this blog so I’ll put that shot from last year below.
You always tell me… “Mommy I’m going to get pretty, pretty!”
Today you got your own makeup in hopes you stay out of Mommy’s. You also got a hair accessory set. You love them and even let me get a few shots of you with your pretty lips.
I’ve been horrible at documenting this pregnancy. I feel pretty bad about it. But not feeling well has made it hard to even pick up a camera let alone blog. But over the weekend on our anniversary getaway I finally got my first belly picture. This kid is sitting very weird in my belly that it looks weird. To me anyways. Adalyn was a perfect little basketball hanging out in there so he definitely is making my belly an odd shape. Oh well. He’s a very healthy and active little babe who likes to kick the heck out of my bladder. So here are some fun things I want to remember about this pregnancy so far.
- Adalyn is totally into the big sister roll. I bought a “little brother” onesie yesterday and she found it. She came into the bathroom this morning and very matter of factly told me that she IS a big sister.
- Adalyn also loves to kiss the baby (my belly) every night with a hug and a “goodnight baby.”
- Also when anything comes in the mail for baby Adalyn asks: “This for baby brother?” I respond yes and after inspection of everything she says “Cool Mom. I love it.”
- Baby boy is most active in the afternoon. Luckily for me he does not go crazy in the evening so I fall asleep well. The only thing is if I switch sides he starts to kick until he’s comfortable again. I can handle that though.
- I have no theme for the nursery and we haven’t even started. I just started collecting things about a week ago. I feel like a slacker compared to some of my other Mom friends who are pregnant.
- We have a name and it will not be shared till baby is born. Although last week Karl decided he needs to make sure it’s the best one. I’m pretty confident it is, but you know men and their sons.
That’s about it. I’m going to try to take pictures at every five week mark starting at 30 weeks the next time. I figured that is a good goal. Then right down thoughts on my blog and maybe blog more often? I miss photography and blogging. Our computer is now in the living room due to losing our office to another bedroom so it should make things easier.
So I honestly have no idea who reads my blog anymore except for family. But for the sake of maybe someone out there who doesn’t know me in real life is wondering where the heck I’ve been I thought I would do a quick post. It’s a really exciting reason… I’m pregnant!!! I am 21 weeks Friday and lets just say pregnancy doesn’t like me and the last few months have been work. So all that said, my blog was the last thing on my mind. Every week I would promise myself I would update it and then the week would end and I was just too exhausted. But we are super excited! I still can’t believe this is happening and have all the jitters Mom’s who are expecting their second child have. But I wouldn’t change a thing and December 6th can not come soon enough. We are going out of 2013 with a bang! So what is a post without pictures. Thought I’d share our announcement photo and gender reveal photo. Here’s hoping in the coming weeks bring more energy, less nausea and more photography.
Two days ago I was invited to join a new blog circle for photographers with lensbabys. I’m extremely excited to be included in this circle with some seriously talented ladies. Unfortunately all my photos are super last minute with my two day notice. So here is a new one taken with my lensbaby spark just yesterday, and I did throw in a repeat from a previous post this month but I’ll again pretend that’s a new one too.
After you’re done checking out my photos make sure to head on over to Laurie’s blog to check out her lensbaby photos for the month of April.