Monday, September 29, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Photo Shoot 2003 and 2008

The above photo was shot about 5 years ago when we were pregnant with Ivy. I adore the way that it looks and it really brings back some wonderful memories from back then. I still have that shirt. I just can't part with it although that is the only time that I wore it. Although I love these photos, I feel like they are kind of generic, and I did so at the time as well. But, being in a chain studio, we got as edgy as possible with what was available.
This time around, I wanted something very different from the studio shots we had done last time. I contacted my cousin's wife who did the still shots for the video I did last year for their church. I emailed her that I wanted something artsy this time, and did she have any ideas.
Well, she comes back with these great ideas about COLOR!! BIG HAIR!! EARTHY. Exactly what I was thinking!!
We finally got together today at the spur of the moment and had an amazing session. It was such an adventure! We threw all of our props into her car and headed out to locations unknown. We trespassed. Climbing over property lines and barbed wire. I was changing my clothes in plain view of a busy street. I was freezing by the end of it. There was danger with huge spiders and thistle bushes and huge burrs that attacked us, the biggest ants that I've seen in real life. Climbing up and down embankments 6 months pregnant? Nobody knowing where we were? It was one of the best afternoons I've had in a while. I tell ya, I suffer for my art, okay?
She is hopefully going to be able to email me some of the pics tomorrow and I will be posting them a few at a time. From what I saw through the view screen on the drive home, they should be amazing.
What a great day.

99 Days

99 Days til Hendrix is here! (Or less, but I'm not thinking about that option) In my head, I keep humming 99 bottles of beer on the wall.
I've been thinking a lot more about breastfeeding him. I nursed Ivy through thick and thin, while I should have been on my meds instead. Of course, it is easy to look back and judge yourself, but life would have been much easier to take care of myself first, then focus on her needs. Live and learn, I thought.
Well, more and more, I'm thinking that I might just breastfeed while I'm in the hospital recovering from the section. If I keep feeling this great throughout the end days of the pregnancy, I might just give it a whirl.
But, if I feel those icky, depressing, anxious feelings creeping up on me, I hope that I will do what I need to keep all of us nurtured. One day at a time.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Great Appointment

Hendrix and I had a wonderful appointment this week with the midwife. They were thrilled with my weight because I have now gained back all of my morning sickness loss, plus one pound! Hendrix's heart rate was perfect. The appointment was in and out, and good news all around. They also aren't making me do that icky blood sugar drink test. I kind of talked her out of it, letting me do a blood stick on my next visit instead. That was really good news to me. They scheduled me back in another month.

This past week I have worked quite a bit more and kept up my treadmill walks but still feel amazing. By about 700, I'm done standing. You will find me in a chair with my feet propped up on my exercise ball. Around that time the soreness and heaviness in my pelvis and back are starting to make me aware that the little fish is getting bigger.

Thursday, September 4, 2008