M Comes Home

May 18, 2018 | We get to go HOME! What a difference it is to leave the hospital after just a few days…and not have to come back. It was so NICE! My parents brought E over (I asked them to keep Mosby for awhile longer) and of course I snagged a few images…we are officially a family of four!

And a few cell-phone images from actually leaving the hospital…

C’s 2nd Birthday/Mother’s Day

May 13, 3018 | Little C LOVES Moana right now, so it was only fitting that her 2nd birthday party feature PINK and tropical themes!  You can tell that she really “gets” birthdays this year… 🙂  The kiddos loved throwing the balloons in the air, and the leis were a big hit for all.  I was SO pregnant that I only took photos from the couch…and thanks to A’s planning we were able to combine the party AND Mother’s Day because of my physical state.  I can’t do a whole lot (ie I missed the CF walk the day before)!

After finding out baby was breech, and planning on having the baby Tuesday, we took a few last photos.  WHOA that belly!!  That’s wearing compression tights AND a support band…eesh.

Dirt Bike Track

May 5, 2018 | Hobbling around towards the end of this pregnancy means we are limited a bit on the weekend activities…which is fine, and D has been just INCREDIBLE taking over a lot of the things that E needs.  One of the things I really wanted to take her to do was a ride on this pump-track at a local park.  I’ve seen kids on it, and while there may be some steep hills I had a feeling she would just love it.  WOW did she ever!  There were some spills, but not once did it stop her/cause tears…she wanted to keep going, and managed to get faster with each lap.  That sweaty-face took a quick snack break, and then she was back at it!  It was the longest I’ve seen her “balance” (in the gaps between hills) and she was really sad to leave.  But I know we will go back this Summer sometime!

Cell phone pics/videos

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Maternity Photos

April 16, 2018 | After numerous reschedules hoping for the flowering trees, I finally decided that no matter what we were going to take them on this day. The location has special meaning, because it was where I spent a lot of time after our loss a year+ ago. I thought that it would bring everything full-circle to capture this pregnancy in the same physical place that brought so much heartache before.  But it still worked…even though the trees weren’t flowering, a nearby tree was, and it was a lovely sunny-day for photos.  I love them…and this lovely life we have created.

Yoga Pics + Haircut

March 5, 2018 | I began bartering some photography work with my local yoga studio…and of course the first day they need photos is Mommy-Day (Monday). But they told me to just bring her along, and it would be totally fine…so I did!  She wanted to be IN the photos, and just a part of all the happenings. It was pretty cute…especially her photo-bomb peeking under the curtain! I was even roped into posing for some pre-natal poses…but I love that I have some of her doing yoga with me!

Fast-forward to that night…and we take our eyes off of her for a few minutes and I catch her with scissors behind the kitchen table. Glad I caught her when I did, and the damage was minimal. We think she was influenced by a trip to the barber with Papa the previous Friday…but it’s a right of passage anyways…??? Crazy kid!

Last Dance Class

February 21, 2018 | Well, E did like dance, but wasn’t really interested in continuing. Which is fine, we really need to start swim lessons and I don’t want more than one obligation per week! But the last class was parent watch-week, so we actually got to be inside the classroom which was awesome. I’m the nerdy parent with my big camera, but…sorry-not-sorry! Maybe she’ll come back to it one day, maybe not. I’m just glad she tried it!