Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First day of school! And family pictures

Paige bug went to mother's day out for the first time today! What a big girl! She was so excited walking in the church.

With my big girl backpack on
Momma! I can't wait to get to school!!

The first day went as to be expected. There were some tears when I dropped her off (might or might not come from both of us). But she got a good report card. The teacher was actually having to pry her off the slide when I got there to pick her up. I know it won't be long before she takes off running towards her room (The Big Bird Room) when I get her out of the car.

And now - some of my favorites from our shoot with Callie.

I was nervous about doing some "maternity" shots, as it is totally not my style. But I am glad I did. I am huge and don't feel like I look good at all - however, I am glad I just got over it and did them. This is my last pregnancy, and I am glad I will have some pics to look back on.

Although I'm not sure how fondly I'll remember it.

I reached down to put Paige on the changing table yesterday, and pulled a muscle in my back. In a big way. I was up all night in pain. I broke down and called the OB this morning and she gave me some muscle relaxers to help me sleep tonight. Paige is at the grandparents and I plan on taking it around 7 and just sleeping.

I am blessed to be pregnant. I am blessed with the chance to grow m family. But I am DONE. I'm over it. I am miserable, fat, swollen, tired, and sick of not being able to run around with my daughter.

I know these boys need to cook longer and I pray every day that they do. I hate to complain and sound so ungrateful, but I just don't know how much more of this I can take.

Anyway...I am THRILLED with our pictures!

Here are a few of my favorites, in addition to the ones from my post yesterday.

I really love how this turned out!

Below is one of my absolute favorites.

Paige is "SO big!"
That face makes me melt

Monday, August 30, 2010

Captured Moments by Callie

My good friend, Callie is working on getting her photography business started. You know me...I jumped at the chance to have my beautiful family photographed (David and Paige make me look good)! I wanted some pictures taken of the 3 of us while it was still the 3 of us (only 2 -2.5 more months!).

She emailed me this teaser pic. These absolutely melted my heart. The funny thing about these two is that this was David just being a dad to his little girl. Callie and I were off doing some of just me, and when we came back, this is what we saw! Callie grabbed the camera and started shooting. I love them because they were so natural - truly shows how much David loves his little girl and what an amazing dad he is.

Callie was well aware of my aversion to maternity shots, but I did want some of me being pregnant, seeing as this is most likely my last. I am so excited to see how they turned out!

Callie is working really hard and I am so proud of her! Check out her site, Captured Moments by Callie.

With all my friends who are awesome at photography - I will never be without fab pictures of the ones I love most.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Swimming with the big kids

We took Paige over to my friends pool yesterday. It is amazing! She has two little girls, Kassidy and Olivia. My brother and my niece, Ava, came over to.
I realize that Paige looks a but like uncle Eddie from Christmas Vacation. But I don't want the little bug to get sunburned!!

Daddy with his little bug

Ava is below.

So much fun!!
Beautiful Olivia

Paige had so much fun at the girlie pool party!
Hope everyone is ready for two boys to crash the party next summer!

Hope you weekend has been wonderful!

One more week until OU FOOTBALL!!! BOOMER! We have our sitters lined up (and I have a wheel chair!) so we can go cheer on our beloved Sooners.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Picture and update overload

So Paige and I are trying to figure out what she will wear on her first day of school! We have until Tuesday at about 9 to get it together (we need to leave around 9!). This is outfit option #1. We will be doing a few shoots this weekend to give us an idea of what we are working with. : )

You've got to love a good ruffle butt.

This sweet little peanut is starting to fill out! She loves to eat now, which is a good thing, I know. It is such a relief to see her enjoying food and eating eagerly. Such a change from her first 14 months. She loves fruits, veggies, turkey, cottage cheese...she is a dream come true!

When Paige woke up from her (very short, grrrr) nap, she came in to her brothers room to help me unpack their BEDDING!!!!

I am in love with it. I can't say enough good things about Polka Tot Designs. This is without the mattress and crib sheet on it, and will do much better pics when we get those (hopefully Saturday).

To make it easier, I will label each pic with an A or B, so you know what goes with what. These pics are chaos, trust me.

So you can see they are different. They both have the same fabrics, but arranged differently.
The blue is the crib sheet. It is so soft! I am jealous of the lush sleeping conditions these boys will have!
This is the inside of one of them.

Inside of the other. The brown is the crib sheet. Same lush material.

I love it! It is exactly what I wanted. I can't wait to get the mattresses on and the crib sheets up.


We had a little playgroup today with Logan and Campbell. I got the camera out before Campbell got here, because Paige was having so much fun feeding baby Logan. It was so funny.

Paige is such a sweetheart who loves to share her snacks!

When Logan decided she didn't want anymore, Paige started sticking them up her nose.

Little girls are the sweetest : )

Pregnancy is rough, I gotta say. A blessing for sure...and we feel very blessed to be expecting two sweet boys...but I am struggling. I had to take my contraction meds last night, and they are AWFUL. Terbutaline works great at getting my contractions stopped, which is the goal this early, but it has some sucky side effects. Rapid heart, sleeplessness, nervousness...oh yes. Good times, especially right before bed. I couldn't sleep at all, and even felt strange this morning.

I am sick of contracting all the time. It hurts, leaves me short of breath, and scares the shit out of me.

11 ish more weeks...TOPS!! I can make it!

I can make it.

I can make it.