On Thanksgiving 2009 I took a pregnancy test. The test said "Pregnant." (I mean it actually said "P-R-E-G-N-A-N-T" the kind that literally spells it out for you) I gasped. [gasp] I screamed, just a little bit. [aahhhhh!] My husband asked, "What?" with a worried sick look on his faced. He glanced at my hand. He looked at my face. He said, "You're kidding, right?" I said, "Look." He looked. I cried. I thought he was going to cry. He didn't....more
This weekend I was shooting a wedding when sometime during the reception, I farted. I was fortunate that the music was loud enough to mask it, but still. It was enough for me to feel paralyzed at the horror that the pregnancy farting has begun, and I can’t help it. You can’t unring a bell, and you can’t keep that molten air pocket from escaping my massive butt and releasing into the air. Even if it gets trapped in your pants and you have to shake it out because that air bubble is so obvious!...more
This blog follows the journey of my 4th pregnancy from the fleck we saw at the first ultrasound to the birth and nicu stay of my beautiful little bird born at 27 weeks and 4 days. The bane of my life is my antiphospholipid syndrome which has caused 3 miscarriages, including the loss of our son, Max, at 21 weeks. ...more
Pregnancy and I have a love/hate relationship. I am not one to have an easy time with pregnancy in the first trimester. I'm the mama with her head in the toilet, the trash can, the parking lot of Target, the random grocery bag I find lying in my car. It's just not a pretty thing. There is no beauty, no poise, no food left in my stomach. But it is also during this time that I am most excited at the prospect of this new little life inside of me. ...more
Do you have a prayer request? A special need? Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email. All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed. Then...
This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY! Wow. I had no idea! That is just so cool...
After Daniel and I found out we would be expecting we knew we had to tell our friends and family. Although, it may sound silly we told all of our friends first. It was good practice for us and easier than telling family. Of course as most friends do they were happy for us and wished us the best. After about a week or so of knowing we were pregnant Daniel decided it was important for us to tell our families. I was still young myself so I told Daniel I was kind of too scared to tell them. So, Daniel decided he would go with me and tell them. He was dropping me off and decided to come in....more