Thursday, May 24, 2012

Photo Challenges.

These are the photo challenges I always participated in before and will hopefully start participating in regularly again soon!

mellow yellow monday | click
macro monday | click

touch-up tuesday | click
sweet shot tuesdays | click

edit me wednesdays | click
wordless/wordful wednesday | click

you capture: photo challenge | click
pixel perfect: before & after challenge | click

fix-it friday | click
macro friday | click

bokeh saturday | click
the paper mama: weekly photo challenge | click

scavenger hunt sundays | click

Monday, May 14, 2012

more baby callie talk!

it's confirmed: june 01st is my set induction date. i'm so nervous! but i'm also very excited. it's less than 3 weeks away! more like 18 days! i also get to have my tubal surgery done the next morning, which will be a saturday, but my doctor is awesome and isn't making me stay in the hospital and wait until monday and then have to turn around and stay in there even longer after the surgery. so i'm glad to have it done saturday first thing! i'm really really nervous and i have so many things to do to prepare, but at the same time... i'm so beyond ready! i'm ready to have my daughter here, i'm ready to be un-pregnant and healing, i'm ready to have a family of 5.

my kids are growing like weeds! addison is starting to walk. gunner is smarter than ever and is getting ready to (hopefully) start pre-school this year. so many things going on! i just don't even know where to start to think about time for me going back to school! i guess things will all fall into place eventually!

oh, and i'm not sure if we ever posted it.. but we decided on callie brynn. i've also racked up more baby clothing and i've got to wash my bedding and carseat and all of that and i'll be a bit more prepared! still some clothes to get, though!

Friday, May 4, 2012

pregnancy blabbing.

so, i'm due june 08th with our third child. every other wednesday, i have centering group. for those of you who don't know what that is, it's pretty much like group therapy or birthing class.. minus all the birthing talk and a little more of general pregnancy talk. it gives us a lot of time to bond with mothers who are also around the same due date, etc etc. i have the most children out of anyone in the group and our june group ranges from people who are 18-19 years old to about 30 years old, lol. there are 2 other girls in there that each are due with their 2nd child and then the rest are first timers. it's pretty neat.. i can't believe this pregnancy is almost over, though. it's went by rather quickly. not sure if it's because i've just kind of ignored the fact that i was pregnant because i've focused so much on my 3 year old and my 10 month old daughter.. or what, but yeah.

yesterday we decided that most likely, i will be induced on june 01st. i've had a lot of blood pressure problems as well as pain/pressure, varicose veins and so on and so forth this time around. i was induced with both of my other children so i'm pretty used to the procedure, although they were two very different birth experiences. this time, i've decided to just let her break my water & rather than be hooked up to an IV with pitocin, i am going to try and labor on my own, naturally without medication (or at least as much as possible). hopefully things progress okay and we don't have to go another route, but if not.. we'll deal with that as the time comes.

anyway. june 01st is only about 3.5 weeks away and i'm really nervous. when i had addison, i donated and gave away all of her newborn and 0-3 months stuff to friends and whatnot. i didn't expect to have another baby this soon. now.. miss addy is only almost 11 months old (her first birthday will be june 14th) and i'm already due to have a newborn! so i've got to repurchase all of the early clothing and whatnot. stressssful. baby #3, aka callie brynn, only has 2 outfits. lol crazy. i can't believe i haven't been more prepared, but i'll manage! hopefully i manage to get a little more prepared before she's born.

i'm nervous because i'm also choosing to have my tubes tied this time and surgery terrifies me, but i know it needs to be done. shortly after i get fixed, i'm hoping sean goes along with getting his own procedure done as well.. but we all know how men are!

anyway, now the countdown begins.

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