Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Found this on my phone! from 2007! old phone lol!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Baby Belly - 36 weeks!! & UPDATES!

Here is Matthew Joshua at 36 weeks!!!!
SO, here is all the news and updates!!!
  • He is HEAD DOWN!!!! Not breech anymore! Which is awesome, and I totally can tell you the exact date he flipped and dropped too because it was exactly when I thought - after a full day of shooting, and my tummy hasnt been the same ever since!
  • He looks awesome, we had the sono and Linda thinks he is around 7 pounds right now..between 6lbs 10oz and 7lbs 1oz. which is right on track - not huge not tiny!
  • He has a head full of hair - so much to the point we got pics of it at his sonogram! You could see it moving in the fluid!! it was AWESOME!!!
  • As far as my Previa, I no longer have Previa! My Placenta is still VERY low, but its NOT covering my cervix opening at all....however, its only 1 centimeter away from it, sooooo as far as a c-section goes its really up in the air. I very well could have one at this point! She said if I have ANY bleeding during labor they will do a Section ASAP...I would guess my water breaking would be a big "signal" or just bleeding thru contractions? She will keep me up to speed - but it was fabulous news to hear its FINALLY MOVED UP SOME!!! SO there is a small chance of no c-section!
  • We will induce me 1 week early if I dont go into labor on my own - they only will induce 2 weeks early (like with Luke) IF I have an Amnio and I refuse to do that. SO April 19th is a monday and the latest I would be induced!
  • OH and since I have been having a million contrations, we checked me and I havent started ANY signs of labor, so that means Im safe to keep doing what Im doing! I'll just have to deal with the contractions because they arent causing me pre-term labor so its nothing to worry about! YAY!

He has cubby cheeks too and just looked amazing. I cant wait to meet him! Since I know Im not progressing yet Im gonna book some more sessions - that way I can stay busy as long as possible, and we will just take it one day at a time! Overall it was a WONDERFUL appointment. Matthew is doing great, Im doing great -just 3 more weeks now!!!!!

HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥Shell

Jeremiah, Jacob & Lukers!

Jeremiah had his buddy spend the night with us while he is on Spring break -He came home with us Sunday night after church and then stayed all day monday!

It was such a busy Monday for us, I to get up early for my Dr appointment and then that took 2 hours just AT The office, let alone driving (sonogram & check up) and then the boys all went to the studio with Jeremy while he put in my hardwood platform in one of the shooting areas! Then I dropped by to pick them up on my way home from the appointment! It was AWESOME outside so they got to play outside a few hours and have some lunch then it was time to leave again as I had an appointment out at the studio! Busy, buys, busy! BUT they had fun, Jake will just have to come back soon when I can see him more too - He's a sweetie ♥

Baby Shower #2

Ladies at church threw me another baby shower!!! It was so sweet! Lots of fun and yummy cake too!!! Look at all of those goodies!?!

I take a pic of each person's gifts for the baby books - I did it for the boys, its really nice for my blonde brain when I forget who gave me what and what blanket is from who!!!!

Matthew is one loved little baby boy!! Look at all of those ladies who will be fighting over him once he arrives, hehehehehe!!!


Thursday evening we decided to go to Casey's for some pizza since we had no groceries! I have no idea why I decided to take snapshots of them getting in the van but I did, HAHA - Im a dork.

Cute snap's of them, so Im glad I did!!!

Jeremiah & baby Jeremiah

Jeremiah, beaming with pride holding our dear friends baby boy who is also named Jeremiah! He's been wanting to hold him for months!!
Whats really been cue is how much more the boys are excited about Matthew now since seeing baby Jeremiah! Both of them have been talking about Matthew even more - its pretty adorable! Luke didnt even really get NEAR baby Jeremiah but now he keeps making comments about how Matthew needs to get here faster so he can see him! Its adorable!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Updates from the past week!

Hey everyone!

  • I have been a slacker on here! Let's see here the past week - Luke is less than TWO WEEKS away from finishing up 1st great - which is like totally awesome, He should be all done before Matthew comes, hurray!!! Jeremiah, not so much - but he needs less help from ME, so easier for momma ;) Havng one done will be a dream by the time the little man comes!
  • We have an "unspoken" prayer request as well! Just something that popped up this past month that could be a very good thing IF the Lord wants it to happen - and if He doesn't then so be it - He knows best!!! Just pray to *our* end that we make the right choices and such :)
  • Jeremiah has a bussy spending the night last night and is here today - they have been Super good, so Im glad he is having fun! We took some pics of them Im sure he will want me to share later :)
  • I have a sonograpm and Dr appointment this morning to check the babys size, my Previa and his position - I'll report back with any news I get!
  • Church threw me a baby shower Sunday afternoon! It was loads of funa nd I got all sorts of super cute baby stuff! I'll be posting pictures of that too. I need to get making the Collages for his " before you were born" book/album too!

I think that's all for now! I'll have info and pictures to come this week!!!


Monday, March 22, 2010

35 week belly!!

Um, Im huge. I dont think HE is huge, but goodness I AM!!! He has been as active as ever, thats for sure!!! Monday night (35 weeks, day 2) I was sitting on the couch with a pillow on my lap, and a plate & tray resting on that? He was kicking me so hard the play and tray were bouncing!!!!! Like 3 INCHES high!! LOL!!!! It was the funniest thing I have EVER seen - the boys never, ever did anything like that!! When things are resting on my tummy and its touching him, he just kicks/punches it - its sooooooooooooooooo funny, the kid is strong!!! I cant wait to see how he is OUTSIDE of me, I wonder if he will just not want people messing with him, LOL!

Anywho - the BIG sonogram is Monday the 29th! We check his size, my placenta, and if he is still breech and then make some choices....SO exciting!!! He can come anytime after Sunday, I'll be 36 weeks and I know he will be perfect so BRING IT!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Jeremiah & Lukers - March 2010

This shot would have ROCKED if Jeremiah wasnt being such a punk!!! He literally rolled his eyes 15 seconds before that pic - Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, 10 year olds!!!! Oh well, look at my sweet Luke, its still a keeper!!!
see - still grouchy. I didnt bother to try anymore - he was just in a mood! I think he's 10 going on 18.

Monday, March 15, 2010

♥ Maternity Pics ♥ (round 1)

Luke ALWAYS hugs my tummy so he asked if he could for a pic and I couldnt tell him no, its the cutest! ...I asked him to kiss my tummy since he does that too but he said "No mommy, that's ONLY for bedtime"...He's such a doll face, he always hugs and kisses Matthew goodnight ♥

This is Jeremiah, Luke's and My hand ♥ Sweet boys.

SO, today we spend a LOT of time at the studio and I asked Jeremy if he would take some Maternity shots of me...I wasn't sure if I would get brave enough for bare tummy shots but I thought *with him* maybe I could just get one? I ended up getting brave and I got a couple I liked so YAY!!!! gf Rosie is also taking some fabulous pics for me too but I REALLY want some outside ones since that's so *me*and the weather is actually nice enough we can!! ...not to mention I can't possibly have Jeremy shoot outside for me - he doesn't know how to shoot manual at all, LOL!! Praise the LORD for great photog friends like Ro to the rescue!! HURRAY!! haha!!

I'll share more later after my Rosie takes some for me, too...I want to make a little album. I wasnt *going* too, but since I literally have NO pics of my belly with Miah or Luke except dressed and ready for the hospital I thought I better take advantage of the belly and make a sweet little book this time around ♥


Sunday, March 14, 2010

What's left: Matthew

With the new studio space and trying to keep up with work and getting moved and organized and make plans for what all we need to do, I thought I better get a list of what we still have to do for MATTHEW since he will be here in no longer than 5 more weeks!!! That's hardly no time left, and he he chooses to come early well, then we need to get everything finished up so we can just ENJOY him and not worry about what we didn't get done!!

We are doing pretty good, just a few more things to do or get done or buy...


Buy & hang shelves for his room above the changing table

Hang diaper stacker

MJB letters (have to make and hang them, I didn't like the previous ones I bought)


garbage can

extra crib sheets

Baby monitor

radio fan for noise noise machine

hooks for his room (idea in mind)


glider OR rocking chair pads & ottoman

Baby Toys...we have none

Baby bathtub



baby wipes

See, thats pretty good...5 weeks at best to get it all finished up and we are 100% ready!!!

♥ Shell

Sick Morning/Afternoon

Hoping NOT a total sick "day". I have been battling my sinus/head cold for a week & a 1/2 now and Jeremy now has something similar - I'm not sure if its the sinus issue but its not so pretty, he sounds soooo stuffy and has the sneezing and coughing...I totally feel for him since I know how BAD it makes you feel!!! He's been working non-stop between his regular work week and then doing ALL for the hard work at the studio & at home since I'm huge and pregnant and can't!! His body needs to rest!!! :( I hate when he is sick because he hardly ever is and always just deals with it, but with everything he's been doing thats NOT gonna help him get better faster.

Throw in Daylight savings time and losing an hour of sleep, we need some recovery time to heal!!! Im hoping the extra sleep this monring and afternoon will do the trick so we can leave tonight and head into church for evening service.

Anywho, that's our little Sunday sick time up, Matthew stuff!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Studio Signs!!!

Today the signs got done at the new studio!!! THEY LOOK AWESOME!!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Studio!

Testing again, seeing if I can post pictures from my email to the blog!!!

Luke washing the truck with daddy!

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

33 weeks! ( and 2 days, whooops)

Okay with company this weekend and moving into the new studio we totally forgot to take my Belly pic Sunday night - Monday we moved the rest of the studio and didnt get home until after midnight, so this is Tuesday morning - whoooooooooooops!!

I should have worn a tank-top so you can see it better but e=given the fact I'm 2 days behind I didnt want to waste more time changing clothes!

I'll have to take some new pics of his room soon, its getting packed with stuff since my shower Saturday!!! I need some shelves!!!

Baby Shower!

Baby Shower goodies!!!
SAturday my sister threw my baby shower out at the new studio and it was beyond perfect ♥ I got to see some friends I havent seen in FOREVER and for a couple that means months for a couple more than meant YEARS! Sooooo needless to say I just had a BLAST, I wished I could keep everyone for 3 weeks not just a few hours!
Not to mention I got all those goodies!! Look at that stash?! I was FLOORED! I still have to go down my list but Im pretty sure all I need now is some diapers, Formula, wipes and finish hanging the cute stuff in his room - cool huh?!
I have pics of what EACH person got me too before I grouped it all together, but I thought this was easier for posting!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

32 weeks!

He's lower!!!! He moved down Saturday after all my sessions and acrobatics I did while shooting from 1-7pm, haha! AND I have a tummy shelf now ...meaning I can put stuff on my tummy without holding it, LOL!- Luke thinks its HALARIOUS I can put stuff on my yummy without spilling it, so he brings me things to set on there *giggle* Its pretty cute!

Appointment went good, my belly is measuring 35 weeks instead of 32 weeks but I still think the baby is only like 3-4 days ahead of schedule size wise. We'll see though!

Sorry for the slow update, I have been working a TON and I forgot!!