Sunday, July 22, 2012

The last days

I've been understandably nostalgic the last few days with Leigha's birthday coming up on Tuesday.  Tonight especially.  On July 22nd last year, at about 7:00 my best friend came over because she wanted to try her hand at taking some maternity pics.  I love her pics and I wasn't about to turn down more maternity pics since I had loved the last ones so much that another friend had taken a couple days prior. 

Kristy is more into the artistic pictures, and I love those.  I have shown lots of her pics on this blog, she is AMAZING.  She is a new photographer and I have been begging her for years to open her own photography business she is that good, and she is finally in the process of making it happen!  Anyways, if you are in the Nashville area and looking for a photographer, let me know, I am sure she would love the business! 

She had me lie down on the ground on my back, lie on my side, sit up, stand up, twist this way and that way.  Basically everything short of bending over and touching my toes (although if she thought it would make for a good picture, I'm sure she would have asked me to do that too LOL) 

I wasn't uncomfortable at the time.  Her and Richard both kept asking if I was OK.  Looking back I think I maybe had what felt like a little heart burn, but nothing I hadn't had before.  She didn't stay long because it was late and didn't take many pictures, but I love them all.  (I posted a few of my favorites.  I don't think that I have ever shared them before.)  After she left, Richard and I were both super tired so we went right to bed about 10:00. 

July 23rd at about 3:00 am (less than 5 hours after our photo shoot ended), my first contraction hit and our lives were never the same again. 

If I can get around to posting these next couple days, be prepared for some pretty sappy ones as there isn't a day that goes by without me crying at some point that my baby is turning 1!.

Take a look at Kristy's pictures, the pics that put me into labor.

I think this picture with the L is probably my all time favorite picture that I have, maternity wise.
 Richard just loves to be goofy, but I think I had him beat!
This is a pretty good one too.  Probably a second favorite of hers.

I hope that everyone has had a great weekend!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Video bomb!

I have no idea if I have posted this video yet. The girl loves to dance.  I took this about a month ago and the dancing hasn't stopped, if anything its probably increased in amount.  Commercials, TV theme songs, the chime on the fridge that tells me its open....she will dance for anything.

She has recently outgrown size 3 diapers...of course she did this 3 diapers into the economy pack for 200 diapers, but whatever.  I had them all boxed up nice and neat to put up in the attic to save for babies later down the road.  One night while I was working and Richard was out, she was being super quiet.  When I went to investigate, this is what I found. (And just in case you were wondering, I didn't leave her to wander the house, the box was outside my office in the hall.  I had her blocked off to the rest of the house except for her room).

We knew that Leigha loves dogs, she tries to play with Espn and Allie all the time but unfortunately they don't care much for her and run and hide whenever she comes in the room.  We went over to a friend's house for the fourth and their dog LOVES kids, and so this is Leigha getting to know him.  And in one of those videos, it looks like he kicks her, he did, but it didn't leave a mark or phase her, she kept going back for more.

This girl LOVES strawberries and whipped cream.  My mom was eating a bowl of strawberries, and called her over.  When Leigha saw what it was, I have NEVER seen her crawl so fast to get food.  She is such a food hog.  She's already eating me out of house and home.  She eats a jar and a half of food at each sitting, (which is more than what her doctor recommends at this age) and a snack in the afternoon and drinks constantly, but she NEVER seems to get full!.

Just some cute recent updates.  We're in FULL ON party planning mode around here. 11 days till her birthday and 15 days till her party.  I'm running around town like a mad woman, poor Leigha won't know what to do with herself once all this running around is over and she can start naps in her own bed rather than the back seat of the car.  LOL.