Super Girl and Baterina

Thursday evening we took the girls trick-or-treating
at all of the g-parents houses. I'm glad we made this
a separate evening b/c it took up every bit of time we
The girls had a blast this year picking out their costumes!
Alli Jo knew as soon as she saw hers...SUPER GIRL!!!
Hunter took a while to decide, but she finally went with
a "Baterina" lol
Take a look...aren't they the cutest =)


Third Trimester....are u serious???

WOW! Where has the time gone?
Today I am 196 days (28 weeks) pregnant =)

I am slowly getting over what they think was early stage
pneumonia....yuck! I have never felt so horrible!
With meds, rest...rest...and more rest as
well as tons of fluids I'm feeling better today =)

I did have to cancel my photo sessions for the rest of the
year =( Thank God I had some really understanding
clients...who I can't wait to shoot next spring!!

Besides being sick I've had various other not so fun things
going on. Braxton Hicks have become my new friend....not a friend
I can say I enjoy..ugh! Some others include...back pain, fatigue,
breathing difficulty (partly from being sick I would imagine),
slight swelling in my ankles, frequent urination, and difficulty
sleeping =(

I cannot figure out why on earth I have to urinate 6 times in the
middle of the night, when I don't even go 6 times during the day! lol
If anyone knows the answer please let me know =)

My poor husband...I do not know how he sleeps with me at night
b/c I'm CONSTANTLY rolling around! I cannot get comfortable
at all! Lying on my back interferes with blood circulation,
I could never do that even not preggo.....and lying on my
stomach isn't possible!! Not good for a "stomach sleeper".

Oh the joys of pregnancy! ha
There aren't just negative things about this pregnancy though.
I thank my Father every day for allowing me to carry His children!
It is the best feeling in the world to have this little miracle
growing inside me! All of the family has felt Miss Stella
kick =) Well Alli Jo...I'm just not sure about her, ha...she
will put her hand on my belly and say right away, "I felt it!" lol
Joe FINALLY got to feel her! She really kicked hard too! Think
she wanted to make sure daddy knew she loved him =)
Hunter feels her almost every time...it cracks me up!

I haven't gone shopping yet for just Stella. I have only got some
yard sale clothes for her...but they are great and so stinkin cute!
I am really going to have to become more frugal with 3 kiddos
and take advantage of yard sales!!

Here's what is going on with Stella this week:
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds
and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels.
She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight
developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in
through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons
in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation
for life in the outside world.

Tomorrow is my glucose screening test. And I also get to do
the 3D ultrasound!
I cannot WAIT to see Miss Stella's face =)

Oh and I will leave you with a little preview of what is
to come with the Halloween costumes...hee hee!


Pregnancy - Day 189

Today I am 189 days pregnant (27 weeks)!
Only one more week and I'll be in my third trimester!
Woo hoo!!!
I can really start to tell how much she is growing!
My clothes are getting tighter :) I think I've gained
a total of 10lbs this pregnancy so far. Pretty good cuz
I really only need to gain 15-20 this time.
I am getting the braxton hicks contractions. They are
usually when I stand for long periods of time or when
I haven't had enough fluids.
The bed seems to be getting smaller and smaller. lol
Maybe it's because Alli Jo sneaks in during the night :)
My husband would say it's b/c of the mountain of pillows
I have to have strategically placed around me! ha ha
Next week I do the glucose screening test. I really don't mind
this test at all, I actually think the orange drink is good :)
I also get to do a 3D ultrasound the same day! I'm so
excited! I want to see Stella's beautiful face! I remember
getting to see Alli Jo's on the 3D, and she was such an
angel! I think this will be fun for the girls to see her and
make it more of a reality.
Here's what's going on with Stella's this week:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds and is about
14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and
waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and
perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue
developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her
lungs are still immature, they would be capable of
functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to
be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you
may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be
common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few
moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax
and enjoy the tickle.


Too cute for my camera: Leah Robinson Photography

Do I need to say anything at all...
this little girl was too cute for my camera...
I think she broke it with her irresistible dimples :)

Playing peek-a-boo


A Mother's Love: Leah Robinson Photography

When no words are needed for captions,
you know as a photographer you have done your job:)
Love this girl so much! She is such a great mommy!


Endearing: Leah Robinson Photography

I seriously couldn't even picture a better session then
this one....well maybe if it was just a tad warmer that day!
This little doll was the sweetest girl! She would do anything
I asked of her! It usually takes kids just a few minutes to
warm up to the camera, but not her....
she was my best friend w/in the first minute...love it!
I went to school with her mommy and let me tell ya...
this is her clone!!!

100 days......

to go!!!
Where has the time gone...wow!
In about 3 mos I'm going to be a mother of three!
This week I'm 26 weeks (182 days) preggo.
Here's what's going on with Stella this week:
Your baby has put on quite a bit of weight by
pregnancy week 26 and is now a whopping
1.7 pounds (almost). Your baby's total length
is about 14 inches during pregnancy 26 weeks!
Your baby is now starting to add a little fat to her
bones, though she won't start accumulating
too much fat until the last few weeks of pregnancy.
Your uterus should now be about 2 and a half
inches above your belly button. Your uterus will
continue growing at a rate of about 1 centimeter each
week as you continue your pregnancy week by week.
You have probably put on some weight at this point
in time, up to 23 pounds for some women. Your weight
may fluctuate from day to day due to water retention
so try not to weight yourself every day if you can avoid it,
as this could prove discouraging during your pregnancy.
The entire family is getting so excited to meet Miss Stella. This
past week, her big sister Hunter was the first to feel her kick!!!
3 times as a matter of fact :) It cracks me up....
Stella can be "sleeping"and she hears her big sisters and
starts kicking like crazy! I just love it!Alli Jo loves to hug and
lay on my belly (it is quite the pillow right now). She talks to her
baby sister and kisses her every day. She tells her about her day
and funny stories. She "says" she feels her kick too LOL
When daddy puts his hand on mommy's belly,
Stella stops kicking. I can pretty much rely on dad to stop those
hard kicks haha! Maybe it's b/c she's waiting to hear who it is :)
Too quiet to be her sisters! Or maybe daddy's touch puts
her to sleep (let's hope so). So we can't wait till January!!
Baby Stella we love you so much!!


Saturday Holiday Mini-Sessions: Leah Robinson Photography

So I survived my first weekend doing mini-sessions!!
Despite the frigid temps :)
Here is a little preview of my Saturday groups.....
I give A+'s to all the kiddos for doing so great in such
cold weather!!



HUGE yardsale Saturday!!!

HUGE yardsale Saturday! 8a-2p ~

Loogootee United Methodist Church...

all donated proceeds go to Steve & Pam Tedrow

This is my best friend, Kelly's in-laws. Her husband has
already lost his father this past year to cancer and now
his step-dad is fighting it.
From what I understand he had surgery to remove it
& it has a very high reoccurance rate so they are
doing 5-7 weeks of chemo & they have to drive daily to eville for
radiation treatments. After that he has 24 weekly trips
to eville for radiation.
So he can't work since they are driving to eville every day
& she only works part time...the rest of the time
she does the youth @ the church for free.

So if you're a yardsale nut like me....you don't want to miss out!!
And why not do it for a worthy cause :)


Lovable: Leah Robinson Photography

I just had to post pictures of one of the most
lovable little girls I have met!
When I first saw her I wanted to just squeeze her :)
Miss Ella had one of the funniest personalities
as well. If you don't believe me, just ask her
what you put on her boo boos....neosporin!! Yes
she says neosporin...crack me up!! lol


Heartbreaker :Leah Robinson Photography

It's hard to believe this big guy is a 30 week preemie,
let alone that's it been 1 year!!
Little does he know how lucky he is to be living in
our neighborhood....surrounded by girls LOL!!
Including my 3 girls, Audrey's 3 girls, and Jess's
two girls...this heartbreaker is going to some great ladies
to pick from :) haha


New Ride

This week momma got a new ride ;)

2007 Nissan Quest

I figure with Stella on the way...it was time to expand.

I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE this van! It has every

feature except GPS, which is fine b/c I already have a

portable GPS :)

The girls are lovin it too. Everytime we get in I must turn

on the DVD players LOL It cracks me up how in-tune they

are the watching the screens! So if you're lookin for a mini-van

I highly recommend the Quest!!!