In anticipation of Raegan's arrival, I've went ahead and prepped the blog for some baby updates!!! Nothing yet though! Hopefully she will grace us with her presence over the weekend! If not, guess I will be back at work on Monday!
I am beginning to think that our baby girl is not going to make an "on-time" arrival!!! I went to see Dianne (my cousin/mid-wife) today and there has been little to no progress in the past 3 weeks! She went ahead and scheduled me another appointment for next week in case she is just too comfy to come out!!! You can bet that I will be posting pictures as soon as I can once she arrives! I've got several cute ideas for newborn pictures for Raegan! I have a feeling that she is going to be photographed more than any baby!!!
My good friend Beth emailed me last week begging me to take her little guy's 3 month pictures. She had paid a professional photographer to take them and was very unhappy with the quality of the pictures that the lady took, so she wanted me to take them! I took that as quite a compliment! She has asked me to take his 3, 6, 9, and 12 month pictures. Here are some of my favorites from the session!
The nursery is finished and all that's left to do is wait (well, and unpack boxes in our new house)! My mom and sister came over one night this week to put the finishing touches on the nursery! It looks GREAT!!! The house that we moved into already had a bedroom painted light pink and it matches everything PERFECTLY! I'll post more pics of the house later, but here are some of the nursery!
Okay, so the reason that there have not been any updated pictures of the nursery is because........................WE MOVED over the weekend!!! CRAZY TIMING, HUH???? Yeah, being 36 weeks pregnant and moving can be pretty stressful, but I feel like I have handled it pretty well! We don't have internet at home yet, so I can't upload pics of our new place, but I will as soon as I can! Things are coming together, but we still have a TON of stuff to unpack! Pictures to come soon!!!!!!!!!
I cannot believe that I am the 35 week point of my pregnancy!! This has absolutely flown by! I still feel great (other than the constant heartburn, no matter what I eat or how many TUMS to take). I'm just starting to get a little uncomfortable at night when trying to roll over in bed, but if those are my worst complaints....I am doing pretty good!!
We have had a couple of baby showers over the past few weeks. At the end of September, my sister threw us a shower with the "Turner family." It was great to have all my aunts, uncles, and cousins get together to celebrate Raegan's arrival. The following weekend my dear friend, Carrie from school gave us a couples shower at her house. Once again, we got tons of goodies! The last week, my special ed team at school gave me a shower where we racked up once again!
I know that you all are just dying to see the absolutely adorable nursery.....but we aren't ready to share pics of that yet! We have something up our sleeve that we will be sharing in the next week or so! I promise to update with pictures of the nursery shortly!
I have had a couple of photo sessions over the past 2 weekends and have 2 more next weekend! Everyone is taking advantage of this beautiful fall weather and getting some pics taken for Christmas cards and Christmas gifts!!! Here are a few of my favorites from the last 2 sessions.
I just finished 2 new posts about the going ons in other peoples lives, so now I figure I can give an update from the Dorminy house! Sadly, I have no new pictures to share of us! I've been using all of my time taking pictures of other people!
I have officially reached the 27 week mark and am starting to feel a little discomfort, but not much! I really started showing in the past week or so. I am pretty sure our baby girl has doubled in size in the past two weeks! I feel her moving ALL the time now. Some nights I have a hard time going to sleep because she is so active! I start my bi-weekly doctors appointments next week!! I truly cannot believe how fast this pregnancy has FLOWN by! Now that school is back in full swing, it is only going to go faster!
We've made absolutely no progress on the nursery! It's still the guest bedroom! That is our goal for September! Get the old furniture moved out and the new furniture moved in! Her closet has definitely made some progress though! Thanks to my sister, Matt's sister, and one of my sister's neighbors our baby girl now has quite a wardrobe to choose from! As soon as we make some progress on her room, you better believe that I will post some pictures!
And the biggest news that I have failed to share with my fellow bloggers.....our baby girl has a name!!!! Her name is Raegan Claire. I wanted to use some form of the name "Ray" because that was my dad's middle name and after he passed away, my Uncle Ray really made sure that we were well taken care of! Matt actually was the first one to suggest the name and I fell in love with it!
Check out the posts below about some of my latest photo sessions!!
You may recognize this family from a session that I did last fall. This is one of my good friends, Carrie and her family. Last fall I photographed all of her sisters and their families as well. This fall we included her husbands parents in the session. They are getting ready to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this fall and Carrie wanted to get some family pictures made to celebrate! These are just a few of the 450 pictures that I took this morning! I found another favorite location at this session!!
Okay, I don't have to tell you guys that I absolutely love photography! A friend that I used to work with just had a baby boy and she asked me to come do his newborn session last weekend! I LOVE photographing newborns! I took about 2 hours for our session and captured over 200 shots. I can only imagine how many pictures I am going to end up taking of our baby girl once she arrives!!!! Here are some of my favorites of those 200+ pictures! Isn't he just precious???
He honestly looks just like a doll in this picture!