You may have noticed that I changed my blog name to Keeping Up with the Kiddos. Lately, it takes all of my energy to keep up with my girls, including the unborn little girl. I am 36 weeks along now. Exhaustion is setting in, but the end is in sight thank goodness. And while that is a very nice thought, it's also a bit overwhelming. Our basement is coming along nicely, but still under construction. The nursery is livable, but not cute. Ava's new bedroom furniture was delivered last week and I sent back 5 of the 9 pieces that we ordered for replacements (seriously Ashley Home Furniture!!!). I haven't packed my hospital bag, washed baby bottles, or gotten the baby clothes out of storage. We have not agreed on a name for this baby. We still need to get our family room carpet cleaned once the basement is finished. Oh, and we need a new roof.
The one and only thing I have accomplished is get the maternity pictures taken. And that almost didn't happen. I found a photographer almost 2 months ago and set up a date to have the pictures taken. Two days before the photo shoot we discussed logistics and photo props, etc. Then...THE DAY BEFORE THE PHOTO SHOOT - VIA VOICEMAIL - SHE CANCELLED AND TOLD ME SHE COULD NOT RESCHEDULE!!!!!! I'm sure that her emergency was greater than my need for maternity photos, but it was quite a scramble. I got on the phone and called another photographer (Keri Dummerth) who filled in at the last minute. I have to say that while I was disappointed that all this blew up at the last minute, I couldn't be more happy with the way it all turned out in the end. Keri is AMAZING. She's my new hero. She is a mom of 5 kids and she is so talented and was unbelievable with our girls. I can't decide which picture is my favorite. We took maternity photos with all three of my pregnancies and this one was by far my most favorite. I can't wait to see how the newborn photos turn out. All's well that ends well!
More maternity pictures to come when I get the CD!! Thanks so much Keri!!!