Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I think there should be a resource out there that is REAL and not some book off the shelf that can tell me all of the things I really need to know about this baby/new life that is speedily coming my way. But since I haven't found that, I am turning to YOU!

I need some answers!!

So, question #1: what are the "things" that you could not live without. That I should definately buy before the little gal comes. Like anything.....the other day I thought of nail clippers....stuff like that, that I wouldn't think of.

#2: Should I take prenatal classes? I think I have decided no on this one cause I don't want to get scared and stressed out about the impending pain and labor, but I still want opinions.

#3: In the dead of winter (ie. I am due in January) do I need one of those full body jacket/snowsuit bag thingys or if I have a car seat cover (you know, the fur lined ones) and a blanket and warm clothes, should the baby be fine?

#4: What clothes should I buy? I hear from some people to not buy much because I will get a whole bunch from people, but I have no hand-me-downs coming my way, so this makes me feel very unprepared. But I also have a small budget so I can't go hog wild.

I think that's about it for now. I would REALLY appreciate INPUT! Please!

Leah xoxo

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's a.......


We found out today and we are so excited!

Here she is (ignore the poor quality - my scanner isn't the greatest)

She has Dylan's nose!!

We love her already. Dylan knows she is going to have him wrapped around her little finger.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

We had us a little scare.

Yesterday morning I woke up to a wicked pain in my lower abdomen. Like someone was stabbing me/really bad menstral cramp pain. Its okay, I thought, I probably just slept weird.

So I got up, got ready, and went to work. But every 10 minutes or so, I would have these pains that lasted for about 10 minutes. I couldn't stand up straight, I couldn't even cross my legs. It HURT! Don't worry I told myself, everything is fine (sidenote: our instincts are always right).

So then my boss asked me something from her office and I got up to go tell her the answer, but I couldn't get out of my chair it hurt so bad. "Leah! Pain in pregnancy is not normal - call your doctor!" she says.

So, I called my Mom, described it, and the she got emotional because she miscarried her first, and made me promise that I would call my OB. Then I called my sister-in-law - yup, its not normal she confirmed.

Then I called my doctor. Come right this minute they said. Okay, now I was scared. I called my husband in tears. Worst case senerios flooded my head. I cannot imagine loosing this baby and starting from square one again. That would be beyond devastating.

So, I met Dman at my OB's where they rushed me in. And with a quick ultrasound and cervical check, confirmed that nothing was wrong.

Apparently I am small - newsflash - and so, I am going to experience a lot of things that 'normal' sized people will not. My pain was a result of my ligaments being streched way too fast. Oh yeah, if I forgot to tell you, I am the size of an elephant now. Fun.

Seeing my baby kicking away and that little heart beating was the best feeling that I have had in a while. I am just so THANKFUL for the blessing that it is to be able to bring a child into this world. Stop and think about it for a second - it is a miracle.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I've been busy.

Couple new posts on the ole' photography blog.
Just thought I would let you know what I have been doing and why no posts.

Leah xoxo