Photo of the Day: Seven Months Old

Again, it’s hard to believe another month has passed. She just moved to a new room at daycare where they have scheduled nap times, so she’s sleeping a little less than normal. Since she was tired, she was pretty grouchy for this pictures – no smiles this month.

Click here to see how she’s changed month-by-month.

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Photo(s) of the Day: Nature Sanctuary

One of the aspects I love about where I live is that despite the size (pop. ~30,000), and the location (the Midwest), there are still fun things to do. The Matha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. We’ve taken a picnic and gone on a few hikes there twice now, but this was the first time with Baby K. Saturday felt like a nice day, until we started hiking in the sun. It was hot. We saw a lot of small wildlife though, and it was so nice to have a laid back Saturday afternoon – the first one in months! If only we had Labor Day once a week instead of once a year!

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These flowers attracted a lot of bees. (What kind of flower is it?)
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Along the Rush Creek trail. The water was too high to cross and continue the hike.
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Can you spot the frog?
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Baby K taking a breather after being in the hot Ergo carrier.
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Baby K observing a caterpillar. She loves The Hungry Caterpillar book!

 

Family Portraits | How time flies

It’s been two years since I shot photos for this family. When they first booked the session, I though we’d done the photos just last year! Friday was a beautiful day, but still a bit chilly for an outdoor photo session, so we got creative on our indoor photo location. Anyone from the Kansas City area have any guesses on where these photos were taken? As always, I had a great time with this family, especially with the new little addition!

Thoughts on Having Babies (Click for photos)

I have really mixed feelings about posting “belly” photos. I have lots of friends and family whom I don’t see regularly and want to see the progress of my pregnancy, but I also have friends longing for babies themselves that may find the photos hurtful. Some of them long for a spouse, some of them are struggling with infertility, some of them have reasons I’m completely unaware of. I told God before we got pregnant that I would be ok with adoption if that’s the path He wanted for us. We tried for several months to get pregnant, and even in that short amount of time, I felt my heart ache a little more each month. I know it’s nothing compared to what others go through regarding infertility, but I do get what it’s like to long for a child. For some reason God has blessed us with a growing baby, and I will not take my pregnancy or my baby for granted – we both thank God for what we’ve been given.

I know that once our baby is born, I’ll want to post photos of him or her on facebook and my blog all the time. Yet I want to be sensitive of those around me, so I’ll try to limit my posts. Please know I never mean to boast about what’s going on in my life, nor do I mean to hurt anyone when I share my photos.

With that being said, please click here if you’d like to see my most recent “belly” photos. My husband and I did an impromptu maternity photo session near midnight in front of our Christmas tree right before the holiday.

Photo(s) of the Day: Sugar High

Last weekend my friend Julie and I invited over our friends’ four young boys for some Christmas cookie decorating. (Actually, she did the hosting, and I just tagged along for support.) The boys were so active and fun, and as you can see, we had our hands full! Props to both mammas for having energy to take care of these sweet little balls of energy every day.