I recently went over some of the photos we took during 2010. These are definitely, still, at the top of my list of favorite portraits.
While i was looking at them, I thought.. wouldn’t it be interesting to see what I would do differently with the photo now. And so I edited one or two (actually three or four)
It’s really awesome to see our progression. Even if it’s just a little, at least we know that we’re heading the right way!
Two weeks ago, at 12wks, we went to our OBGYN for our second visit! I’m pretty sure all our friends were picking up on the fact that something was going on… especially through our, not so discreet and maybe obvious, facebook messages. Of course, we just let them assume. After our 2nd visit, even though there was a slight moment of scare, we decided it was time.
We arrived at the OBGYN extra extra early (1 hr early) and waited for an hour – which means we ended up with our original appointment time… stupid really. Of course, before the appointment, there was the usual pre-checkup things that every pregnant woman has to go through – (sorry TMI) like peeing in a cup and weighing to see how fat you’ve gotten. Finally after 1 hr of waiting we got called in.
The first thing we did was to get the fetal heartbeat with a simple fetal doppler. Of course.. it didn’t work. The doctor warned us that sometimes it’s hard to get the heartbeat because the baby could be hiding… and of course the baby had to be hiding. When we didn’t hear anything, for that one moment, we couldn’t help but worry and think “oh no not again”. I realized now that we completely failed to hear or acknowledge that the doctor said that she did certain hear movement… which I guess should have been reassuring… but we choose not to acknowledge it.
So because we couldn’t hear the baby with the simple doppler, the doctor went out to take the portable ultrasound. When she finally got the baby on the screen.. both Andrew and I let out a great sigh of relief. Not only that… the baby did something that greatly warmed our hearts and, for me really brought me into the realization that I’m going to be a mother. When the baby showed up on the screen, it jumped and bounced around. I likened it, at first, to a Mexican jumping bean… after finding out why it actually bounces (due to a moth larve that’s hatching), I retracted the comparison (blech!!). But… man.. was it the most amazing thing! When the doctor gave us a thumbs up that the baby looked great… we both couldn’t help but feel excited.
Sooo… with all that said… and at 13 wks and 5 days, here’s our little one… Fluffy… introduced to the world
Welcome to our family FLUFFY!
(we named the baby fluffy because we are trying our best to refrain from saying “he” or “she” until we know”).
One of the major joys I’ve experienced from our relocating to San Diego is the friendships that we’ve been able to establish and grow. One, in particular, this beautiful woman, always brings a smile to my face because I’ve come to love her so much. To think that we’re almost 10 year apart… hahah makes me feel extra old.. but yet, it seems so appropriate…
These few college students, that I’ve grown to love, have definitely given me the opportunity to love upon them as an older sister, taking care of them, honing and sharpening my mothering skills. It’s definitely brought me so much joy to see them grow and change. I can’t help but thank them for letting me love upon them… in probably some of the only ways that I can.
For her successful passing of her instrument tests, I treated her out to a day at the zoo. Here are some of the photos of her and us from that day! The rest of the zoo photos are in our zoo post: http://blog.ax2d.com/2013/02/20/presidents-day-san-deigo-zoo-visit-2-18-13-san-deigo-ca/
The reason why I named this post “beautiful no matter what” is because I don’t think there will be a moment in time where I won’t think of her as one of the most beautiful young woman I know. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for her!
So here we go.. Ms. Kayla
A new year has begun… couldn’t help but look back at the year before. We’ve definitely changed a lot since the beginning of the year. But I guess, as a photographer, that should be our natural tendency. As someone wise once said.. “contentment breeds complacency”… and we are definitely not content =)
So seeing our progression and looking forward to more growth, we’re definitely looking forward to this new year!
So with that… we at Ax2D Photography wish you all a Happy New Year! YEAH to 2013 and all its possibilities!!! Have an awesome year to come!