Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sweep Sweep Sweep

What is that? Do you hear that?? It is silence. Or least the silence of no baby crying (yet), no diapers to change (yet) and no OMG I am SO excited to tell my birth story (yet)... SIGH. I am STILL STILL STILL very pregnant BUT we had positive news today at the appointment. 2-3 CM, VERY soft, her head is engaged, and I am 75% effaced. I am so FLIPPIN' excited I could do a little dance. The midwife swept my membranes so we shall see how that goes. I am taking the rest of the day off so I can go for a long old hot, rainy walk and maybe get some minor last minute things done. VERY EXCITING PEOPLE!!! Weeee...

I know this could mean nothing but it is better then last week. I told Kevin he HAD to hold my hand (which he did and did not flinch at all!) after last week's check. I had tears when she checked last week because the exam was SO painful. This week it was barely anything and the sweeping of the membranes - well someone told me it was quite painful but for me it was not, I felt a little ouch-y (for lack of better term) but nothing like last week SO yeah yeah yeah!

So that's out of the way. I thought I would share with everyone what my most awesome boss got for our little family. I am so excited I can hardly stand it! We were over at a friend's house and I was looking at all of the professional photos that were done. I thought to myself "self, the last time you took M to get photos done was when he was 18 months old and you did not even ORDER any because you were too cheap and you were in them and you felt like you looked like crap, WOE IS YOU."

Then I went home and looked at the photos we had out - sadly VERY VERY few and the ones that are out are horribly outdated. M is THREE now and most of the photos in frames at from when he was UNDER the age of two. Now we have taken several hundred photos between two and three but I just have not printed any that stood out and framed them. Also, HOW LAZY AM I??!!

SO I emailed a lady who was recommended to me and she responded immediately but I have been on this whole non communication jag suddenly (seems to be the thing to do for me at the end of a pregnancy...) and I have yet to write the poor photography woman back.

In the mean time I mentioned to my boss how we have not done any professional photos of M since he was 18 months old AND the new baby was coming and now I had to think about photos for two... OH GAWD WOE IS REALLY ME. Two days later she gathered K and I up and said 'I have a surprise for you.' AND she did.

She bought us a package photo deal with her brother in law who is an exceptional photographer. In fact I have wanted to have him do photos of M for three years but her brother in law is not only very good but VERY expensive. She bought his package called Baby's First Year! We will be able to get photos done at 3, 6, 9, & 12 months plus two additional photo sessions which we can do anything we want (family portrait, baby's first weeks, Mommy/baby session, etc...) After the first year, the brother in law puts together a framed photo of all four pictures so you can see how much changes during that year!!! I about died with excitement!

I may still go to the other woman for a set of three-ish pictures for Matthew and just use this gift for Pancake. Just another thing to look forward to once Miss Pancake makes her appearance (any day now little girl!!)


LoriD said...

Best gift ever! My youngest (age 2) has NEVER had a professional photo. I would have loved a gift like that.

Hang in there... you're so close now!

melissa said...

That is awesome! All of it is great news...the pics, the dilation, everything!
Can't wait to see if your walk this afternoon brings a baby! Do about ten trips up and down your stairs. I started walking the stairs at work like crazy in the days before Cam was born!

AndreAnna said...

That is such an awesome gift!

Hope the sweeping works and your next post is a BABY IS HERE!

Pickles and Dimes said...

That is a wonderful, awesome gift!

You are ALMOST there! I can't wait!

K and J's mom said...

What a great gift! Tell your boss I'll work for her! LOL That's AWESOME. It is so hard to spend money on pics...probably b/c we take so many ourselves. Great news about the 'soon-to-be' arrival of baby girl! Can't wait to hear all about her!