This beautiful belly belongs to a friend of mine whose maternity photos I took this past weekend. She’s 37 weeks pregnant in this photo and looks amazing! She’s a picture-perfect preggo! :) Happy HNT (Half-Nekkid Thursday) y’all!! Other HNT players are “>here. Guidelines for HNT are here.

After more than two glorious years without AF (Aunt Flow, aka my period), she’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. I have mixed feelings about her return. On one hand, I’m glad to know that I’m ovulating again, and whenever Jody and I decide that we want to start TTC (trying to conceive) again, I’ll be uh, for lack of a better phrase, primed and ready. ;) On the other hand, I’ve really enjoyed two years without having to worry about bleeding, pads, tampons, etc. On the third hand ;), I’m ready to be done with pads and tampons and try out the DivaCup that I’ve heard so much about.Read More →

Ava was having some naked time in the house the other day (can you already see where this is going?), when she walked up to me with something in her hand. Yep, you guessed it. It was a nice fresh turd. Ewww. I was so shocked to see poop in her hand (and then mine as she so sweetly handed it to me), it took me a second to figure out what the hell it was. We immediately flushed Mr. Hanky down the toilet and commenced to some serious hand washing. Thank goodness she’s such a good sharer. ;) I can’t imagine if she’d hiddenRead More →

What a fun, yet super-busy weekend! :) On Saturday morning, Jody, Ava and I drove up into the foothills to check out the park where I planned to take my friend’s maternity photos the next day. I found a couple spots that I liked and took some pics of Ava and Jody. Saturday afternoon, I went up to the community garden by myself for a few hours to clean up our plots. A friend and her son came up too so we chit-chatted for quite a while. It had been weeks, if not a couple months, since we had time to gab like that. SaturdayRead More →

We just got back from Ava’s 15 month well-child appointment, a little late (she’s almost 16 months) but that’s ok. She is the picture of health. She weighed in at 27 lbs., 6 oz. (90-95th percentile), and was 32 inches tall (90th percentile). Dr. S said that Ava is the “healthiest breast-fed baby she’s ever seen.” I don’t know if she says that often or not, but I will take it as a compliment. I had some concerns about Ava’s bowleggedness (Jody says she runs like John Wayne) but Dr. S assured me that kids’ legs don’t straighten out until they are 4 or 5Read More →