Monday, August 27, 2012

embracing the camera & an update

I'm a little behind on my "embrace the camera" so today I'm making up for it double time.
Embracing the camera is about being intentional on capturing photos with your kiddos or the special people in your life.  It's important to be a part of the memories, the photos that will be dug out years from now.  
Your family deserves it.  
It's not about looking your best, or being captured in your best clothes, because really, the people who love you the most just want to see you.  
They won't see the imperfections.  
And just because I love that "Wear Sunscreen" song from 1999 so much, 
I'm going to quote it for you...
"Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.
Oh, never mind;
you will not understand
the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded
but trust me: in 20 years,
you'll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way you can't grasp now
how much possibility lay before you
and how fabulous you really looked.
You are not as fat as you imagine."

Here's a couple photos from todays baby appointment.  
We're officially 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Today I had another NST, which took a bit longer than normal because Jude decided to hide and they kept losing his heartbeat.  Jude also set the alarm off twice making Mommy a bit nervous with his baseline heart-rate going a bit too low, but he is active and  doing great they said.

Jack tagged along today and was so patient.  
He ate a banana, played some games on my iphone and occasionally peeked at the girl behind the curtain next to us who was also having a NST 
(just your belly is exposed).  
He is such a curious george.

Our official "due date" is Friday, here's hoping we don't make it! :)
Although I have been told I am not allowed to give birth tomorrow.  
Joel has a super important interview at work that he has been looking forward to for some time now.
Fingers crossed that he gets it and prayers if you don't mind :)
He has been working so hard!
We're all looking forward to the six weeks baby leave he is taking.
It will be so nice to have him home.

Jack waiting on our midwife.

Me & Jude a few days ago about to take a nap.  
A pillow between my legs and one under my belly... something I will not miss!

And my wake-up call right on time as usual.
It's been so hard to imagine us as a family of four... it's hard to imagine that I won't be pregnant forever.  
Having a baby in the house seems so foreign.

Today I promised myself that I would be super patient with Jack at our baby appointment and expect only what you should of a three-year-old 
(since I was immobile during the test and we are in such a small space).
We all want perfect behavior from our kids, but the reality is- they are kids!  
It is their job to mess up and learn right from wrong.
It's unfair to expect so much sometimes, especially in the boring situation I placed him in today.

I kept looking in the rear-view mirror as I drove to and from home.
He is still so young.
And I don't want to over-look that.
He is only three.
Time moves so fast.
Be gentle with your kids.
Enjoy your time with them.
Because one day, 
you're going to miss all the noise, all the chaos, and all the toys left on the floor.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh, it could be any time for you now :). So excited for you.
    Love all your pictures and GL to Joel on the interview!


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