Sunday, August 4, 2013

30 Weeks

I can't even believe I have made it to 30 weeks as I type it. I still have anxious moments thinking the worst, but I've been doing the Hypnobabies course that includes 30 minutes a day of positive affirmations and I think that has helped immensely. Anxiety-wise I still deeply miss my meds, but I have been able to be mostly functional without them. It's hard though. NJhusband and I must drive separately everywhere, as I still can't be in a car with him (or anyone) and I still get panic attacks in public places, but it's been manageable thus far. I'm still up in the air if I will go back on my meds immediately after the birth or not. The doctors are recommending that I do, but I don't want to decide one way or the other until I see how delivery goes. 

In garden news, my second crop of tomatoes has been harvested and is currently simmering away on the stove on its way to being a heavenly pasta sauce. The first harvest has already been sauced and eaten! I usually make a divine red wine sauce, but decided to go a Parmesan/basil route this year and I'm pleased with how it has turned out. Next year it's back to the red wine version though. Oh how I miss a lovely glass of wine outside on the patio during the summer. Next year....

I've been searching and SEARCHING for a photographer to take newborn pictures of our little guy after he is born and sadly I am coming up with nothing. I realize I am picky due to my photography background, but I've contacted THREE people and none have worked out. My top pick never contacted me back after my reaching out twice. Option #2 was so far out of my budget it wasn't enough funny and Option #3 I still have my fingers crossed for, but I think I am slightly out of her travel range, so she may decide not to take on the job. If the last option doesn't pan out I will likely not get pictures done and just do some myself. At least I will save money that way, but on the downside I won't be able to get any family pictures. I got SO spoiled by the fact that my college roommate, who is a professional photographer, traveled to NJ from IL to be my wedding photographer. I never had to pay East Coast prices or do research before and now I appreciate her even more! 

My babyshower is this weekend and I'm excited. Boxes have been arriving a few times a week and I can't wait to see what everyone has spoiled our little guy with! We are truly blessed!

3 comments:

  1. I have a friend in northern new jersey who does baby pictures. I think she's really good (I had her do my wedding pictures). I know she's in the process of adopting a baby and it's unclear when this fall that would go through, but I would definitely recommend contacting her and seeing if it would work out. Her name is emily and her website is: http://emilybwilson.com/ you can see her work on her blog: http://emilybwilsonblog.com/ I hope it works out for you!

    Have fun at your shower!

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for the recommendation! Her stuff is super cute! My photographer did reply that she is willing to come to my area so I am all set, but I can't tell you how much stress was lifted to hear of another option.

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  2. Thank you SO MUCH for the recommendation! Her stuff is super cute! My photographer did reply that she is willing to come to my area so I am all set, but I can't tell you how much stress was lifted to hear of another option.

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