I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Maryland to do some photo sessions. I had 8 sessions in three days! So blessed to be stressed, but goodness, I barely had time to sit and enjoy the view! It had been sometime since I had been home in the Fall and I was just floored by the beauty of it all. It's so funny, growing up, all of us couldn't wait to get out of this country living but now I would love to be back. (Except for the fact that it takes f o r e v e r to get anywhere, oh and Target is a good hour away, what the??!!! I now live 10 mins from Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Nordstrom Rack) yet I digress.
The scenery y'all was just breathtaking. It was chilly, slightly breezy, amber colors everywhere, it was raining falling leaves as I drove through all the back roads of my childhood. Sigh, it's currently going to be 88 degrees today here back in TX :-/ Anyway, I didn't have any free time where I wasn't shooting, uploading, editing and posting photos. So here are the verrry few shots I did catch of my quick/busy trip home. They just do it no justice, next year I'll slow down and take some personal photos.
I had just come home from my last session of the weekend and my Dad snapped a picture of me (back button focusing and all haha) and my 17 week bump. I assure you, I am only 4 months though I look 8. The sky y'all...I can't even...
A little 17 week update:
We find out the sex of the baby on Nov. 10 eeeek, we can't wait.
Kingston and Coltrane have been talking to the baby.
And Coltrane, really has taken a little attachment and will kiss my belly (one of his excuses for coming out of his room multiple times after bedtime, 'I forgot to kiss the baby....I forgot to say goodnight to the baby....')
This baby, like the boys LOVES reggae, no shocker there and I can feel it move about with little flutters whenever I put my headphones on mah belly.
I think the morning sickness if OVER.
THANK YOU MARYLAND FRIENDS! All sessions will be up on Abby Kennan Photography within the next week.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Guess it's time to finally address this third pregnancy! Woohoo!!! So far, I have been so sick. I mentioned that here. I basically felt car sick from son up to son down ;-) Now, I find that, though it's very sporadic that it's mostly in the late afternoon and when I haven't eaten anything in a while. I also have the pregnancy acne (which is painful, feels like brusies). And did I mention exhausted?
>> MY FIRST TRIMESTER M U S T HAVES <<
- Sea Band Mama - Accupressure Wrist Bands // Even got my SIL hooked on these pretty little things ;-) Get yours here
- Sea Band Anti Nausea Ginger Gum // I swear this gum worked, it's a bit pricey compared to your normal Trident but worth it. Get yours here
- Ginger Ale // I'll be okay if I never have to drink a ginger ale again, I went through this stuff like wine ;-)
- Sour Patch Kids // For whatever reason, these have helped when I'm feeling nauseous
- Tons of water // I was-am so thirsty all the time!
- DoTerra Peppermint Oil // I will be having a post on essential oils here in the next week :-)
What are some of your first trimester must haves?
* all photos by Kyle :-)
Monday, October 6, 2014
My friend Monique, one part of Idyll Isle recently launched her "Book Bandit" series. I thought I would follow suit and just post a few of our current favorite children's books. Kingston LOVES to read and that makes Kyle and I so happy. In fact, I just picked up 6 more of the the Magic Tree House series books for him. He also will read to Coltrane which is just the sweetest thing.
Kyle and I love to read (he from a kindle and me from old fashioned books) and I hope this sticks with our children forever. I still remember some of my childhood favorites-- Nancy Drew, The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High anyone?! Yet I digress...Check these out for your 4 & 7 year olds!
- 100 Ways to Know God Loves Me // Stephen Elkins
- Soccer on Sunday // Mary Pope Osborne
- A Sick Day for Amos McGee // Philip C. Stead
- Harold and the Purple Crayon // Crockett Johnson
Sunday, October 5, 2014
|"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."|
"Everything that has happened to you
is either an opportunity to grow
or an obstacle to prevent you from growing.
You get to choose."