I am doing too much, but I can’t stop.

I am so tired. I haven’t been sleeping well. I’m also working too much. Wedding season is in full swing. I had two weddings this past weekend. I took yesterday off and it was glorious. My house is a mess and I have no energy left over to clean it. 9 weddings left to shoot. Right now I’m in the midst of editing half a wedding (the other half being done), a 50th anniversary party, an engagement session, and this past weekend’s two weddings. This coming weekend I have a “reprieve” of only one session- a maternity/family session- and an album design meeting with clients I shot a wedding for last month. I need to design an album, get another approved and sent to order, and I’m keeping up with incoming inquiries. On top of that, I have my day job.

I. am. so. tired. There is no time for a break. I need a vacation.

In health news, this friggin cough will not go away. It’s going on three weeks now. Sneezing and drippy nose continues, but not as bad. Heartburn is sticking around.

In pregnancy news, I think I would feel much better if I weren’t working so hard. I have some small pimples on my chest and apparently MY BUTT. ?!?! haha.

19 weeks tomorrow.

17 weeks 5 days

Whew. Close to my 18th week of pregnancy! I was sick with a terrible cold from last Sunday until now.. where I’m starting to get better. Still blowing my nose and coughing but I feel sooo much better. Human, again. One of those days last week I vomited so violently that I peed myself a little and almost got a Charlie horse in my leg. Not sure if it was from pregnancy or from swallowing mucus, or what but DAMN. It was awful.

I had two weddings last weekend, one here in Massachusetts that I worked until 10:30 at night, then immediately drove two hours to Vermont, where the second wedding was. I ended up getting myself a deep tissue massage the morning of the wedding- I was in so much pain I couldn’t sleep very well the night before. That helped a lot! She worked out a lot of knots.

I would report on my energy levels but they’ve been so low because of illness I can’t report any differences just yet. I have stopped gaining weight and actually lost a couple pounds… Since I’ve been sick I haven’t had as strong an appetite. I also have been having an uptick of IBS attacks, sooo I’m sure that doesn’t help.  I’m keeping an eye on it, for sure.

At my 16 week check up I had high blood pressure. I’ve been keeping an eye on that at work. She mentioned that I hadn’t gained any weight but said not to worry just yet. It’s hard to know where or not it’s okay since I started out with some extra pounds…

Saturday Adam and I went to Babies R Us and went a little nutty on our registry. My mom and dad bought our crib, my aunt bought the bureau and changing table, and my other aunt bought us a stroller/car seat combo and an additional car seat. I need some time to clean out Hawk’s nursery- right now it’s Adam’s recording studio/music room. The room he’s moving all of that into is very small and full of clutter!

We met with a birth photographer on Saturday- who was a sweetheart- but I didn’t feel the click that you want to have with someone photographing such an intimate moment. The search continues!


(here’s a stock photo of Hawk’s crib and bureau/changing table!)

Mixed reviews on the name, baby H has his own email!

We are getting quite the mixed reviews on baby H’s name, as we knew we would. It’s unique but nothing crazy like Blanket, lol. My mom and dad were not fans, but my mom is being super cute about it and giggles a lot. I think she’s already getting used to it. Adam told his parents over text so they’d have time to marinate on it and they never responded- in text OR person. Adam says he wishes they would just make a face, joke about it, and move on. My in laws (Adam’s brothers and their wives) mostly loved it, one couple Adam thinks are meh about it but they’ve been polite. A lot of our friends love it, and at a family party on my dad’s side yesterday one aunt and uncle had the same horrified look. *shrug*

It’s our baby and we love his name and we’re sticking to it!

I started baby H his own email address and sent him his first email titled “I’m your Mom! Ha-ha!”

I’m going to try and keep up with it.. I’ve kept up with this blog so I have high hopes.

16 weeks Wednesday!

Officially team boy!

I booked a boutique ultrasound because I am impatient and wanted to see if the Sneak Peek test was correct, as well as see our little dude. Well- it was correct! We are having a boy. We saw his little peen! Haha 🙂 Not much else to say but here are some photos.. we also decided on a name. So excited!

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We also got a sneak peek of 3D ultrasounds, as you can see. Well worth the $65.00 and 45 minute drive to the clinic!  ❤ ❤

15 Weeks tomorrow

It’s been a week. Overwhelming, personally and at work. I trudge on.

I’m getting tired again.. I think it must be a mental thing as opposed to a pregnancy thing. Or maybe a little of both. Who knows.

My left boob has been burning for several days now off and on. My nipples are hard a lot more often then they’ve ever been and they are SORE. This morning my towel brushed them and I almost yelped. No weight gain since my last check up if the scale at work is correct. I’ve been having frequent headaches. Hormones are a little whacky but with several things going on that’s to be expected. I woke up like ten times last night from heartburn, as well as night sweats. Could explain being exhausted I suppose.

Sunday afternoon I got all stressed and ended up a crying mess on my couch. Adam, our dog Cal, and I went on a walk in a local park a little bit after. The exercise and the serene forest really helped.

I’m so tired, I want to hermit, and I have no patience for anyone right now. So that’s what’s going on, lol.