Archive for October, 2012

October 21, 2012
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I came to know Sally through my hubby, Jason. I had so much fun photographing her beautiful family last weekend! We were a little nervous about all the rain and wind predictions, but it turned out to be a perfect morning. We had fun at a local park, and then headed to some railroad tracks in downtown Loveland. I was SO excited to do some railroad shots! I once tried to talk Jason into letting me take pics of Peyton by some railroad tracks, and he said that people aren’t allowed to do that. “Psssh!” was my response. Well, turns out there really are signs that say “No Trespassing” near tracks, and proof is in some of these pictures. Oh well, we had fun and got some good shots! (Thanks to the Burch’s for being okay with breaking rules during our session!)

Bo is such a cutie pie, and he recently celebrated his big first birthday! He is all boy, and wasn’t too sure about having his picture taken. Eventually he warmed up, and I couldn’t get enough of his baby blues. I also LOVED Sally’s choices in outfits for their family session. The pops of yellow were so much fun – especially her SHOES! (Which, by the way, she said she got at OLD NAVY! Love that!)

Adam, Sally, and Bo, thanks for braving the wind advisory and coming out to play! 😉 I had so much fun with you guys, and I hope you think the pictures are as cute as I do!

October 14, 2012
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We did our 30 week 3D/4D ultrasound at Becoming Mom this weekend. Ever since then, my mother keeps sending me text messages asking when she is going to get to see pictures of Aiden. Soooo…I had to get on the ball and come up with my 30 Week Bumpdate!

First off, here is my ever-growing bump:

For comparison sake, here is my 31 week bump with Peyton. I was basically two days away from 31 weeks when I took my pics for Aiden, so it’s almost the same!

Here are the latest stats:

Pregnancy Length: 30 weeks, 6 days (as of 10/14)

Countdown to Due Date: 9 weeks, 1 day (Single digits…HORRAY!!!)

Weight Gain: Not sure…our scale’s batteries died. Convenient, huh?!

Baby is the size of a: head of lettuce (18 in., 3.2 lbs)

New baby developments: His brain continues to develop, and he can perceive new information from all five senses. He is making faces, hiccuping (which he does A LOT!), swallowing, breathing, pedaling with little hands and feet, and sucking on his thumb. He will gain about 3-5 more pounds, possibly more, before he is born.

Gender: Still a boy! Confirmed for the 3rd time at our ultrasound!

Names: Aiden Michael

Sleep: Same – not too bad once I get comfy. I have started having strange preggo dreams though. I had one the other night that I had the baby super early and nothing was ready. Since we haven’t started on the nursery yet, I sure hope that my dream doesn’t come true!

Feeling: More exhausted than I had been recently. I can tell I’m into the third trimester; I have lost energy and get winded more easily. I know it will only go downhill from here (oh boy!).

Health: Still great!

Movement: He likes to move, but not all the time. Still reminds me of Peyton’s disposition.

Cravings: Still chocolate. I made the mistake of buying Halloween candy in advance when I was at Costco. Let’s just say Aiden doesn’t need to go trick-or-treating this year to get his treats! Kit Kats and Twix bars are our candy of choice right now.

Nursery: I have posted pictures of it below. As you can see, not much progress has been made. I THINK I have picked out paint colors for the walls, so I need to go back to Lowe’s and actually buy the cans. Hopefully we can paint the walls this coming weekend, and then my mom is going to be brave and try her hand at painting baseball stitching on one wall. Most everything is bought and waiting in the closet. The furniture is in the room, but still in boxes. I can’t wait until the walls are done so we can start setting things up!

Belly: Still there and growing. It’s getting harder to bend down and pick things up, which is super fun with a 15 month old around. We are making progress in teaching Peyton how to pick up her own toys, so that will be helpful. And no, I am not kidding. This OCD mama is teaching her to put the toys in her toy bins, and then we clap and celebrate. My child WILL clean up after herself! 😉

Next Appointment: Nov. 1st

And now, here is Mr. Aiden! He is currently head up, and so his feet were curled up by his face for the ultrasound. Not too comfy, if you ask me. All I can say is this lil’ guy better flip; I would really appreciate not having a C-section! Oh, and the ultrasound tech said she saw that he has hair. I’m glad she told me that, because they told me countless times that Peyton was BALD. Yes, that would be my daughter with the endless amount of hair. So I guess I need to figure out what to do with his hair, since keeping it out of his face with bows and ponytails won’t be an option this time around!

For another comparison, here is Peyton in her 3D/4D ultrasound. What do you think – do they look alike?!

As promised, here is the progress (or lack thereof) in the nursery. At least it’s cleared of our guestroom furniture, Jason’s desk, and our miscellaneous storage stuff!

Finally, here are some pictures of big sister Peyton. I took the day off on Wednesday for a doctor’s appointment, and we had fun playing in her playhouse on our back patio. I don’t think the nice weather will stick around too much longer, so we’re trying to enjoy our outside time while we can!

Peyton went to her first UC Bearcats game of the season this weekend. Even though she was going on a minimal nap, and was forced to stay up past her bedtime, she still really enjoyed the game. She clapped when everyone else did, and even attempted the UC cheer. She had fun dancing with her BFF, Braxton, during halftime. Braxton was also quite the gentleman and shared some of his soft pretzel with her. 😉 These two are just too funny when they get together. Now that they go to the same sitter (Braxton’s Granny), they are becoming more like siblings. Good thing they can practice sharing and “being gentle” with one another before their REAL siblings arrive!

We’ve had a busy but fun-filled few weeks. I know that the coming weeks and weekends will be just as busy and packed full of Fall activities. I just hope I have enough energy to keep up!

October 13, 2012
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Blake is my nephew, and it has been so much fun watching him grow up! I was SO lucky to be at his birth in Jan.; what a special day that was! I need to work on getting his video slide show from his birth on this website. Not sure how to do it, but I’m sure there’s a way!

Anyway, we had lots of fun taking pictures of this growing boy. Krissy (my sis-in-law) had some cute ideas she wanted to try. He looked so darn cute in his Halloween costume, and we got a few with his cowboy hat. At one point, he needed a “Puff break,” and Krissy commented on how that is “so Blake” to have Puffs all over him. So, we decided to take some pictures while he ate. So if you’re wondering what the little white circle looking things are, they are Blake’s most prized possession! 😉 Peyton also decided to crash the photo shoot for a bit, so you’ll see her make a guest appearance.

Thanks for coming over and letting me play around with different backgrounds, Krissy! Blake sure is a character, and his personality shines through!

October 12, 2012
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David is Jason’s cousin, and I have loved getting to know him and his wife, Katie. They have a sweet little girl, Ava, and I was so excited when they asked me to take some family pictures for them! We went to Ault Park, and got some cute family shots (their dog even joined in for some!). We also got some of Miss Ava by herself. This girl LOVES to smile! I found myself having bald-headed baby girl envy. I mean, I love Peyton’s hair and all, but how cute is this lil’ one with a bald head and a headband?!

Thanks for letting me take some pictures for you, fellow Hambergs! Ava really was TOO easy to photograph – I just loved all of her smiles and giggles!!! 🙂

October 11, 2012
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I have had so much fun taking pictures of Henry, Camden, and their parents these last few years. It amazes me how grown up they have become! They are such sweet boys, and we had fun walking around Ault Park together. Henry even helped pick out some of the locations for pictures! Amy and Thomas were of course great sports as well. And it was fun to have the kids’ “Poppie” along, too – he was great at making the boys laugh.

Thanks for meeting me at the park, Malich family! I hope you like the pictures we got! 🙂

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