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Friday, October 08, 2010


No. This isn't me. However, I've felt like walking around with a sign like that over my face in the past few days. All I know is that when this baby comes out of me in the next 7.5 weeks, he had best have a head full of hair that resembles the old monchhichi monkey dolls. No joke!

When the doctor pulls this son of mine out of my stomach during the c-section, I fully expect her to say "WOW! This kid has a head full of hair!" Kenidi caused me heartburn and came out with a head full of it but she didn't cause me near the discomfort that this kid is causing me. I swear I'm ready for hair to start growing up and out of my esophagus due to how much pain I'm in.

Yes, I've tried Tums. In fact, I eat them like they are candy only to have the heartburn come back 5 minutes later. It hurts to drink, it hurts to eat, it hurts to lay down, etc. etc. etc. I can even drink water and it causes intense heartburn. I can't win! I've decided today that I'm calling my OB on Monday morning and plan to beg her for some sort of relief. I've never in all my life felt such discomfort. It's insane. So...God help us if this child comes out bald after all I've put up with in the heartburn department. He had better have so much hair that he needs an immediate hair cut. I mean it. Maybe it will be so long that dreadlocks will have formed by then. Yeah, yeah, a Rastafarian baby. Reggae bound. Bring on Bob Marley's look alike. Just give me something to be able to say..."Oh OK...that's why I went thru all of this pain and torture." :)

I'm approaching my 32nd week this week. I told my neighbor this morning over breakfast that I just have this really weird feeling that I'm not going to make it to December 2nd. It might be anxiety because I know my parents are so far away and when I go into labor, they still have to rearrange their schedules and hop a plane to reach me. I'm sure a lot of the anxiousness is coming from worry over all that. With Brennen, my water broke on the day of my scheduled c-section. I was 39 weeks exactly. I was lying in bed, unable to sleep at 3am and BAM! I felt a pop or a slight bubble and then it was all over with from there. The c-section was scheduled for earlier in the day than planned and he arrived at 8:53am that morning. With Kenidi, I never had any signs of going into labor. In fact, when I had my c-section with her at 39 weeks, she was still tucked nice and tightly in there with no plans of making an appearance anytime soon. But with this baby, I just don't feel like I'm going to make it to that 39th week - to my December 2nd c-section date. He might prove me wrong but something tells me this one is going to be different. We'll see what God has planned I guess. I'm praying that I'm wrong and that this is all just anxiety setting in over my parents living in another state than me now.

On another note, so sorry to have been a major blog slacker this week. I had a big shoot on Tuesday for a breast cancer charity event here in Florida. After shooting on my feet for three straight hours, I got home to an aching back that night and feet/ankles/legs that were severely paying for my stupidity. The hubs gave me a great foot massage to help make up for the pain but in the end, I knew better than to do such a thing at almost 8 months pregnant. In the end though, I had a great time at the event, shot lots of fun people, and met some great new friends. It was all so very worth it. :) Since then, I've been trying to get caught up on editing and house work. My laundry pile looks like Mount St. Helens erupted in here right now. I have a family shoot on the beach tomorrow night which I'm looking forward to and then we are celebrating my Moms birthday at some point this weekend as well. The weather here in Southwest Florida is nothing short of spectacular right now. The muggy humid air finally gave way to the Fall temps and it's a pleasant 83-88 degrees each day with a wonderful gulf breeze coming in off the ocean. The palm trees that pepper my every view sway with ease against that gorgeous blue backdrop of a sky and the whole atmosphere makes my days all that much better - even with the incubating of this monchhichi wanna-be baby. (a.k.a - severe heartburn) Like my friend mentioned today, I'm glad I'm 8 months pregnant in this weather rather than in say the heat of July. WHEW! Don't know that I could have adjusted to that.

Hoping everyone has a spectacular weekend. Until Monday, be safe and have fun. Much love, Angie

PS...I've had many emails recently regarding my schedule for the holidays. Yes, my plan is to keep taking sessions all the way up until the end of November or until my big, fat, shamu, butt, can't get up and down anymore. Therefore, if you are heading South for any of the holidays (thru Thanksgiving) and would like to book a photography session with me, feel free to email me at I'll be taking a few weeks off after the little man arrives but should be back to my normal schedule by early to mid January. I'm truly looking forward to photographing your families as you come down this way for a vacation in the next two months. And for those of you who've already scheduled with me, well you'll get to see a real life "beached whale" in action during our session together. LOL!

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Blogger katy said...

I had TONS of heartburn this time that it was due to estrogen levels being slightly elevated and that there was truth in the saying that heartburn could mean more hair because estrogen is responsible for producing hair...that may not be it exactly, but it went something like that...anyway, my little boy did have hair, for sure, but had the least out of all four of our kiddos, and had the most heartburn with him...CRAZY! Anyway, can't wait to see pics of your new little one...hope the last few weeks fly by for you!!!! Blessings <3

10/09/2010 12:28 AM  
Blogger Jodi Lansink said...

I feel your pain!!! I had TERRIBLE heartburn as well, and the dr gave me a RX that I had to take once a day for the last few weeks and it went away completely! Good luck!!!

10/09/2010 1:51 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

When I was pregnant with Kennedy, I had SO much heartburn, and sure enough, she came out looking like she was wearing a wig. I definitely think there's a connection. However, if your little guy comes out in dreads, I totally want to see that! LOL!!!

10/10/2010 12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dr prescribed me prescription strenght Zantac with all three of my pregnancies. It saved me!

10/11/2010 10:29 AM  
Blogger mellybean said...

I know everyone loves giving advice with preggo-things. I was so anti-medicine for anything if I could help it.

Strawberry Milk worked wonders for me! :)

10/12/2010 10:13 AM  
Blogger Madison said...

Your c-section date is my birthday!

10/12/2010 7:21 PM  

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