Monday, February 21, 2011

Back to Life

It's been a long time since I've felt like I've actually accomplished something. Duke has been working in the oil field for just over 3 months now, and I'm finally starting to adjust to my new life. It's still difficult, and I still have my moments, but I was really starting to lose myself. It was hard to get into a new groove of doing things without him. Before he took this job, I don't think we ever spent more than a day apart. So now, I'm finally starting to get back to me, and doing things that make me happy. I decided this weekend would be a good weekend to start on baby projects. This probably wasn't the greatest idea I've had, considering Duke will be back this coming weekend, and I really could have used his help! I decided to put the baby's bassinet together. And trust me, putting together a bassinet on the hard floor, by yourself, with a back that feels like someone is squeezing and twisting your muscles is not fun. But I did it! And I'm so proud. It turned out so good, and its nice to finally start getting the baby's things in order.

I'm nesting already. I thought this wasn't supposed to start until just a few weeks before baby comes. I'm constantly thinking of things that need cleaning, or dusting, or organizing. I'm really obsessed with organizing lately. The sad thing is, I haven't really felt good enough to do any of it. I'm always so exhausted, and my back is constantly making sure I'm not being productive AT ALL!! I don't remember being this miserable the first time around. How come no one warned me?!!!

That wasn't the only productive thing I did this weekend. I finally got back to photography. It's been a while since I've taken any photos, and the creative bug has been begging me to feed it! My friend Annie is due to have her second baby in May, and she asked me to take some maternity photos for her. I was so excited, but really nervous. I've never done maternity photos before, but I'm really happy with the way they turned out!

I loved doing these photos! I think these are such a great idea, just to remember that time, and where you were and what you were doing. Annie's cute son Noah was so adorable too. He was so cooperative, and was always willing to take his picture any time I asked. And he just LOVED touching mommy's belly. Then after each picture he'd run over to me, and say "I wanna see!" He even took a few shots of mom and dad... he's a natural!

And so now that I feel like I'm finally getting back into gear, I hope to start taking more pictures, and maybe even putting together a small scrapbooking corner so I can get back to that! I'm feeling so creative these days, I figure I might as well go with it!

1 comment:

  1. Great post Jenny! Your photos are awesome! Annie looks great and Noah is adorable!! Tell her I said hello next time you see her please!!