Sunday, October 26, 2008

Maternity Photos

About four weeks ago I finally sat down at the computer and went through the proofs from my maternity photo session. I had really been putting it off, because I didn't have the patience to sift through over 170 pictures to find 'just the right one'. I sort of didn't have the time, either. I chose 3, plus one formal shot to send over to the relatives in Russia. One is a black and white belly shot I want to have professionally framed to hang in the babies room. There is another belly shot I really liked and the third is one of Z and I. We don't have a nice photo of just the two of us so I thought it would be nice to have.

It was really hard to choose, but I think I got some nice ones.

The babies have been doing really well. A week after I went back to work Alex started sleeping through the night. Just having one of them sleeping all night has been wonderful, I had no idea what a difference it would make. And when I say sleeping through the night I mean in the crib by 9:30 and having to go in and get him at 7 AM. Now, he doesn't sleep all night, but he doesn't cry for one of us to come get him. If he wakes up he can soothe himself back to sleep by sucking his thumb. Anna, on the other hand, is up several times a night. She needs the pacifier to soothe herself, and once she can find it and put it back in herself she may start going longer stretches without crying. Soon she will be old enough that we could try letting her Cry it Out, but Z and I have conflicting opinions on this issue. He is against it. I think all he needs are some ear plugs and he'll change his mind. He's a very light sleeper. And a softie.

Last Thursday the babies turned 16 weeks old. The last month has gone by so fast I can hardly believe it. Next week is their 4 month well check and immunizations. I'm not really looking forward to it, but it's fun to see how much they've grown since the last visit.

Oh, I should put a plug in for the photographer who did my maternity session. Jamie at Epic Photography. The website is She was really great.

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