I’ve been trying to keep myself busy as much as possible and I came across this delicious recipe for sugar cookies and had to try it out. This came from a client’s blog and WOW this girl knows her way around the Kitchen! You have to go and check her out. These are the BEST sugar cookies no joke! If you make these, post some pictures on your blog and leave me a comment so I can see your creation!
My little helper. Don’t you love the apron!!?? I had a mom and daughter apron made to match. You can get them here
Ashlee has decided to take up the business as well Actually, this was a camera that was given to us in the hospital when we delivered Cade so that incase we didn’t have our own camera, we could use this one. Ashlee was so happy to be able to have “Cade’s Camera” She is so special and sweet and makes me smile even on those days when it’s hard to smile.
“Mom why can’t I see the pictures on my camera like you can on yours!?”
My sweet sister in law has been waiting so patiently for these pictures. I’ve had these sitting on my computer and waiting to be edited since November when I was no longer able to take pictures because of my pregnancy. It was just a quick 5 min shoot in the backyard, but those are always the best and I love them. *sigh*
*Update* on me….I’m doing a lot better. I still have my good days and bad days, but there seem to be more good days than bad. Ashlee and I just received our “Cade” necklaces that I will have to show off here soon. They are adorable and I love that I have something to wear that will not only literally keep him close to my heart but it also gives me something to remember him.
I will also be doing some business changes here soon that I KNOW everyone will be so excited about and love.
Thank you again for all the emails, comments and cards that were sent to us. We feel so loved and are so blessed to have so many people who care about us. Thank you again!
On January 22, 2010 at 4:00am….Cade Christian was born. He was not due to come until July 11th 2010. He was about 16 weeks along. He weighed 1.9 oz and was 7 in long.
How did this happen? We don’t know, but on the 20th I went in for a routine visit and the doctor couldn’t find the heart beat with the Doppler. I sill wasn’t worried though because of the way the placenta had placed itself, both doctor and I knew that it may be harder to find. So, we then went to the ultrasound machine and there confirmed my worst fears….no heart beat and no moving baby. He had died sometime that morning. We think it’s due to all of the hemorrhaging I had because of the sub chronic hemorrhage. It also looked like that blood clot that had formed caused the placenta to abrupt too much for it to repair.
I was in labor for about 13 hours. Although this may sound horrible beyond belief, I feel like it was a blessing in disguise to be able to deliver him. We were able to hold him and see his perfect tiny body. I felt such a deeper love and connection for him the moment I was able to hold him. The hosptial were I delivered was amazing and they went above and beyond the call of duty. I have never felt so much compassion from all the nurses and staff. They brought us flowers, took pictures of Cade, they did plaster prints of his hands and feet, they made a box full of all his keepsakes and momentous for us to treasure always. They dressed him in the most adorable diaper and baby bunting you could ever see. They even helped us dress him for his graveside burial. The cemetery were he is buried also did everything free of charge…AMAZING!
Our family was devastated to say the least. We have waited 5 long years for this miracle, but it wasn’t part of God’s plan for us to keep our baby boy. I know that he is our angel and our perfect son. We will see him again.
How have I been? I’m doing okay, although, most definitely not my self. I have good days and bad days. I’ve cried a lot, which isn’t something I usually do. I don’t do good by myself, so if Brent isn’t home, my Mom is usually with me. Thank goodness for Moms! I know it will get easier as time goes on. I’m grateful for all of the outpouring of love and concern that has been shown. It’s helped to see that so many people truly care for us.
What does this mean for my photography business? I’m still here, but I’m taking some time off to grieve and go back to my normal self. ( I’m a little emotional right now) I am still taking emails and such and if you were hoping to schedule with me, still email me and I will let you when I can do it.
A BIG SORRY to all of you photographers who have emailed me asking questions, I promise I will get back to you….if you need to have a questions answered sooner please email me again.
This is the day I delivered Cade…. I wanted to share something with all of you.