Archive for January, 2010

Our “Blighted Ovum” Turns One!

Friday, January 29th, 2010 by by JM Guest Blogger

It is so hard to believe that the baby we thought we’d never meet for two whole very difficult weeks has just turned one bright and beautiful year old. I can not forget the miracle of a mothers instinct, the feeling that came over me telling me that my baby was alive and that I was not ready to accept what the ultrasound technician was saying. When I think of those two weeks, the two weeks where we came to grips with the possibility that we were not going to get to have this baby, that God might have had other plans for that little one, I feel a deep sense of gratitude that we did get to keep her because I can not fathom a world without her in it. As we celebrate her first year, I am filled with gratitude for her life, our instinct, and our family doctor who listened to our pleas despite what an ultrasound was saying and I am thankful for the senior technician at the ultrasound lab who finally took her time, diagnosed a badly tilted uterus, worked her magic and found our baby, perfect, heart beating, exactly as old as we knew she was, and so very alive.

A year with Violet has been a year with someone who is just such an (more…)


It’s a girl!!!!

Friday, January 29th, 2010 by by JM Guest Blogger

=I was spot on!  Had my ultrasound today, and it looks like I’m going to be the proud Mama of two girls now!  Yeap - this little one is also a girl!!!!!  The ultrasound was a mixed bag - found out the sex, but she was either asleep, or just very relaxed and stayed in basically the one position the whole time!  She was lying facing down toward my cervix, and we weren’t able to get a good look at her face, or heart - so I have to go back in 4 weeks time, for the u/s tech to finish the anatomy check… I don’t mind though - chances are I’ll get better pictures, and hey - it’s an excuse to see little Miss Emersyn!!!

I only got one pic that was really worth sharing .  I guess I was a bit disappointed (more…)

Grrrr…& the fever broke the straw on the camel’s back.

Friday, January 29th, 2010 by by Astrid

Yeah, so besides having to deal w/ all the intense emotions of my mother’s surgery & Mamama going back to Argentina, Ian has to go get a fever. Really? Seriously? Tonight is going to be a long night. Every 3 hrs w/ Tylenol/Advil rotation since he has a history of seizures.

I was hoping we would get through January. At least through January. Last January is when everything happened to (more…)

Love IT!

Friday, January 29th, 2010 by by JM Guest Blogger

I’m still here bloggy stalkers umm I mean people!  I’ve been taking care of my children who have been sick, celebrating a divalicious first birthday, and digging my nose into my new hobby digi-scrapping!  I really am falling in love with the ease of making pages and every day I’m learning a new technique and my head is filling up with great ideas for pages I want to do with various events from the past few years!

Here is a 2 page layout I made for Violet’s Baptism! (more…)


Watching Daddy Fly By

Friday, January 29th, 2010 by by NavyKay

It’s hard to miss the rumble of the airplanes flying over our house each day, but Naomi has finally noticed them up in the sky! Yesterday as (more…)

Why Not?

Friday, January 29th, 2010 by by Kel

The why stage has begun.

Not asking why here – just being a dinosaur.

I’ve always known of the stage that kids just constantly ask why (more…)

Childbirth - It should be a magical moment every time

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by by pattyandthemoos

Since I have been part of JustMommies for over 5 years I have seen a lot of discussions about childbirth.  I have had two medicated vaginal births, an emergency csection, an unmedicated vbac, a really long and arduous childbirth, a really fast labor, and childbirth that didn’t go according to plan more than once.  I think I have had a taste of it all.

It has taken me time to realize how magical childbirth is no matter how it happens.  After I had my son, I remember defensively telling everyone about how long his childbirth was and having to explain to everyone why I ended up getting an epidural – like I really had to explain this.  Lots of women get epidurals and they shouldn’t have to feel guilty about it, but for some reason we do – or I did.

When I had Angie, I didn’t even bother trying.  After all, my first attempt (more…)


"We’re not angry, just disappointed"

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by by JM Guest Blogger

I heard a young girl talking on the radio, about her parents finding out that she is dating a 22 year old (she’s 16), when they asked what her parents said, she replied “we’re not angry - we’re disappointed”…. and suddenly a montage of my teen years flashed before my eyes.  Before she said the ‘we’re disappointed’ part, I instinctively knew that she would say - because I heard those words so often during my teen years!!!

Not so much my later teen years, but definately between 12-15…  I was a little cow.  I was moody.  I was angry.  I was rebellious.  I was immature.  I continuously did things that I knew would annoy my parents, or upset  them - and I am still to figure out why I felt the need to do those things!!!  I can’t remember many specifics now, just a lot of scenarios, of my parents & me sitting in the lounge, after I’d done something.. and hearing those words “we’re not angry - we’re disappointed”… if I was to write a book about my teen years, the title would probably BE (more…)

Why I don’t charge for my photography work

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by by Rachel

It’s not that I don’t want to make money doing it, because I really do.  Making money means I’d be able to justify the purchase of more equipment.  It’s hard to spend thousands of dollars on equipment for just a hobby.  But at the same time, I don’t want to charge anyone for less than top of the line product.  I don’t think I’m there yet.  And then I find blog posts like this one and my determination to get better before charging is reaffirmed.  I don’t want to do anything that would be a disservice to my “client” or to the photography industry as a whole.  And I certainly don’t want to whore myself (well, maybe if you have photography equipment we could work something out ;) ).

Seriously though, I have a nice camera and I want a nicer one, but we all know (more…)

Bella’s hat.

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by by JM Guest Blogger

So I decided to try out knitting and made Bella a hat! The pattern, well it sucked. John says it could just be my fault the hat came out nothing like it said it would since it was my first try at knitting, but just in case its not my fault I’ll keep the link to myself. Now this took me a MONTH to do, but then I worked on it in fits of starting and stopping and lots of frustration. Logic tells me I should have started smaller, but come on, when have I ever listened to logic?
So here’s 1/2 way through:

And here’s done knitting. You will notice (more…)