Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays from the Sanchez Family

This year has brought a lot of changes and its had it's ups and downs but the constants have been Leo, Nic and Pebbles.  I'm so grateful for my family and the life we have.  I know next year will again have its uncertain moments, it ups and downs but mid year we'll complete our family with baby #2!

Merry Christmas and we wish everyone an amazing 2012!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Outtakes from family our photoshoot

I was so late to the game that I never ordered photo Christmas cards...oops.  But I did want to get a family picture of Leo, Nicolas, Pebbles and me.  So I lugged the heaviest tripod (borrowed from work) to the empty field behind our house and tried to set up our family picture. 

I really liked this spot but...

The sun was to my side so not very flattering.

Then I tried taking the sun head on...bad idea.

Last I found this spot.  At first I thought it was too shady but it would have to work.

I tried setting up the photo and realized the white balance was off

I fixed the white balance to the shade option and I got a golden hue...great success.

I set up the camera and put it on a 10 second timer, then I would run to the spot.  At one point, I hit the shutter but Nic decided it was more fun to run away than to stay for the pics.  So this is the cropped pic of one of them...not too bad

and this the next one of Nic running toward us...he is such a silly boy

and the Christmas Card....will be revealed tomorrow!  so stay tuned.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blogging Hiatus w/ a good reason

Blogging has been on the back burner lately because life has been crazy. 

It has been especially crazy because back in late September we found out that I'm PREGNANT!!  We decided to let caution to the wind and see if we would be blessed with another baby.  Lo and behold, on Sept. 20th we got a positive pregnancy test!

Weeks 6-10 were a little rough.  I was exhausted, nausea, hungry, had lots of food aversion, and did I mention exhausted. But after about 10 weeks it got better and I had more energy and wasn't as nausea.  I still have some bad days but they are few and far between.

We announced our pregnancy to our family and friends during Thanksgiving weekend.  Everyone was so excited and happy. It took them a little while to figure out the shirt but after about 10-15 minutes they finally caught on. 

So here is a recap:
Expected due date: May 30, 2012
Weeks: 15 weeks 4 days
Weight gain: 2 lbs
Next appt: Jan 5th and we'll find out the sex then!

And here is a pic of my 15 week belly pic. 

I didn't think I would "forget" that I was pregnant but with being a wife, mom, and working full time, it is easy to forget.  Then other times I amazed that in just a few short months I'll be holding a little tiny baby.  I'm really enjoying this pregnancy and trying to take advantage of sleeping all night and our small family of 3!  Because before long we'll be 4!

I'm going to try to post weekly about my pregnancy and maybe get back to taking more pictures. 

Until next time!