Ch ch ch changes…

Well, our new baby girl should be here within the next couple of days. We were hoping for a completely natural birth, no meds of any sort and for the baby to decide to come when she wanted. However things don’t always go as planned. I have quite a bit more amniotic fluid then they consider normal and she’s not wanting to stay head down. I’ve had a few ultrasounds and they can’t find any serious reasons why I might have extra fluid and are chalking it up to a “who knows” cause.  She seems happy, healthy and very active (I foresee another busy little girl living in our house soon :). So all is good. But since she loves to flip sideways, breech, halfway head down-all in the course of one day, they are worried about cord prolapse should my water break. And the chance of my water breaking is higher then usual due to the excess fluid. So, I’ve agreed to be induced this Thursday at 8:30 am after we try some things to get her head down. After loosing a baby girl at this exact stage of pregnancy before we had Bella, it’s already hard stay calm. As much as I wanted the natural birth, I want this baby in my arms safe and sound. I’ll be nearly 39 weeks so she’s good good to go.

So, most likely sometime Thursday or early Friday we’ll be holding her! I would love your prayers and thoughts for an easy labor and delivery and healthy little girl.

And just as a heads up, this blog will likely be used a little differently over the next few months. I’ll be taking time off of work and while I’ll still take some sessions, the majority of my time is going to be spent with my kids over the next few months. As much as I adore my clients and adore photographing all the beautiful children I am blessed to meet, I am looking forward to this time with my own children. So the blog may become more of a place for my kid’s photos, my ramblings about our lives and such. I guess that’s where it all started and will be fun to do the same again. Oh and did I mention our house is for sale and we’re in the process of house hunting? I’m sure there will be posts on that too. So lots of changes ahead!

13 Responses to “ Ch ch ch changes… ”

  1. Addie Says:

    Good luck with everything… Cant wait to see that new little girl!

  2. Betsy Says:

    Blessings to you as you have your baby this week! I’m right there with you, on maternity leave and having my baby via planned birth in 6 days myself! (My blog too has changed from pro to all personal for a while.)

    Sending prayers for a safe and healthy delivery for you and your baby girl!

  3. Cristine Strickland Says:

    My prayers for a safe and uneventful birth. I know it probably hasn’t seemed like this for you, but on this end your pregnancy has flown by. Congratualtions again and I can’t wait to meet this little one through your beautiful pictures.

  4. Gina Says:

    leah, totally praying that you have a healthy baby girl! they induced me @ 37 weeks with charlotte (my son was induced at 38 weeks and he was still 10 pounds, so he almost got stuck) and she was totally fine. still over 8.3 pounds, but healthy. so you’re getting two more weeks than i did. my thoughts are with you and totally miss you!

  5. Corin Jones Says:

    Hi Leah, I’ve followed you off and on for quite some time now. I just wanted to wish you well on your up and coming birth. I hope that you get the natural birth you would like and absolutely hope for a happy and healthy baby girl. You and I have a lot in common. I am also pregnant 🙂 But only 10 weeks. I had homebirths with both my other kids so I am a huge natural birth advocate. Also, we are selling our house and in the process of house hunting! Now is definitely the time to do it!

    Congrats and God Bless your expanding family!


  6. Amy Fisher\ Says:


    I will pray that you and your baby girl are safe and healthy as you are induced. I know it must be amazingly difficult to wait to see her here safe and sound with your previous loss of a baby girl. I too experienced a loss of our dear baby girl due to a severe birth defect when she and her sister were born early at 28 weeks. Despite currently fighting stage IV breast cancer, the loss of our daughter was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through.

    Enjoy your time with your family and new baby in the weeks and months to come.

    Perhaps when you are back to doing your photography more full-time, I will be able to schedule a session. I have long admired your work and followed your blog, so it would be such a privilege to have you create portraits of my children. I am just a couple hours down the road in Louisville.


  7. Karly Says:

    Leah, I was just thinking about you this week. I couldn’t remember how far along you were at the workshop in Dayton, but I figured you were probably getting close! I’ll pray that everything goes just perfect for you and your sweet family. Good luck! I can not wait to see pictures of the new little lady!

  8. Karen Bee Says:

    thinking of you and your family and sending you the very best wishes. let us know that everyone is fine when you can!

  9. collette Says:

    ((HUGS)) to you guys! We’ll keep you in our prayers! Rest well and have a wonderful and I’m sure much needed time off with your kids!!! =)

  10. Brandon Price Says:

    I look forward to the blog changes! I know you’ve had a good reason not to be posting around here, but I sure have missed your images! I can’t wait to see the little one. I’m saying a special prayer that things go as smoothly and as naturally as possible!

  11. Tammy Hunt Says:

    Leah, I will pray for a smooth and safe delivery. I am very anxious to see your beautiful girl, post some pics as soon as you can:)

  12. kerry Says:

    sending positive thoughts and all my prayers for a safe delivery and a healthy baby

  13. Chelsey Says:

    Thinking of you Leah! Cannot wait!!! 🙂 Looking forward to the new blog too 🙂

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