Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Reece - Newborn Shoot

This is by far one of my favourite newborn shoots! This was also one of my first... It showed me what I was capable of doing, and really helped me grow my confidence and portfolio!
Little Reece was just an angel, and Theresa & Rob were just fantastic - willing to try everything I suggested. Never since this shoot have I had two parents who took the chance on a 'nappy-less' bum for as long as they did! Well done guys, and it paid off I think!

Anyway, Little Reece is well over 1 year now and still an angel I am sure!

On a personal note - I am now 37 and a half weeks... and counting...

I never thought I would be one who wanted to call my docter every five minutes, but this whole 'going into labour' thing is more confusing than matric algebra! I am now finding myself asking... 'well, what does labour feel like?', 'does it have to hurt?', 'will I know for sure?'. I am told over and over again that you can't miss it, but then I hear of some woman who was about 8cm dialated before she realised she was in labour! What?? How does that happen?? So I read all the literature I can find, and they all give you similar symptoms, and then end off with '...but that doesn't mean you are in labour, it could still be days or weeks away...' blah blah! It's kind of like the You Magazine Horoscopes - 'you may (or may not) be happy (or sad) to meet your soulmate (or not) during this week...' kind of covering all possible bases on what the average human being may experience on any given day!

I am not saying I want Malakai to come right now - because I know the longer he stays put, the more he grows and the healthier he'll be when he does arrive! I am also super-aware of the absolutely monumental change that having a baby is going to bring to my life - so I am trying to consciously enjoy lying on the couch watching the E!-Entertainment channel and eating pretzels without any disturbances. I am having many hot baths, reading for at least two hot-water-refills. I am enjoying being able to hop in my car and race off to the shops because I can... no car seats, no huge baby-bags... I am really enjoying my sleep at night (although I am making at least 4 toilet-runs a night now), even if I am keeping Darryl awake with my raptuous snoring!

So, my angel boy, I am ready for you when you are ready for me. I think I will be meeting you soon, but who knows? I really can't figure out this labour-symptom thing, but I am sure that won't matter much because when you decide to come, you'll come!

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Conrad, Megan and Our Precious Keaton said...

Thinking of you and sending you big hugs from Mauritius.... Like I said in my sms I have been thinking of you the whole day..... Anyway so glad you are relaxing and taking it easy before Master Malakai arrives... Enjoy every moment of the big day and capture that moment when they put Malakai in your arms for the first time - it is the MOST amazing moment of your entire life - that I can promise you! God bless and much love, Conrad, Megs and Keaton

Caden Paul said...

Hie-hie, my bet is on today, come on Loren, make me some money! Just kidding, sounds like you're doing exactly the right thing, not expecting anything and just relaxing! Enjoy your time at home and we'll see you Saturday if Kai hasn't graced us with his presence yet!

Lots of Love
Elriza, Weasel & Caden

Deqlan said...

Hi Loren , so excited for you - cant wait to hear that little Malakai is on the way....take it easy , enjoy every second, relax and await the miracle that is about to be placed in your hands....its the best experience you will ever have...God Bless lots of love Mark, Samm, Deqlan and Logan

Caden Paul said...

Hey Lorry Loren, Just want to say good luck for today. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we're sending all the positive energy we can your way!

Lots of Love
Elriza, Wes & Caden

T said...

Hello Angel, Huge Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy!
Cannot wait to meet him.. Enjoy every second, time sure does fly when they are so little !
And thanks for the beautiful pic's of my Angel on your site.. They are still my favourite of her ! At 18 months she won't sit still for a minute for any pictures :)..

Big Hugs and Congrats again to you and Hubby.

Theresa, Robert & Reece xxx