Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Family Photos

Our family photo adventure got derailed before it even started.  We were all set to get them taken a few weeks back, but I woke up that morning with abdominal pain far worse than I'd ever experienced.  Vicodin didn't touch this pain.  I've never actually been in labor (Fuck you preecclampsia!), but I thought surely this is what it must feel like.

The Urgent Care ruled out a UTI and sent me onto the ER for further tests.  I got my cat scanned and I got the most thorough transvaginal ultrasound I've ever had.  The fun part was that the pain kind of disappeared on its own sometime after about 1/2 hour at the ER.  Their conclusion was that I had an ovarian cyst that was probably causing the pain.  I was sent home with anti-nausea meds, some pain killers, a follow-up appointment with my OB, and the sound of the woman across the hall coughing etched in my mind forever.

I'm fine.  The cyst was gone at my follow-up appointment.  They're still not sure if that was the reason for the pain.

What was I talking about?  Oh yeah - family photos.  Pardon the tangent.

So I was in the ER when we were supposed to get family photos done on that day.  We got them done 2 weeks later and they look great!

I decided to dress us a bit matchy matchy.  I chose denim, chocolate brown, purple, and mustard yellow.  Almost everything was easy to find, aside from a yellow cardigan for Cora.  I ended up dyeing a white one she already had and it came out pretty well.  I also replaced the flower details on the girls' tops with contrasting hand-crocheted flowers.

Of course Lily hid one of her shoes that morning, so we had to scramble to find another pair that would look ok.  Oh and then I didn't actually think about shoes for Cora and she ended up wearing her house slippers.

Photo by Alana Clark Photography

Somehow Alana actually caught a few moments of all of us without the dreaded derp face.  The girls were a little uncooperative, but I expected that.  This is our first family photo since Lily was born.  I don't think we even have any candids of all four of us.
You want me to throw leaves on her head?  Well, if you insist.

I never sleep, but I'm so cute that it doesn't matter.

Thanks to Alana Clark for capturing the moments in amongst the crazy!

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