About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lots and lots of pictures and an update

Hey everyone, long time no see LOL Sorry about that, I have just been very to myself lately. Tired from the pregnancy and anemia and just kinda anti social. I have been doing lots of sewing and knitting though. Sophia is getting SO big, I don't think she will be one of my smaller ones. My babies have ranged in size from 7 and half pounds to just over 10 pounds. I think she will be in the 9 to 10 pound range! I am hoping I am wrong, but I can usually tell. She moves all of the time, which I love, but sometimes her movements are so strong they hurt, and I still have at least 7 weeks left for her to grow! Other than the anemia and the severe backache lol, the pregnancy is going well. Oh, and I think I know what her nickname will be. Ava can't say Sophia and has been calling her FiFi. I think this is adorable.

Also, during this time two of my kids have had birthdays. I am now the mother of a 17 year old! I really can't believe it, a 17 year old son AND I am pregnant LOL Also, Sydney turned 13! I now have 3 teenagers in my house! Good times ; )

One of my best friends, Jessica, got her a nice new Nikon camera and we are now aware of her immense talent. Seriously, she is an awesome photographer! If you would like to see some of her work, check out her flikr. She offered to take some pictures of Sydney for her 13th birthday. All I can say is WOW! I am SO glad she is my friend, I would have payed a fortune for this otherwise : ) One of the perks of turning 13 for Sydney is she gets to wear makeup. She has been counting down the days lol She is only allowed to wear very little, but I swear she looks so grown up in these photos. What happened to my little girl. Here are a few of my favorites, it was hard to pick! You can see the whole shoot on Jess's flikr.



Jess also took some of me and my belly. She is going to photograph my birth too! Jessica has been at my last 4 births. She is one of my labor supports and has made such a difference in my labors. She is one of 3 friends that I just can't give birth without, along with my mom and dh. I have natural labors (no drugs) so my girlfriends are extremely important. Now, I am going to have beautiful pictures as well! I can't wait to share them, I promise no graphic ones though ; ) My favorites are the ones with Sydney : )


Sydney had to help me up! LOL
Here you can see how big I am! Sydney was mimicking my usual stance LOL Gosh, what a difference in the two of us!!!
Like I said, I have been sewing and knitting up a storm! I even finished my Mom's quilt top, just been too lazy to take a picture of it, soon, I promise. I think it will have to wait until after Miss Sophia is born to be quilted though, my back can't handle it right now. I have really been enjoying knitting, I can just sit on my comfy bed and knit away, easier on my back than sitting at the sewing machine. I do have some pictures of my first ever pair of socks though! Only because they were knit for Jessica, and she took some pictures for me LOL They are knit out of Malabrigo sock yarn, which was heaven to knit with. I got the pattern free at Interweave Knits. I think many more socks are in my future. Fun to knit and portable.



I hope to be back here before another several weeks pass! LOL

11 comments:

jessica said...

awe,thanks for the sweet words...but you give me too much credit, it's easy when your shooting beautiful people! and what a beautiful child she is...i can't wait to get to the others! ***MUAH**

Angie said...

Wow, what awesome pictures. I love the siholettes (is that how you spell that?)

Your daughter is so beautiful.

Have a wonderful day and here's hoping for baby to be less than 10 pounds! :)

Amber said...

Glad to see you back :-)
Sydney is so gorgeous - and yes, looks way too grown-up to be 13!!
You look great too - can't wait to see the new little one :-)

Heidi Ann said...

Loved hearing what you've been up too! Can't wait to see that little baby girl!.....Sophia is a lovely name!....So happy everything is going so well...& may I say your daughter is just beautiful!!.....Your friend, Heidi XO

jona said...

The socks look great! You look great! And your daughter is such a stunner. I really love the silhouette picture.

Our boys nickname for our Sofia is Fifi too!

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

FiFi....what an adorable nickname! love it! and your Sydney is just beautiful! Gorgeous photos of her :)

Glad you're doing well!

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

FiFi....what an adorable nickname! love it! and your Sydney is just beautiful! Gorgeous photos of her :)

Glad you're doing well!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness Tonya!! She is stunning!! ( as are you!) I can't believe she's 13. You look so great, I never looked like that pregnant! I was a hot mess, hehe.

Khris78 said...

Hi,
i just discovered your blog after googling "english Paper piecing" ( my new passion lol)
You look like you have a lovely family and a great life. Also love all of your crafty goodness :)
Good Luck with your new babe
Cheers,
Khrissy

tagskie said...

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Angie said...

Just wondering if you had the baby yet? Hope all is going well!