Archive for November 2011

black friday baby

At least I got Thanksgiving dinner this time around!

After two days of start and stop labor starting on Tuesday night, my father-in-law’s turkey did the trick. We arrived home from dinner and two hours later, we were on the way to the hospital birthing center to meet the midwife.

The stopping and starting continued throughout the night and I needed a little “help” from pitocin by late morning, which quickly worked.

My little girl officially arrived at 1:27 pm on Friday. We’re tired, but all healthy and happy. Here she is…

Lucia Cate Hassrick, 8 lbs, 20 inches.

p.s. In case your wondering, it’s pronounced LOO-sha.


baby break

10 days and counting to my due date!

Today was my last regular day in the office. The to-do list is a lot smaller than it was two weeks ago and I was able to post a lot of new images on the studio Facebook page! There’s a few things left to do, but it’s at a slower pace than before. This baby seems to taking a lot of my energy!

I’ll be checking email periodically in between feedings, napping and diaper changes. If you’d like to schedule a session after I return in mid-February, please send an email or use the studio request form.

Thanks to everyone for making 2011 a fabulous year of awesome sessions!

belly dancing

The baby clock is ticking and I am feeling a little bit like a Santa’s elf and Santa himself. Christmas cards are being delivered, holiday portraits are being picked up and I keep moving to get it all done! I just tell that little girl in my belly to stay put for at least another 10 days – I am sure she enjoys the “dancing” that I am doing…

Orders are wrapping up and if you have a pending one, feel free to check where it’s at. Otherwise, I will be in touch in the next few days!

There are so many images that I adore going out the door right now, that’s it hard to pick one to post. (There will be more to come on the studio Facebook page in the coming days too.) The colors in the conservancy were exceptionally brilliant this fall – even for me, I had a hard time saying no to color.

p.s. For those of you wanting to see the Hassrick family reality TV debut – the Bang for Your Buck episode will be airing this Saturday, November 12 @ 2:30 ET!