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Baby Albini is a…

Baby Albini is a…
 Here he is sucking his thumb–being all cute and stuff.
The ultrasound was such a great experience and we saw that he was a boy before the tech even pointed it out! Our little man was not shy.
I have always pictured having a girl first so I am having to change my way of thinking about motherhood from girly things to boy love. Friends have already given us very cute boy clothes so I am getting used to it.:)
June 24, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Morgan - Awww…his picture sucking his thumb is SO cute!!!

June 26, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Katie Cook - Danielle! Soooo excited for you guys:) He's going to be one adorable child! Love Katie

17 weeks

Well, in four days we get to find out if we are having a boy or a girl! I am really looking forward to seeing our baby again and starting to plan and decorate the nursery. 

I wore this dress to church and it hid the little bump pretty well–not that I am trying to. I am definitely in the ‘looking chubby but no stranger would think it’s a pregnant belly’ stage.
Weeks: 17
Weight gain: 7 lbs (I think)
Baby’s Size: 5 ounces and 5 inches long.
Changes: Ligament pain starting to go away & I’m noticing myself holding and rubbing my belly more.
Maternity clothes: I got a pair of black shorts online and I love them.
Food Cravings: Salad, salad, and more salad. I eat fruit every day.
Food Aversions: Burgers.
Best moment this week: Sleeping really well.
Worst moment this week: Miscarriage nightmares.
Movement: More flutters and some harder movement but I’m still questioning if that is the baby or not.
Missing anything: Raw sushi and turkey sandwiches.
Looking forward to: FRIDAY! What’s your guess–blue or pink??
 Caught Travis on the couch reading this book that one of his clients at the bank got him. Yesterday we saw the movie What To Expect When You’re Expecting–thought it was funny and a great way to get outta the 100 degree heat.
Enjoy your week and check back here this weekend to find out!
June 19, 2012 - 2:46 am

Krissy - HOW FUN!!!!!!! Cute new shorts, a very real baby bump, and your hubby reading about how his baby momma is going through so many changes!!!! I am so excited for Friday and I am just saying it now, I think it is a GIRL!!!! Love you, Krissy

June 19, 2012 - 2:47 am

Krissy - P.S. Danielle, you make a gorgeous mother

June 19, 2012 - 6:19 am

laurentees - I love these updates 😀
I am thinking a boy…but whatever you are having, I cannot wait to hold/snuggle the little one!!!

July 6, 2012 - 6:29 pm

Travis and Danielle - I love you girls!!

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all of you Dads, soon-to-be Dads, and Moms who play both roles. 
Dad–thank you for all of the one on one softball practices, for being at so many of my games, for sacrificing your time to drive all of us girls everywhere, and for making us love The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beatles. You are great.

One of my favorite memories with my Dad is when we would play hide and seek at night with all of the lights off. I remember him crawling around on his hands and knees with me on his back as we searched for my sisters in their hiding spots. He’d growl and we’d giggle. 
I love you, Pop. Thank you for being so hard working and silly. 
Also, a little shout out to the father-to-be in my home. Travis, can’t wait to see you holding our little baby in your arms. I love you.

16 weeks

I went garage saling this past Saturday with my sister in law and it was so difficult to not buy baby clothes! But, only 12 more days until we know and then I will get to get the cute Gap baby clothes at garage sales. Ugh, I should’ve just gotten that cute girl Gap dress–oh well. 
Anyways, onto sixteen weeks. 

 Biggest changes this week that I have noticed is that I am feeling baby flutters! and I am really emotional. I almost cried when we went to dinner with family because Travis wanted to sit across the table from me and not next to me. Then I realized I’d be super embarrassed and his mom would think I’m crazy. So, I held back my tears and just gave him a dirty look across the table. He said “Now I can look at your beautiful eyes from across the table”. I responded with “Yada, yada, yada…”. Really…I’m blaming that one on the pregnancy hormones.

I also had an emotional breakdown after a friend’s kid jumped on my stomach on accident. I walked away and fought back the tears–mainly due to fear but it was also really painful. Then after we drove away, I broke down after Travis asked me if I was okay. I told him that it just scared me and I starting bawling. He rubbed my back and said “It’s okay, babe. It’s normal to get scared about something like that. But, the baby is fine. Remember…it’s an Albini.” Ha. I think those tears were somewhat warranted but I still felt kinda silly. 
Weeks: 16
Weight gain: 5 pounds total
Changes: Feeling baby flutters!! Oh, and the tears.
Maternity clothes: Just wearing loose fitting pants/skirts.
Cravings: Salad, fruit, pizza.
Best moment this week: Realizing I was feeling the baby move and it wasn’t just gas bubbles. It is still kinda hard to believe it is the baby in me!
Worst moment this week: Almost gagging up Prenatal pills. Eck.
Movement: Flutters–can’t wait to feel more kicks, though!
Missing Anything: Sleeping on my stomach. 
Looking forward to: Finding out if he or she is a boy or girl! 
June 11, 2012 - 4:40 am

ashley boom - Yeah!!! So glad you posted an update. I am excited for you to find out, too. And, those flutters are the best. They get stronger and stronger. I'm feeling lots of kicks & movements now and it's amazing! So excited for you guys! You look so good btw! You're such a cute mommy!

June 11, 2012 - 5:59 am

Robina - Thanks for the update! I love reliving those "firsts" through you…makes me remember it all again! Cherish it, cuz it goes by WAY fast. You'll be holding that MiniAlbini in no time!

June 11, 2012 - 6:54 am

Krissy - What a beautiful woman you are, Danee! So excited for you and Trav! You look gorgeous and I love little Albini already!


Gratitude is a fine quality–and while I can sometimes get in a funk, I realize how important it is to show gratitude. 

So today, as I am working on rearranging things on the blog, I realize just how grateful I am for our clients–the people who we work with, enjoy spending time with, and feel honored to be invited into their lives.
And because I am getting things ready for a wedding next weekend, I had to share some of our Wedding Portraits from last Fall–I love these people.
Kristen and Dane
Carly and JJ
Lisa and Dave
Raechel and Bryce
Thank you to the people who trust us with your special moments. Thank you for also trusting us when we have you lay in weeds beautiful grass or jump off logs–you are the best!
We are grateful for you.