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SELF-PORTRAIT HOW-TO: For this week's portrait I tried out my new in-home studio set-up that my husband and I put together. It's a simple homemade PVC pipe stand with a blanket hanging from it. The stand sits adjacent to large window doors. I stood facing the doors. I stayed several feet away from the blanket backdrop and set my camera up on the far side of the room. I wanted a nice blur when i zoomed in. This was one of the easiest portraits I've done thus far and i attribute that to my mini studio!
WEEK 21 MONTH 6 | JANUARY 31ST - FEBRUARY 6TH
Friday, January 31 - My weight this morning was finally back to what it was 3 weeks ago, before I got sick and lost 4.5 pounds in one day. I've been gaining about 1.5 pounds per week the past few weeks so I consider that just fine. As long as I don't start gaining 5 pounds a week then I'm not going to worry. That could mean I was eating like crap!
I've really been noticing her moving a lot. I am carrying her so much lower than I carried Landon. All of his movements were felt on the left side of my belly button. This little girl is kneeing me just below my bikini line, still on the left side. I think its possible her legs are down there and her head is closer to my belly button, with her looking out towards my belly button. Sometimes she will push straight out and stay there! I'll think its a big ball of gas until I realize its not moving. I can actually grab onto it. I think that might be her knee. I haven't felt her kick my bladder yet. She mostly kicks straight out and not downward. Let's hope that continues! Ouch!
Speaking of bladder, I've been in the bathroom much more lately. At work I go roughly every few hours. Not as much room in my tummy as there was a few weeks ago.
My coworker gave me some hand-me-down girl clothes that her daughter was giving away. There were some really cute outfits in that collection, so i'm excited to put them on her! I've been holding back on buying clothing for her only because i fear I will go crazy with pretty purchases. So far I've only bought one outfit. We'll see how long i can go before buying another one!