Hearing: This week, my life has sounded a lot like a three year old’s imagination. As I sit and run some pretty tedious editing marathons, Alexandria is by my side dreaming up some fairy tale drama series. Complete with dialogue, a climax and usually a song or two – she’s basically creating her own stories with her little figurines. Yes, the word “Mommy” is overused, usually followed by the phrase, “I want something.”… But in a few years I know I’ll miss these days so I’m going to enjoy her wonderful imagination as much as I can. We DO have to practice the art of utilizing our inside voices sometimes – but the sounds of a three year old playing story teller is purely beautiful,
Here’s a little video from the other day when she was pretending to live under a table and “Water her Garden”.
Seeing: I’m on a bit of an uphill battle to complete all of the galleries for my clients by the end of June. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to accomplish it but boy am I trying. So this week, Ive had the pleasure of staring at some beautiful smiling faces. People in love with their future spouses, their new husbands, their new babies… Moms getting emotional that their munchkins are turning 1… Women being excited and nervous about becoming an emotional Mom. One of my favorite parts about being a photographer is watching all of the moments that live inside the pictures. A nervous giggle, a confident smile – they all mean something and I’m loving what I see this week.
Feeling: I’m not quite sure there’s a word for what I’m feeling this week. It’s the 31st week of my pregnancy, and I’m feeling…. well Pregnant. I feel bad because all of my Facebook Friends are SOOOO tired of statuses complaining – but it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. Yesterday we trekked on over to Babies R Us to get the registry done, and the second I walked in I felt this anxiousness and uneasiness.
For the last few months I’ve been telling myself, “we have a crib, we have a rocker, we have a changing table… we’re fine! We don’t need THAT much stuff!” Ummm, YEA RIGHT! I don’t have a single bib from Alexandria’s baby days… I’m going to try MUCH harder to breastfeed this time, and all those tools add up! I left feeling overwhelmed beyond words. Javy tried so hard to make me feel better, but I couldn’t help but cry. Seeing all the little baby stuff brought back the memories of sleepless nights, my first battles with anxiety and the never ending feeling that your not good enough. I think this week it finally hit me that we’re going to have another baby. So this week, I’m feeling a LOT of feels.
Tasting: Ice. You can’t really describe that, and thanks to this anemia I’m craving it like a mofo… so I’m tasting, ice.
Smell: Nothing. I cannot smell a godamned thing because of “Pregnancy Allergies”. Aside from pregnant women already being raging biatches – we are also given a fun little side effect also known as rhinitis of pregnancy. Basically, “Higher amounts of estrogen during pregnancy can contribute to swelling in the mucous membranes lining the nose and even cause you to make more mucus. What’s more, the amount of blood in your body increases during pregnancy, which may cause swelling in the tiny blood vessels in the lining of your nose and congestion in the surrounding tissue. Other hormones may also play a role.” So basically – I smell mocos. In the morning, Mocos. In the afternoon, Mocos. Allll damn day, I enjoy the smell of my own boogers. 🙂 You’re welcome for that visual by the way. 🙂
How has this week been for you? Want to play Five Sense Friday?!
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