Thursday, January 31, 2008

Baby Reagan

There really isn't any new information right now. The blood culture they did to check some things out came back normal...yay! She is still in the Level 3 NICU as far as I know. I believe she is still having blood in her diapers. The doctors were asking about family history where a milk allergy is concerned. There were a few people that had one. Time will tell. So far only good results have come out of the tests. Your prayers are working! We appreciate them so much. Send more their way.We thank each and every one of you.

My guy...

We finally had the opportunity to play outside the other day! Dawson received an awesome playset from his Gaga and Papa for Christmas. He had a blast swinging, climbing and sliding...not to mention throwing lots of sand! He is finally letting me catch some smiles of him now. I just love it! Here are a few from him out playing.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hard times...

Reagan is still having bleeding when she goes to the bathroom. They are unsure what is going on. The doctors started to get concerned about the places on her face and the reb/black eyes. One doctor so bluntly said that they spots could be hemangiomas and that could be a sign of brain damage...what in the world was this doctor thinking?! I beg any doctors out there to think before they speak to any parent...especially a brand new mommy and daddy. They called for a CAT scan this afternoon. The results are that she has blood build up behind her eyes...from the trauma at birth. Hopefully that will resolve itself AND her brain is just perfect! Yay! It is so awesome to get some good news. Now they just have to figure out what is going on with her tummy. Keep those prayers coming.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Baby Reagan update

Reagan was moved from the Level 3 NICU to the Level 2 yesterday. However, she had a rough night and the nurses found blood in her stool. They placed her back in the Level 3 NICU for now. Her original go home date was Wednesday but now is Friday. A group of doctors doing their rounds in the morning are going to evaluate her stomach to rule that out. Hopefully she will quit hitting these road bumps and get well soon. I know this is taking a toll on her mommy and daddy. They want their baby girl home soon. Please keep praying for her.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Update on Reagan

Thanks to Aunt Tara we have a picture! Baby Reagan is still on antibiotics for the infection in her lungs but she is doing well. They took out her feeding tube and oxygen yesterday afternoon. She will have to stay in the hospital still for a while because her blood levels today showed that the infection was still strong. Keep those prayers coming. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Please pray.

The beautiful mommy in the post below gave birth this afternoon to a beautiful baby girl, Reagan. However, Reagan inhaled meconium and has had trouble breathing. The nurses did not notice the meconium and were unable to clean out her mouth, nose and throat because she arrived very quickly when she decided to come. Reagan is in the NICU and needs our prayers. Thanks.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Almost time...

for baby R to arrive! She is due January 23rd but hasn't decided to enter the world yet. I was lucky to have a chance for one more set of maternity pictures. I was worried she might come before we were able to get together. We did it though! You should have seen the set up. We hung black fleece over a dresser with heavy vases to hold it up for some shots. For others we grabbed a white sheet and had dad on one side behind a wall and the mom's sister on the other. Thanks for being good sports! This is my cousin so I can pull crazy set ups like that off. Lol. Here is the outcome.

UPDATE!! Reagan will be meeting her mommy and daddy today...on her due date! Look forward to many newborn pictures of this sweet new addition.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The winners are...

1st with 295 votes - Photo 11

2nd - Photo 14
3rd - Photo 5

Congratulations to the winners! I will get those prints ordered very soon and will contact you when they are ready to be picked up. Sessions for 2008 are being scheduled now. There are no more sessions available for January. February is filling up fast! Thanks to everyone for participating in the first contest!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Favorite image of 2007 contest - VOTE!

Wow, what a wonderful first year in business. Even with the move, life has been good. I miss all of my clients back in my hometown but I also love my new clients here in Augusta. Thank you all for making my first year doing what I love special. Now for how I am thanking you! Yay, I love contests and giving gifts!

This is my first annual best of the year contest. I am looking for my best picture of 2007. Who can help me decide because I love love love all of them?! This is where you, your friends, family and anyone else you decide to share the news of the contest with come in. You will vote for your favorite. JUST ONE RULE: ONE VOTE PER HOUSEHOLD PLEASE. (I can check IP addresses but please don't make me.) Let's play by the rules everyone! :-)

So what do you win?! Who doesn't love free stuff?!
1st - 11x14 print of their image (mounted)
2nd - 8x10 print of their image
3rd - 5x7 print of their image

Anyone can vote once! If you are just stopping by to see my blog, help us decide! Congratulations to all pictures that are in the running! Good luck! Get to voting!

Contest ends January 11th, 2008 at 9:00 pm. I will announce the winner that evening hopefully!

UPDATE: Wow, over 600 votes so far. We have 24 hours left! I see that some of the families have gotten creative in how to receive votes. Good luck in the final hours! I will announce the winner tomorrow evening at 9:30!

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