Crazy Days!

Hey everyone!  Sorry it has been a little slow on here for the past several months—pregnancy has been a bit challenging!  While we are incredibly blessed and excited about this little one joining us in about two and half months, it has been quite a roller coaster ride to keep up with life and juggle the crazy things happening to me at the same time.  Unfortunately, this blog has suffered!  My goal over this next year is to get a little more personal on here.  While I love sharing my recent photo shoots and will continue to do so, I want to help you get to know me a little better in the process.  So be prepared for random posts about my life, thoughts, and baby progress.  The good news is that hopefully in a few months I will have an incredibly adorable baby to brag about so you’ll at least get some cute pictures out of the deal!

One thing pregnancy has done for me is given me some seriously crazy dreams, that is when I am actually able to get some sleep.  In my non-pregnant state I have frequent and freakish nightmares—apparently my subconscious mind thinks a lot of people want to kill me.  However ever since I’ve been pregnant I don’t think I’ve had a single nightmare—which has been a fabulous thing!  I’m considering being pregnant for the rest of my life just to avoid nightmares!  Instead of nightmares, my sleep has been filled with crazy, quirky, totally not logical yet incredibly realistic dreams.  So realistic in fact that I’ve had a hard time trying to keep the semi-logical dreams straight from real life and keeping the totally non-logical dreams from affecting my mood.  It is so overwhelming strange.  For example—I was quite certain my sister told me that size 3 soccer balls are good for little kids because they are pretty flat on one side so they don’t roll too far…newsflash…balls are round (all the way around) even though my dreams tell me otherwise.

Sometimes I think my dreams relate to what is going on in real life.  When I first started feeling the baby kick I dreamt that our baby was born with four legs and no one told me—I didn’t find out until I had to change his diaper.  The ultrasound has since proven there are only two legs, though he/she is quite a kick boxer!  I had a crazy, crazy dream last night that included a cold lake, a donkey, nearly drowning because my tummy is so big and my husband saving my life.  I’m fairly certain it might have something to with all the water surrounding our house due to flooding, my tummy which seems so big right now to me, and my amazing husband who is so incredibly patient and understanding with all the pregnancy-related issues occurring to me.  I have no idea, however, how a donkey ended up in the dream.

Long story short—I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little more in this coming year and if you suffer from nightmares I highly recommend pregnancy has a remedy although be prepared for the crazy, quirky dreams that take their place! 

Here are some pictures, because no post is a good post without pictures!  Though I must admit I have not been shooting for myself for the last few months, I hope to change that soon as I start to organize my new office and make lots of adorable things for decorating our little one’s nursery!

Everson_WA_Stephanie_Stremler-100 Here is Brandon and I in November—that little bump is now a giant pumpkin!  I really need to get some new pictures taken…I’ll work on that!