Thursday, March 5, 2009

9 Months Old!

Wow, it has been a loooong time since I've blogged! I have a pretty good reason though, I think. Around Super Bowl Sunday my back started bothering me some, and I ended up pulling it out because I was sick and went into a violent coughing fit (of all things!). After that it seemed to heal up, but about 4 days later it was so bad that I couldn't even pick up Allison. My mom was a saint and came to my house every day for a week to watch her for me, since I could do no more than give her a big hug and a kiss. I ended up seeing an orthopedic doctor because the therapist who was working on me suspected I might have a slipped disk! Thank goodness that was not the case, but it has been an extremely long road to recovery. I can take care of Allison now, but I still can't sit in the car for longer than a few minutes without getting shooting pains in my back. Since then I've been trying to regain control of everything that was pushed aside while I was in bed for a week. All that to say, it's been busy around here!

On to more important things... My baby turned 9 months today! It's totally unbelievable to me how quickly she grows! She is still crawling everywhere, and is even brave enough to try her skills on the tile floor! She can pull up on anything that doesn't slide out from under her, and a few days ago she started using props to "walk" from one toy to another. It won't be long!

We went out this morning to take her portraits, and she did so great! The only problem was that she was very distracted by all the things around her so it was challenging to get her to look at me. We took these pictures at a couple of run down gas stations (perks of living in the "country") so she found all kinds of neat things like an old rusty washer that I was barely able to swat out of her hand before it went in her mouth. After that she was picking up fist fulls of dirt that she intended to eat, but mommy saved her from that one as well. I did however let her put the flower in her mouth. Don't judge me. :)

By this time next month I hope to have an actual photography website to post these on because I can't express enough how much I hate what blogger does to my images. So maybe FRANK (*ahem!*) will take care of that for me.

Now for the fun stuff. Here's my baby!


Jen said...

I was SOOOO in need of an Allison fix, and this just about does it--she is so incredibly precious!!

I was so sorry to hear about your back and wishing I had the means and the time to come visit and help out. Anyway, I'm glad to know you're back up and about and taking wonderful pictures again.

Jackie E Barnett said...

What a beautiful babe!

Anonymous said...

Awwww! What a beautiful baby! It was so good to see y'all last week - the time went by too quickly :)

Love ya!
Aunt Susan

Heidi said...

I am so glad that you decided to post again. I was just telling Frank that I was missing little Allison. Anyways Allison is just as cute as ever. She always seems to put a smile on my face.

Also, I am so sorry to hear about all of your back problems. It sounds horrible, but I am glad to hear that you are doing better.

Oh and one more thing. You are an amazing photographer. I know that I have already told you that before, I think, but someday I hope that my pictures turn out as amazing as yours.

Debi Morton said...

All I can say is it's a good thing you take your own pictures because you'd probably spend a lot of money if someone else did. Your baby is too CUTE!! From the pictures, I can also see a bit of her personality...precious!

Awesome pics, Kristin! You really have a talent. :)