Some news: (Probably won't interest you if you aren't into SLR cameras, so if you aren't interested just skip this paragraph and the next two) We had a bunch of expenses arise, so this photog had to do some equipment purging and downgrading to make ends meet this month. Sold my wide angle and my 100mm which I loved, but hey, it got us a new windshield and new tags on our car for 2 years. It also replaced Dave's dying phone. We kinda expected the windshield to be covered under warranty but we couldn't find the receipt and the company couldn't find us in their system so we had to pay for it.
This led to the selling of my 7D. I bought the 7D on a whim. Camera companies are always coming out with the bigger and better SLR and it's hard to not be tempted by all of the "candy" out there... which is EXPENSIVE "candy" by the way. I loved this camera, but always felt like I was waisting it's capabilities. I don't use the video feature, which is the main sell of this camera. The less expensive sibling to the 5D Mk II but supposedly quality to rival. Still a $1600 camera body for a girl who isn't even doing photography as a business anymore, didn't make much sense to me. We needed a couple hundred to make the kid's birthday happen this weekend so I sold my camera for most of what I paid for it YAY.
I am really excited to say that I won't be camera-less for long. I found and purchased a used Canon 50D at a great price with a 90 day warranty! The 50D is the camera that I shot with before the 7D. It was perfect for me. Now that I think about it, it was very silly of me to upgrade in the first place. 15 megapixel, expandable ISO capabilities, high max shutter speed... NO VIDEO which I LOVE! I am kinda snobby as it pertains to video on SLR's... I think that it's cool to have the option on some of the models, but I wish they would make models without video for us that STRICTLY do still photography. I am not a cinematographer, I am a PHOTOgrapher. To sum it up for you, I am excited to have this baby back next week.
Moving on. Pregnancy. I am 32 weeks! I had my epidural interview on Tuesday which was LOADS of fun (sense the sarcasm). I am doing well. Walks have slowed down. Not enough hours in the day anymore and when I do walk, my body yells at me for it. I am finding it very difficult to do things, though. Between my lack of energy, the distractions of money issues, the big belly that I find obstructing my every move, and the aches and pains that go along with a growing expanding body... I'm just ready for these last 8 weeks to fly by.
I have been busy! Making baby shoes! I bought THIS pattern off of Etsy. To make shoes like these:
and while those are cute, I put my own twist on them and here is what I came up with:
Anyway. Due to the selling of my camera and waiting for my 50D to arrive, I am forced to do my 32 week belly picture the "old fashioned" way... with my iPhone. ha. So here is my belly!
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and a GREAT weekend.