well, I have some news…


We’ve got a cupcake in the oven!

Yes, it’s true.  We will become a family of 5 (oh, wow, I can barely fathom) in late Nov/early Dec.  It was quite a shock to us as we were perfectly content with our 2 little boys, but I think it’s a cool surprise…especially for someone like me who is a Type A planner.  So, life is going to be a little different, but we are very excited.  I’m especially excited to have a new subject who won’t be able to run from my camera for at least a year ;-).

The morning sickness has knocked me for a loop this time around and I’m hoping for a reprieve sometime soon.  I figured finally coming clean would help me feel a little better about this crazy roller coaster.  My sincerest apologies for being a bit slower than usual in my e-mails and return phone calls to everyone.  Hopefully, I’ll turn the corner soon and get that burst of energy everyone promises in the 2nd trimester.   I will say that with a due date right at the peak of the holiday season, I’m definitely going to have to work something else out for fall/holiday sessions, so stay tuned until I figure out exactly what that will be ;-).  I can’t imagine rolling around on the ground like I like to do at 7-8 mos. pregnant.  Wouldn’t that be a hoot?????

On that note, I *am* in the market for a birth photographer (another planned homebirth) so if you’re an Austin photographer who’d like to spend a fun-filled day with us sometime in Dec, please give me a call.  I’d love to talk to you.

So, there you have it.  Thanks so much to all of my clients who’ve been oh-so-patient with me as I’ve fumbled my way through the morning sickness.  Oh, and thanks to my son’s pre-school teacher for the neat-o cupcake featured in the picture.  Would you believe it’s NOT real?  It’s soap/bath fizz????!!!!!!  She gifted several of these to me and I’ve been dying for a chance to blog them.  Thank you so much, sweetie!

 Okay, I’m off to bed now.  (What else is new?).  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

43 Responses to “ well, I have some news… ”

  1. Beth Says:


    OK i will stop stalking the blog now.. totally understand morning sickness, exhaustion, etc. Wow i am really happy for you and I am sending pink vibes your way…


  2. Leigh Taylor Says:

    Oh congrats honey!!!!!! SOo excited for you…cannot wait to see little pinkletoes to come ;) Feel better xxoo

  3. PhotoSmith - Sarah e. Smith Says:

    Oh CONGRATS!!!! Im so sorry to hear that you have morning sickness…i went through it with pregnancy and boy it is no fun! I hope you get through it soon! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well though! I just did an engagement shoot where I was rolling on the ground with my 6 mo. preggo belly…if that is any consolation :) I am sure once the morning sickness wears off and that second trimester energy kicks in you will be ready to roll again! Cheers!

  4. Tina Says:

    YAY you!!! I’m so happy for you. There’s a little girl in there if you’re having morning sickness!!!! I am so happy for you. Three kiddos is fun…busy but fun. Look forward to seeing a bazillion photos of this precious new one when the time comes. CONGRATULATIONS sweet lady!!!

  5. Anya Says:

    Woo hoo!!! I am so thrilled for you. Need a birth photographer AND a home birth midwife??? I am two all wrapped up into one :)

    I have survived extreme morning sickness 5 times, so if you ever need any tips…..Zofran was my BFF. ((HUGS))

  6. meredith Says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! How exiting. Congratulations to you and your family…

  7. kristi Says:

    :) smiling. a lovely image m’dear. I’ve been a little worried about you this week!

  8. Marta Says:

    Yay!! Congrats! Nothing is better than having your own little “subject”! I remember the day that I could not get off the floor taking pics of my daughter (while prego with 3rd) and she laughed at me! That is when I had to stop shooting…lol. I can’t wait to see the baby, and your images!

  9. Justyna Says:

    WOw!!!! How exciting for you and your little cupcake. Congratulations, Michele!

  10. Missy Says:

    What a wonderful blessing! Congratulations to you and your new little cupcake!

  11. Elizabeth Thacker Says:

    Oh wow!!!! Congrats!!!! Sorry about the morning sickness!
    Children are such a blessing!

  12. Lauren Says:

    AHHHHHHH!!! I am so very excited for you. Such unexpected news! i can’t wait to see pictures of your new bundle of joy and I will send some pink fairy dust your way (of course if your wishing for a girl! :-)).

  13. Dawn Says:

    Congratulations to all of you! I’m so excited for you and sorry to hear about all the morning sickness.

  14. Stacy Says:

    I’m so happy for you my dear! hope your “cookin” a girl so you can have someone on your side :-)

  15. Helen Says:

    Congratulations Michele! It’s wonderful news…

    I hear ya with the morning sickness! Take care and try and put your feet up and relax!

  16. Stefanie Says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see all the amazing newborn shots! I hope you start feeling better soon!

  17. Priscilla Says:

    Oh yay! Congrats! I’m so happy for you :)

  18. mell Says:

    Oh wow Michele, I am so happy for you! Congrats!!! I say the more the merrier :)

  19. amy c. Says:

    it’s 4am. I am up nursing a 3wk old – i am thinking morn sickness is not so bad vs. sleep deprivation! you will be a rock star mom…again! congratulations. I am the last of 3 kids – being 3rd is cool! cheers!

  20. Deene Says:

    OH MY! You are the second pregnancy in less than 24 hours I’ve heard about! Congratulations. . . . but I’m really hoping the third isn’t me! LOL!!! ;)

  21. Dana Scherer Says:

    Awww…congrats! I’m excited for you to be joining the club…I have two boys and am due in September! We just found out it’s another boy! I can totally relate to the 1st trimester exhaustion, hang in there! You’ll be coming out of it soon enough.

  22. Shel Says:

    Oh Momma Cupcake ~ what wonderful news! The Tuckers are so very happy for you and hope to see some “pink”letoes. ;) Much love and well wishes to you all!!

  23. Tara Says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you.

    Tara Ray

  24. denise Says:

    Grats! :)

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  27. Nas Says:

    CONGRATS!!!! I cannot wait to see all the pics you will take of your new cupcake!!

  28. Naomi Jones Says:

    Congratulations Michele!! So excited for you. :)

  29. Jeannette Chirinos Says:

    Michele congrats, that is a great news!!!
    I wish you all teh best, can’t wait to see your pictures for that baby, I wish you a baby girl and very healthy!!!!!

    You know, I’m pregnant too, and ours is for early december….so excited, our 2nd.

  30. gemma Says:

    CONGRATS!!!! how exciting!!
    I hope your feeling well and energetic soon!!
    very happy for you ;)

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  32. Tina Says:

    Michele, I’m so excited for y’all. I can’t wait to see the new little addition. You know just how much I adore your 2 boys. I’m very sad that tomorrow is the last day of school. I will miss seeing you and Tristan but very glad that I will get to keep up with y’all on the blog. The cupcake looks great! ;) Take care Sweetie and get some rest!

  33. Mee Maw Says:

    Honey – I know that mornin sickness stuff is for someone else – not for us – you are about to turn the corner and glow and shine with all of your wonderful, charming attributes. I can’t tell you how very very excited the Mee Maw is to be having another grandbaby. Boy or girl; girl or boy; tiwns; I could care less – we want healthy and happy….. God has smiled on you once again and bestowed another blessing. I will be there for you and help you in any and every way that I can. Virgil is your rock – I know that. He’s such a wonderful husband and father and supporter. We have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to. Tristan and Logan are going to be fabulous big brothers. Yes, it seems you are the PERFECT family – and not yet complete. It’s just like you – never finished perfecting and creating. I love you with all of my heart and in case I haven’t told you this enough – you are the best mother any child could ever hope to have. My grandkids won the lottery! All we have to do now is wait……the blessing will be here before you know it. Love, Mee Maw

  34. janelle mullan Says:

    oh my, that is so wonderful!!! we are 2 weeks away from becoming a family of 5 as well… all the best and congrats to you and your family!!

  35. Stacy Larsen Says:

    Congratulations!! I am 25 weeks now but had morning sickness that made my toes curl so I totally relate with what you are going through! Just remember that once it’s gone, it’s gone and hard to remember how bad it really was. Hang in there, and good luck to you :)

  36. elizabeth Says:

    Ohhhh My Gosh..congrats thats so awesome.. How exciting..

  37. Kim Says:

    Congrats Michele!!!! so exciting.

    ps. shame on your mother for writing such a beautiful comment and making me cry, hehe!!

  38. Jean Says:

    Congratulations, Michele! What a wonderful surprise. I secretly wish a girl for you but, as Mee Maw said, a healthy baby is the most important thing. I look forward to more pictures and stories!!

  39. stacey woods Says:

    congratulations michele!! that’s so wonderful. i’ve got 4 weeks left until my due date, and i just had my last session on thursday. i can NO LONGER roll around, lie on the ground, squat, climb, etc. to “get the shot”, either. rite of passage, i suppose?! ;) i had awful morning sickness too, so i hope you get some relief soon. take care and get lots of rest!! and i wish you the best of luck!

  40. Sandra Harris Says:

    P.S. Your mom made me cry too :)

  41. jess Says:

    how did i miss this post???

    i check your blog religiously. . ..

  42. Samantha V Says:

    M–Congrats!!! Just talked with V and he shared the news! Good for y’all!

    As always, I am in awe of your talent. WOW!

  43. Alison Greenwood Says:

    Congratulations! I’d love to come photograph you but won’t be able to for 2 reasons. 1. I live in the UK and 2. I will be expecting my 9th child at the end of December! Good luck with it all PT.x

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