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As an early Christmas gift this year, Tim and I decided to give my parents a family photoshoot while they were in town earlier this month. It was our first time doing an outdoor photo session with Allie – and the first time all five of us had nice pictures taken together. Our friend Karis, from Karis Truman Photography, took our photos and we were thrilled with how they turned out. In the process, we learned a few tricks about getting great shots with a toddler!
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My name is Olive and I am addicted to taking photos and videos of my daughter. Especially on my phone.

Toward the end of my pregnancy, as we were preparing for our baby’s arrival, one of the things we did was upgrade my cell phone to a smart phone with a nice camera. We wanted the option of easily capturing the little moments and milestones of our baby’s life. But having the convenience of a good quality camera within arms reach at all times has been both a blessing and a curse.
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Full-term!

olive chan —  November 15, 2011 — Leave a comment

This past Friday, Baby Chan reached the milestone of 37 weeks, which is considered full-term.
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Dare I say this?

olive chan —  November 10, 2011 — 1 Comment

My baby is getting on my nerves.  There, I said it.  Before you become alarmed and wonder if I’m in good enough psychological condition to become a mother, let me also say that I mean it quite literally.  You see, sometimes when I’m standing, baby’s position presses on my nerves and pain and numbness shoot down my legs.  And I feel like I’m going to crumple over unless I hold onto something and try to shift my weight somehow.
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Even before I became pregnant, I had been thinking about this new generation that will be growing up with their lives broadcast to the world via social networking, youtube and blogs.  On one hand, it’s a positive thing to be able to use the internet to keep family and friends up to date about how our families are doing and what the little ones are up to.  On the other hand though, I wonder what kind of a psychological impact all this publicity will have on these children who grow up with their photos and videos posted for the world to see (and in some cases, comment on).
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