Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Time Has Arrived

The PSI (Postpartum Support International) conference started today. That meant debuting my book.

I knew that I would possibly not make the deadline but I received the book order in the mail yesterday, delivered them to Stephanie in the afternoon and she gave them to the bookstore this morning. How is that or timing? Phew!

I am so excited about it and very happy with how it turned out. I have to say I am so proud of myself as well as everyone who helped in making it happen.

I thought once I printed it that would be it but now I have to get immersed in trying to spread the word. So feel free to help.

Friday, July 24, 2009

What a ride!!!!

So I got the proof books back and make necessary changes and sent the book off for the first batch of final printing. Boy was I nervous to hit the send button, yet totally excited.

I will post a link that will send you to a place to purchase it once I receive the books back and all of the information is properly collected.

For now I keep you in suspense....

I am so happy with the results and feel like I climbed Mt. Everest. I hope you will be able to appreciate the book as much as I appreciated doing it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Almost Finished

It sure has been  a while since I last posted.  That's because I don't get to do my work until after 9pm and start to get tired around midnight and have been working on the book non-stop.  Once the photo shoots starting happening things really got underway. 

Every night I make huge steps forward and just get excited all over again.  I can't wait to share this with all of you and hope that you get something out of it.  I know I have already.

The deadline is fast approaching and I am still keeping my fingers cross that I make it.  Any prayers or thoughts of encouragement even to yourself are appreciated.

Thank you for reading and being patient.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bigger then Expected

That statement can go for a lot of things.

My book project is bigger then I expected:

More responses then expected
An abundance of support (I expected support but WOW it has been amazing.)
More work then expected.  I expected a lot of work but things pop up that I would have never thought about. I never published a book so I knew there would be a learning curve.

One thing always leads to another and I am so excited for all that is happening.  In my process of doing the photo shoots I have signed up to shoot the PSI conference in August as well as attend some of the sessions.  I am really excited and don't know which part I am more excited about.  

I thought about posting a shot or two from my photo sessions as I took them but then I thought about it a little more and decided I don't want to share them yet.  I will.  I promise.  Although have sent quite a few images off to my photoshop master I am still working on the tie that binds them.

In the meantime you can always check out my photography website at www.fleurphoto.com  If you have seen it already heck look again.  There are a lot of smiling faces that might just make you smile.

Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Photo Shoots

I have a few photo sessions completed for the book. It has been such a great experience and all the women and their families are amazing.  You would never know they ever suffered from Postpartum because the love they have for their families and the love their families have for them is incredible. 

This project has already been so satisfying on so many levels.  

I look forward to doing more sessions.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Earthquakes are my trigger and I am very very aware of it.  Once the earth starts to shake I get numb all over and my adrenaline rapidly starts increasing and the light switch in my body is turned on.

Aside from being tired and overwhelmed when my daughter was 4 months old, my family had all left town to go home from the Baptism and then the earth shook.  Granted I was sad that everyone left but I would have gotten passed it had that quake not have hit.

I am doing better then I was last year.  Is it that I am a bit more rested?  I didn't have all of the other situations going on?  Is it medicine?  I think its all of them.

I am uneasy about having 2 quakes in 3 days but I hope that its a long while before we feel another one.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

To all Mothers Near and Far,

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Mothers Day!  It's an amazing thing and you are all amazing women.