Monday, November 30, 2009

The camera hates me!

So, I said there would be some baby shower pics and there were none. Then I said I wanted to get some great Thanksgiving shots...and we got some great shots! Pictures of me and Brett and our three dogs on the couch at my mom's little rustic cottage, pictures of the entire family (those that chose to attend) at my brother's house, pictures of the neices, and even a cute picture of me and my sister in law baby belly to baby belly at their house. I was so excited to post those pictures! My family was smiling! The neices looked so cute! Then yesterday, something happened with the memory card on the camera...somehow it reformatted itself and POOF!!! all cute pics disappeared. Believe it or not, I started crying. Like, seriously unconsolably crying! Poor Brett. I don't think it was so much the pictures themselves than finally the stress of the holidays and family stuff hitting me. I am over it now...but still pissed off about the pictures.

However, this theme continues. We went for our 3d ultrasound today and were hoping to come home with beautiful pictures of our baby girl. Those 3d shots are amazing- you get to actually see your baby before birth in detail. They are just amazing...well, needless to say, she did NOT cooperate! First of all, I had no idea that the 3d machine at the OB's office is the same as the regular u/s machine so that was our first hint. Further, Teagan has moved to a head-down position, which makes me happy overall, but at the same time, she was smushed with her hands in her face, facing my spine for the entire half hour of the ultrasound. We got to see her well in 2d but when the not-so-state-of-the-art machine tried to build a 3d image, we got nothing! So, again, a camera is out to get me this week.

I will be taking a belly pic soon and posting it for posterity....and I will write more soon. For now, we survived Thanksgiving. I love my brother and his family though they are all crazy and becoming extremely religious right-wing type people who are crazily sheltering their girls from EVERYTHING. My mom did not show up for Thanksgiving but instead spent the entire day crying and telling my dad how awful we all were to her and how she is such a victim. My dad showed up at my brother's farm halfway through the day and actually did alright for himself though we all kept him in line. It was an interesting holiday and I am so glad we are staying home and doing a small-scale Christmas...with me, Brett, a very good friend from out of town and (maybe) my mom.

9 comments:

de Loray said...

Sorry I don't post more but I have been following your blog. Congrats on on having a baby girl.

I just wanted to chime in. There are different software tools out there to re-cover memory sticks. Some free some a small charge. I thought I had re-formatted one too and went too Walgreens on a whim to see if I could see the pictures on it and that worked. I had them burn a copy of the pictures for me. I have accidentaly "erased" memory cards in the past too and was successful in recovering the images. So don't give up yet.

Allison said...

ahhh i would have freaked out if all my pictures got lost too!!! Have you tried going to one of the photo places to see if they can recover them?? Hopefully you and the camera make up and can be friends again soon :)

Sue said...

Thank you so much for posting! I am heading out to Walgreens in the morning and hope I have the same experience as you! Really...if you re-check I want to say thanks for de-lurking to tell me about it:-)

Jill M. said...

Oh man!!! I am so bummed for you, well, and for me since I was really looking forward to some updated pics. I hope you are able to recover the photos. Can't wait to see that belly of yours!

That's very interesting that your mom didn't show up for TG.

Lost in Space said...

My friend's camera just did the same thing last week. There were some great shots of me kayaking, rope climbing up a small waterfall, sitting in some natural hot springs, etc. I was so bummed!!! I will have to tell her to try the same Walgreen's trick!

I'm glad you were able to still have a pretty nice Thanksgiving in spite of all the family drama. You're so right about looking forward to a small Christmas at home.

Not Your Aunt B said...

Oh no on the photos being lost & your mom's drama. Ugh. Hope things go better for Christmas! Since having kids we have a hard and fast rule that we always spend Christmas at home and it is so enjoyable. Better than driving everywhere and lugging everything around.

meinsideout said...

Gosh, I am sorry about the pics - but even more sorry that your family was having rough holiday.

My mother generally creates some drama but she was on her best behavior this year - she did share few conspiracy theories with us as to who she thinks keeps keying her truck...

DAVs said...

Family drama is the worst.
This Christmas, it's just me and the mister. I think we'll get us a tofurkey and sit by the fire and just be.
I hope you have some luck recovering your pictures!

Anonymous said...

wanted to help with your camera card issue- I am a professional photographer and this happens to the best of us.
(I have followed your story from the forums for the last few years)
go to
www.datarescue.com
this is amazing resuce software. Its $29- but has saved myself and fellow photographers time and time again! Best of luck!