Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Alizabeth Jen is here!

On August 31st, 2016 I had my third child, my first girl. You can read about my birth story, here. I didn't think I would be up for doing her newborn pictures, but I actually had a great recovery. I had to try to do her pictures while my other two kids were asleep. Of course, she decided she wanted to be awake the whole time, so I didn't get as many as I wanted. Here are a few of what I got.

To see more, visit my Facebook Page.

~AS Captured

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Birth Story

For those of you who have been keeping up with my pregnancy this year, here is my birth story. If you haven't, check out our annoucement and our gender reveal.

As my due date was drawing near for my third child, I was getting anxious to meet her. Let's be honest too, I was secretly hoping to have her early because I was so over being pregnant. (The last month is always the longest) 

I had a doctors appointment on Tuesday, August 30th in the late afternoon (I was 38 weeks) and was dilated 3, almost 4 centimeters. I knew she could come at anytime and I was so ready (but thinking with my luck, she wouldn't come anytime soon)

I was woken up at 6 AM on Wednesday, August 31st to a contraction. I didn't think much of it since I was having contractions off and on since week 30. From 6 AM to 7 AM I was having more contractions than I normally do. I decided I should probably start timing them. My husband left for work at this point. Out of no where, I had a very painful contraction. It was like none I've had before. Then two minutes later I had another. Both my toddler boys were still asleep, but I then texted my husband that he needed to come back home. I timed my contractions for less than an hour and they were 1-3 minutes apart.

My doctors office didn't open until 8 AM, so I was waiting to call. I didn't realize I was in active labor as my other two pregnancies I was induced and had the epidural. I thought this was just the begining, so I thought I had time. My husband got home a little after 8 AM and grab our hospital bags (thank goodness I already packed them) and woke our two sons up and got us in the car to head to my doctors office to get checked out.

Being 8 AM we were hitting rush hour morning traffic. It was the longest 40 minute drive to the hospital ever and having the most pain I've ever had in my life. Somehow I made it up to my doctors office, having to stop in between contractions.

When I got to the doctors office, it felt like the longest wait (when in reality it was only a couple minutes). When my doctor came in and saw how I reacted to the contraction, she knew this baby was coming. I was dilated 9cm! I was in shock! First thing out of my mouth when she told me that was "Darn, that means no epidural." My doctor got a wheelchair over and I was taken to labor and delivery. An intern was pushing me while my husband was behind us with our two boys. 

When my husband opened the door to labor and delivery to let us in, it was like a movie. All of the nurses were waiting for me at the front desk already in their delivery gear. We rushed to a room that was ready to go. This moment was a bit of a blur, but somehow I ended up in a hospital gown and in the bed.

One of the nurses offered to take our boys out of the room with them and give them breakfast. We were worried what we were going to do with them if this were to happen. I am soooo grateful for the wonderful staff taking care of our boys.

I remember being in the bed and seeing my doctor rushing to get ready to deliver while another nurse was hooking me up to check my contractions, baby's heart rate, and getting an IV in me.

To save from all the gruesome details, I had Alizabeth Jen Galloway at 9:27am on August 31st. I had her completely natural with no pain meds. It was the most painful thing I've ever experienced, but the most empowering experience I can't even describe!

Because of how fast everything escalated, I have no pictures while in labor. So here are a few we were able to take afterwards.

Thank you everyone for your support and understanding of me taking the month of September off. I am now back to working full force and I can't wait to show you all the new sessions I have been doing. October has been a busy month!

To see more pictures, visit my Facebook Page.

~AS Captured~

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Jamberry October 2016

Hello October!

October is probably my favorite month of the whole year! Fall is started, beautiful colors with the leaves changing, and my favorite holiday, Halloween! 

Here is your monthly update on all things new with Jamberry!

Here were the top 20 trends for September!

Here is October's Sisters' Style exclusive wrap. This wrap will be available for purchase until October 31st.

This month's style box is all about Fall. here are three different styles to choose from: Feminine, Classic, and Trendy. Subscribe by October 15th to get this month's box. Feminine is my favorite for this month!

This month's Color Pop is Clean Slate lacquer. Unfortunately, this lacquer sold out within just a few days of it's release and I wasn't able to order any in time. 

Any Football fans? Jamberry now has a NFL Collection! These wraps are now available for purchase.

October starts the time for holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years just to name a few. Holiday wraps are now available for purchase until December 31st! Get them while you can and have festive nails!

Last year Jamberry introduced Glow in the Dark wraps and have brought them back this year! These will only be available for purchase until December 31st.

Jamberry has brought back the ever so popular clear wrap! These wraps are now available for purchase.

Jamberry has done it again! Even more Disney Collection by Jamberry! This one is my favorite one yet. (could be because it is my favorite character) There are four new collections added and now available for purchase: Disney Princess Cinderella, Disney Princess Pocahontas, Disney Lion King, and Disney Tinkerbell (who is my favorite character).

Jamberry has released another amazing holographic wrap, Geo Diamond which is now available for purchase.

I saved the best for last! October is well known for being Breast Cancer Awareness month. This hits very close to home for me as my mother in law passed away from breast cancer in December last year. Every year since 2012 I have held a fundraiser in her honor and donated the money to the IBC Network Foundation (this was the type of breast cancer she had). I am doing the same this year. I have created a fundraiser and Jamberry will donate 10% of all sales from this fundraiser to the organization of my choice. Not only that, but Jamberry has created a #TellYourStory collection. Every wrap sold from this collection, Jamberry will donate $2 to the American Cancer Society. My goal is to sell at least 100 of these wraps! These wraps are now available for purchase

If you would like to be a part of my VIP group on Facebook, click here or visit my Facebook Page. What does it mean to be a part of my VIP group? I give all my VIPs extra gifts and you get first look at all the new products and exclusives! Or send me an email if you would like to host your own Jamberry party (either online or in home).

Have you ever thought about being your own boss? Jamberry is an amazing opportunity and I would love for you to join my team and help you succeed too! Click here for more information or feel free to contact me with any questions you might have!

Thanks for checking out what is new with the month of October. Be sure to like my Facebook Page to keep up to date with sales and exclusive products! If you would like to make any purchases please visit my site.

~Alison Shane~
Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant