My husband Tyler took them when he was just 7 days old, 5 lbs 5 oz of adorableness
These next two are my favorite from the shoot. You can see how distressed he is in the first one, and then how he immediately calms down as soon as I am comforting him and touching him. I love that these photos illustrate the bond between us as mother and son.
As my due date got closer, I had no idea what to expect when it was time to have our baby. Even though baby boy surprised us and came a month early, the experience was one of the best of my life and I loved every minute of it. I'm going to keep this short and let the pictures tell the story....
my water broke at home early that morning
we called my dr and went straight to the hospital
After about 13 hours of labor, contractions about 1 minute apart, I got the epidural
around 9:30 they discovered baby boy was breech and we would need to do an emergency c-section (1 of 5 that night which is extremely unusual) Rowan was taken to the NICU where he stayed for 48 hours. We spent a total of 4 days in the hospital with lots of visits from family and friends.
It was a truly beautiful experience.
Below is my absolute favorite picture from the night. After my c-section in the OR the Dr and Nurses were bringing Rowan over for dad to hold for the first time. But I refused to let him until we were back in the room where I could see the first moment, and get it on camera. And I am SO glad I was a mean wife and let him wait. Because I have this precious moment on camera forever...
Being a mother is the greatest calling and I could not have a better man to be by my side.
My baby is 3 1/2 months already! Time is really flying. In case you didn't know we had him a month early. I'm really glad we did these pictures when we did because less than a week later Rowan decided he was ready to be here! I love the way they turned out. Thanks to my awesome husband Tyler. If you haven't seen his work, you NEED to. Hes fantastic tyler rye photography
I was expecting that I would hate my body and the way I looked pregnant because from what I've heard most women don't feel cute pregnant. But I can honesty say that I appreciated my body and actually thought I was a cute pregnant lady. I am amazed at the things our bodies can do. Bringing a child into the world is no small feat! Anyway without further blabbing... here are my maternity photos.
I am NOT a blogger. There, I said it. You know you were all thinking it! Yes, I have a blog. And it is super cute and does have some potential if I may say so myself. But if I were to call myself a blogger, it wouldn't be fair to all the real bloggers. You know, the ones who actually put time and effort into their blogs and make it a priority? Yeah that's not me. As much as I enjoy sharing my creativity. As much as I love taking and sharing photos. As much as I want to have lots of followers and influence peoples lives... It's just too stressful for me!
I starting blogging because I enjoyed it. I loved having a record of my projects and showing off my crafting skills. I wanted to share my fashion sense, my life experiences and make friends. But as soon as it started getting legit followers the pressure began to be too much and it stopped being fun. People expected posts multiple times a week. I stressed about having quality pictures and quality posts. I took pictures because I had to blog about it later. Not because I wanted to. Not because I enjoyed it.
I thought I could be a blogger. But I can't. So I am going to keep my blog, but without any expectations. I'm going to post when I want to. Even if that's once a month or a few days in a row, or maybe not for a few months. I'm going to post what I want to. If it's all baby stuff, then it's baby stuff. If it's all boring stuff then it's boring stuff. And if only three people read I then so be it! I started blogging for me and I'm going to get back to that.
So to all my readers, thanks for putting up with all my non blogger-ness. And I hope you continue to read my blog anyway.
And to all you legit bloggers out there, bravo! Kudos to you for finding something you love and making time for it. And for the beauty, creativity, and general awesomeness your blogs contribute to the world. I admire you all! Also, I apologize for being a pretend blogger.
There. I feel lots better.
Well, I hope to find time to blog again soon! After all, with a new baby and a new house, I've got a lot to catch up on.