To say it’s been awhile since I last blogged, well – that would be a pretty big understatement. But I assure you my time “off” has been used wisely 😉
I’ve wanted to write a blog post about the arrival of our little girl for months – but instead I decided to fully immerse myself into life with our sweet Adele. As soon as she was born, my heart was her’s. (Cliche, but oh, so true!) Nothing could have prepared me for the amount of love I have for my baby girl and my new little family of three. Adele is full of so much joy, determination, and excitement – it’s been inspiring to watch her grow and learn. We knew early on that we were in store for a joyful baby. At our 12 week ultrasound she was in there dancing around and waving to us (I am not even exaggerating!), like she wanted us to know she couldn’t wait to meet us. What we didn’t realize was she REALLY couldn’t wait, and at 31 weeks I went into labor. Talk about scary. Thankfully the amazing OB team at our hospital (and an yucky dose of the mag drip) stopped my contractions. I spent a week in the hospital and then was put on bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy. We still made several trips to Labor & Delivery after this; I like to joke and say that Adele was just looking out for me. She must have known that I HATE hospitals. So, she was really just trying to help me become more familiar with L & D rooms and staff. Such a sweetheart 😉
The night before Adele was born, my hubby and I were watching a rerun of Game of Thrones. I was timing contractions, a regular occurrence at this point, and passing them off as Braxton Hicks. Even after they became stronger and closer together – it wasn’t the first time (or second, or third, or forth …). Nope, I just sat there, chugging my water, feet raised, tapping my phone every time I felt a contraction. (Thank god for iPhone apps!) At one point Jon asked me, “so are we gonna go now, or wait until the show is over?!” I was so confident that this was another false alarm, I laughed and said, “let’s wait!”
Thirteen hours later Adele was born – 8lbs 1oz & 20 inches long.
This was taken a few hours after she was born. So bright and alert!
Above are a few of my favorites of my little love bug <3
Evolving from a woman who spent her days and nights running her business at full speed, to a stay-at-home-working-mom has been a humbling journey. I am so happy (and thankful) I was able to scale back the amount of weddings I would take for the 2016 season. It is allowing me the time I want to have with my daughter, while at the same time keeping the door open to the business I have worked so hard for. It may seem like there isn’t a lot going on over here, but that couldn’t be more wrong! My 2015 season was incredible and this year promises to offer a lot of pretty and a lot of love. I can’t wait to share with you all I’ve captured for my couples since my last blog post. So, stay tuned in and I promise more blog posts and updates are headed your way!!