Please welcome our newest member of our family.
Our little miracle boy made it full-term and is already three weeks old!
I was on bedrest for 8 weeks and the doctor was sure he was coming at 34 weeks, but we were able to make it another four weeks and went into labor on my own.
We’ve had lots and lots of support from family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for your love and support.
While I’ve been busy cooking and now caring for the baby, the gals here at Adventure Mom have really stepped up and kept things running. Thank you Kristin, Mary and Christine for all your love and support!
Now that the baby is here, we’ve been busy snuggling and sleeping (or me not sleeping) and have loved every moment with our new baby. Our other two kids love and adore him. But it’s been a time of adjusting to life as a family of five and also taking the time to heal myself.
One thing I’ve been thinking a lot about is ENJOY THE JOURNEY. It’s so easy for me to get caught up in everything I’m not doing. My goal this year is to simply BE. To enjoy the day to day moments and take the time to enjoy it all.
One thing that I’m really enjoying is taking pictures again. I love photography. When I was in high school I wanted to be a photographer. When I got to college, I applied to the photography program, but didn’t get in (due largely to the irony that I didn’t have a portfolio, which I thought was the point of getting into a photography program). So, here I am 14 years later still wanting to learn more.
I’ve been reading a photography book in my iPhone and rereading Me Rah Koh’s book.
In practicing my photography again, I’ve found that a swaddled baby is much easier to shoot than a 1/2 naked one.
With our first, we read HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK and they talk a lot about swaddeling and have been a big supporter of swaddeling ever since. (That first month after birth it seems like they still like to have the world be like it was in utero. He sleeps much better this way.)
Our favortie blankets to swaddle are the Aden + Anais swaddle blankets because they are much bigger than newborn blankets and give you enough blanket to swaddle.
Our baby boy loves his blanket and I love the little heart pattern made out of two feet (look how cute!) We’ll be doing lots of swaddling in these blankets.
We’re trying to capture lots of pictures of the little man and here are a few more swaddle photos and some black and white.
Thanks again for your love and support!