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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Baby Elyse

I did a little photo shoot with baby Elyse and her proud momma Jill the other day. Here are a few of my favorites. I'm hoping to do another shoot in the near future and hopefully try out some different lighting.. might be hard since I don't own any fancy studio lights.



Thursday, April 15, 2010

A year ago now..

Well, it has almost been a year since a beautiful new chapter of my life began. I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming a mother over the past year and learning so many amazing things about life along the way. I'm just sitting here reminiscing so I thought I would write some of it down :)

A year ago now I had no idea what was to come.. like no idea.. at all. I thought I knew what it would be like to have a child, to get up at night to feed, to breastfeed, let's not even talk about labour.. but really, I knew nothing at all. Weird how that happens. You read books, blogs, and hear stories about motherhood, but nothing really makes sense until you're there. What an amazing journey! It's weird, but anyone reading this that is not yet a mother, you will only understand what I mean when you've gone through it, it's great :)

A year ago today I was only 36 weeks preggo, but our little munchkin arrived early. Two and a half weeks early to be exact. I believe I was gardening and unpacking boxes from our move, believing that I had at least 4 weeks to go before he arrived. It was fun getting our house ready for this other being that was going to have a whole space just for his own self. Thinking about it now, I think I might have spent those last few weeks a bit differently. Well, not too differently, just perhaps a few more evening outings would have been a good idea.

I've changed, but I haven't changed everything about myself. I've heard that a lot of parents change so much about themselves when they have a child. Jeff and I hoped that we could continue to be ourselves and do what we do, but do it with our little munchkin with us along the way. Over the past year we've gone on many outings, had babysitters (both family and friends), traveled in planes, trains, busses, and old cars. I have managed to get out and about on probably hundreds of occasions where Jeff has stayed with Landon so I could get some exercise, pick up groceries, go the spa, play hockey etc.. I'm so happy that I have an amazing baby boy whom I love to spend time with and I've also been able to keep on doing other things that I want to do in life.

Anyways.. this past year has been an amazing experience and I'm so excited to see what the future has to bring :) Thanks for listening to my ramble!