I had just about given up on getting my 2018 Behind the Scenes post up. I normally have it done by mid-December, but here we are at the end of March! But I couldn't let it pass by because these are some of my favorite behind the scene moments with my #sweetbabyjamesallen in my belly!! I was actually pregnant for all but 2 of my 2018 weddings! Shooting while pregnant definitely had it's challenges, but it was also so sweet to have him along for the ride with me! So head to the blog to see all the not-so-glamorous photos of myself behind the camera on wedding days! Link in profile.
Our #sweetbabyjamesallen is 2 months old!! Where has the time gone??!! They weren’t kidding when they said to savor every minute because they grow so fast! Our little floppy newborn has already turned into a real baby! He’s noticing the world around him, growing like a weed and has started giving us the sweetest smiles that melt my heart! On the blog today, I’m sharing a 2 month update and plenty of baby cuteness!! Link in profile.
Back in the Spring of last year when we were making our requests for which weeks we wanted from Branden's vacation, we made sure to ask for a week in February in order to break up the time that I would be alone with the new baby. And boy am I glad we did! After a few weeks of having to handle sleepless nights by myself, I could definitely use an extra set of hands this week!⠀ .⠀ And it was also great timing that is week off included Valentine's Day! So it was a great excuse to have our first date night last night since James arrived! I'll be honest, I was pretty surprised at how I felt being away from James for the first time. Even just for a few hours. I was pretty much on the verge of tears the whole time. Picture updates from my mom both broke and melted my heart at the same time. I just love him so much it hurts!⠀ .⠀ This Valentines Day is so different than years past because I now have two boys that I love to pieces! And I have experience a whole new type of love now as a mom. There's nothing quite like it!⠀ .⠀ So Happy Valentine's Day to my goofy hubby and my chunky squish! #sweetbabyjamesallen
This little squish gives me all the feels. . AMAZEMENT. Still can’t believe I made this perfect little human. The female body is pretty miraculous. . FRUSTRATION. When we’re going on the 8th hour of no sleep in the middle of the night, I can’t but feel frustrated, angry and defeated. . GUILT. Guilty when I’m feeling the above emotions when looking at my screaming baby boy in his bassinet. I know it’s not his fault, so I feel awful when I am so frustrated with him. . INADEQUATE. When I scroll through Instagram stories and see other moms with babies the same age doing a “better” job them me. Taking their babies out and about, seemingly with ease, when doing a load of laundry is sometimes all I can accomplish in a day. . GRATITUDE. I hope to never take for granted how lucky I am to have been able to create a beautiful healthy boy. I know that’s not the case for everyone. . LOVE. But most of all, love. More love than I could have comprehended beforehand. I view the world so much differently now with the eyes of a mother. Nothing else seems to matter anymore besides loving and protecting my #sweetbabyjamesallen . This transition into parenthood hasn’t been easy or glamorous or, day I say, blissful. But at the same time, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Funny how that works.
Hello world!! I am officially 1 month old! Well, technically I'm 1 month and 10 days old, but I keep my mommy pretty busy, so she's just now posting this!⠀ .⠀ I've spent my first month on this earth doing a lot of eating, pooping and sleeping. Sometimes I sleep a lot at night, sometimes I don't. I like to keep my parents on their toes.⠀ .⠀ Fluids come flowing out of me at every end as they please and usually end up on mommy.⠀ .⠀ I don't like being changed, swaddled or trying to fart. My parents don't know what I like as I haven't flashed them a big gummy smile yet.⠀ .⠀ My clothes are getting tighter and tighter each day. And my double chin seems to be getting bigger each day too.⠀ .⠀ Want to know more about my first month and how my parents are adjusting to my arrival? Head to my mommy's blog to read more! . #sweetbabyjamesallen
Funny story- I actually photographed the nursery the day I ended up going to the hospital to be induced! I had planned on blogging it that night, but fate had other plans! So now, a month and change later, I’m finally sharing a tour of #sweetbabyjamesallen’s nursery! This was definitely my favorite room in #thelittlecraftsmanonlarchmont to put together and I love how it turned out! Head to the blog to see all the details and where everything is from! Link in bio