Thinking of my Favy today, and remembing her wedding this past November has me all nostalgic so I had to share this photo, as it's one of my favorites from their wedding! It was crazy being the Matron of Honor and photographer while being almost 7 months pregnant but thanks to Dustin's skill and Jessica and Alex's trust in us, we were able to knock this one out of the park!
Our blue-eyed bug is becoming more and more active each day, she's so expressive and curious - I hope this curiosity follows her throughout her life.
This moment means so much to me, because I had just see the face of the child I'd dreamed of for years, I had heard her first cry, and it was as sweet as I'd hoped it would be. I looked to my husband because I simply couldn't believe that she was here, and I needed confirmation from him, he was as mesmerized as I was. I've always seen our fertility issues as an ocean, it's everywhere and you can't escape it. So when you've been drowning in an ocean for so many years, a little gasp of air is life altering and knowing that our daughter is the result of years of pain makes it all the more special for us. Special thanks to @katiesandersphotography for being there to capture these moments, I cannot express how much they mean to us!
Dustin and I are excited to announce the arrival of our daughter, Eisley Anne Wilmes. It still doesn't feel real to me that she's here but I cannot imagine our life without her. Much like her mother, she is dramatic and came into our world a few weeks early (1/30/18) and a quite a bit smaller than we anticipated (6lbs 2oz, 18.5in) but she's healthy and has a hell of a set of lungs, she's amazing. She has her Papa's eyes and her Mama's lips, and we both desperately hope that she will be a better person than we could ever aspire to be. Oh my Eisley, welcome to Earth.
Getting to this point has been so surreal, I've scarcely allowed myself to fully enjoy being pregnant (which has been the nature of the beast with our history) but I cannot wait to meet this little one and see the family we become. Years of waiting and this time has flown by, I'm glad to have this time with Dustin but I can't wait to see where we go from here.
I couldn't let the day end without a sappy shoutout to my other half, the jelly to my peanut butter and the grounding force to my flighty soul. We've been married FIVE years today and it's been one hell of a ride so far, I cannot wait to see where our next adventure takes us. There's no one I would rather do life with than him. Happy anniversary Dustin, may we always remember just how great we are together.