Gatlin Arc Haren was born Friday, May 29th at 10:39am. He was 1 lb 15 oz and 14.2 inches long. He came out crying and feisty and is stable in the NICU. He will probably be there until his due date in August. After being admitted to the hospital at 23+6 with a diagnosis of severe IUGR, we are so thrilled to have made it to 29+6! His birth story is definitely one for the books with a lot of unexpected turns and was consistent with the unpredictability of the rest of the pregnancy. I can’t wait to get to know him more and more each day. Little Gatlin is my hero and has taught me so much already about being a mother. I wanted to share more about the meaning behind his middle name. Arc is the first phonetic syllable of my maiden name, “Arquilla”. Also, Gatlin is our rainbow baby, and a rainbow is the shape of an arc. 💙💙💙
@theveiledbeauty makes the most gorgeous veils! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As seen on @magnoliarouge Photography @mallorydawnphoto #mallorydawnmentoring Planning, Design & Coordination @amoretteevents @amoretteevents_dorothy #amorettemagic Florals @bloomtheorydesign Gown @amandajamesdesign Hair & Makeup @kohnur Tux @friartux Veil & Hairpiece @theveiledbeauty Stationery @olivesaintlily Postage @littlepostagehouse Bridal Shoes @bellabelleshoes Runner @tonoandco Furniture Rentals @sweetsalvagerentals Models @alyssaklinzing & @matthewaedwards Film Lab @goodmanfilmlab
Little boy can come any day now, which makes me even so much more grateful we have these photos of the three of us! We are so excited to meet you little one, your dad and I have been dreaming of you for so long! You have no idea how much you are loved already. No words could possibly describe how my heart feels. I’d do anything for you 💙
I’ve never appreciated nature as much as I do now. I am allowed to get out of my hospital room for 30 minutes a day and I am just in awe of everything outside. 🤣 It sounds silly, but I look at all the flowers, trees, and all the little creatures too! Just breathing the fresh air is heavenly. So I say to you, get outside, go get some fresh air and take in the beauty that is around all us! 🌿🌼🍂
I love the unique detailing on this engagement ring! It has such a vintage feel. @sarah_spill, you are one lucky girl!! Scanned by @goodmanfilmlab
Excited to share this little preview of the editorial I got to work on while I visited South Carolina in February. Can we talk about the beautiful bouquet @blossombaydesign created for the shoot?? It really is a work of art. 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Coming soon to @weddingsparrow Design & planning @pureluxebride Venue @wingateplantation Photography @mallorydawnphoto Florist @blossombaydesign Rentals @oohevents Linen @latavolalinen Hair and Makeup @carriemhmu Wedding Gown @emilykotarskibridal Shoes @bellabelleshoes Men’s attire @mdumasandsons Vintage car @lowcountryvalet Paper Goods and Calligraphy @olivesaintlily Models @christi_clark & Jason Clark
This image was taken just one month after we lost our second baby. @valglidden did this session for us on our 3 year wedding anniversary, which we are so thankful for. Back then fear was beginning to creep in and I worried if we would ever be able to have a child of our own, and this terrified me. Jared has always been so “sure” that things would work out, and to be honest, in a way it confused me. He didn’t seem to be worried or scared of what the future might hold for us as a family, even thought I knew he longed to be a father. But his attitude kept me going, it lifted me up when I was down and felt defeated. I felt like my life was stuck with time working against me. Fast forward to this past November when we got that positive test after months and months of negatives. His confident outlook on life continued. Because of our past, it was easy for me to assume the worst was going to happen. I had associated pregnancy with negativity, struggle, loss, and heartbreak. I feel like I was always waiting for the bad news, anything good didn’t seem to be real. This pregnancy has not been anything we expected, but with every bump in the road we have experienced Jared has been there and genuinely believes things will be ok, which amazes me. It has taught me to try and have some of his outlook on life as well. I am grateful for how we balance each other out. This whole journey has brought Jared and I closer together and ultimately has made us stronger. And I know it’s just the beginning of what’s to come. There will be more hardships, more laughs, more smiles, more tears. But I wouldn’t trade our journey for anything, because it’s OUR journey and I know it is all happening for a reason. Thank you Jared for always being there for me, even during the most difficult seasons of life.
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