Things People Don’t Tell You About Childbirth

The scariest part of childbirth for me was the unknown. It was something I’ve never experienced before and was likely going to be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. So, what did I do? I researched, researched, researched. I spoke with mama friends, asked lots of questions in multiple mom/pregnancy groups on Facebook, Googled plenty, closely read all the pregnancy apps and never was shy with questions with my doctors. Thing is though, when you’ve never been through it, it can be difficult to know what to ask. So, you’re often depending on those who’ve been through it to let you know what to expect. But I found that quite a few things were left out and I’m going to share them with you, because I wish someone had shared them with me.

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Lucy is 4 Months Old!

Lucy turned 4 months old Wednesday! We had such a fun and busy month. Pumpkin patches, visits to farms, family portraits and Halloween costumes!

As we head into the anniversary month of when she was conceived, I’m feeling very emotional. I know time won’t slow down, so I’m doing my best to capture everything I can.

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Lucy’s 1st Halloween!

Austin and I bought this adorable black cat jumper from Carters waaayy back in the beginning of September. It barely even fits her now because she has grown much quicker than I anticipated. But we squeezed her into it, bundled her up, took her outside and then unbundled her up for a quick minute so we could capture these photos on her first Halloween.

I know, I know… this blog is just becoming a place where I show photos of me torturing Lucy. Because I can’t help it! I feel like the first year is going by so fast and every little holiday or milestone feels so special. I want to capture as much as I can!

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Lucy’s Halloween Costume – An Old Lady

I had zero intentions on dressing up Lucy this year, but when I started seeing babies dressed as old ladies and men popping up everywhere online (Pinterest is awesome), I just couldn’t resist! I mean, she’s only this little once. And this is her first Halloween. So, I convinced myself she needed to dress up.

I spent Saturday afternoon shopping for the few pieces I needed – Mardi Gras beads, baby sunglasses and white pom pom balls. And by Saturday evening, her costume was complete. Easy peasy and so dang cute.

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Our First Family Portraits

For weeks now I have been wanting to take family photos. I spent days planning out our outfits and patiently waited for the perfect day. I envisioned golden hour and so, so many colors on the trees as we are in the middle of one of my favorite times of year. But it didn’t go exactly as planned…

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