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So this summer something terrible happened… I lost my engagement ring. Yes, I lost my engagement ring.
For anyone who is married or is getting married you know how devastating this is… not only for it’s financial value but more for it’s sentimental value. I was totally distraught. And no, it wasn’t insured. So I had to move on, accept my mistake and the hardest part, forgive myself for being careless. I figured we would just have to go with a simple wedding band for the wedding and then later down the road perhaps replace my beautiful engagement ring.
Fast forward to the other day… By some miraculous turn of events a ring is brought into my life. And it’s beautiful. And we can afford it! Everything about this wedding we are planning is just turning out magical. Whatever we need is right there, from the perfect dress that was gifted to me to the awesome venue at a family member’s home. I just have to always remember that I am completely and utterly taken care of. Never to forget that. And to open to more and more of life’s miracles. This post is to remind me.
Today is Reed’s 6 month birthday! Wow what a wild ride it’s been. Transitioning to being parents has been such a huge life change and although difficult at times it has been so incredibly fulfilling. I never knew I could love someone like this. Every inch of him is just amazing to me and I feel so lucky I get to know him and find out who this little person is! Lately he has become such a happy-go-lucky little dude who’s always smiling, laughing and babbling in his own language. He is an absolute joy. Here is a retrospect of the last months in pictures.
September 22, 2011… Reed is born early in the morning after 36 hours of hard labor. A whopping 9 lbs 11oz, big boy!
Daddy beaming as he holds Reed the first time. I love this pic..
The day we took him home from the hospital. Man we look TIRED.
2 weeks old
Roly poly sweetness
2 months old
Our Holiday portraits done by Chelsea Anne
1st little tooth poking through
4 months old
6 months old with his beloved drum set
My other baby
I can’t believe I’m going to meet my little one any day now. In some ways the past 9 months have flown by and in some ways it feels like I’ve been pregnant FOREVER. As our due date approaches I get more and more excited to hold baby Reed in my arms. Amazing how much my life will change… I am truly stepping into unknown territory!
I have to say that probably my favorite thing to photograph has got to be pregnant women. There is something so magical about growing a baby inside you and it brings out such a rare beauty. So of course I had to get photos taken of me while pregnant. The first few were taken by my good buddy Donez, I was about 6 months along…
At 7.5 months pregnant I got my belly decorated with a beautiful henna design. The fantastic artwork was done by Tejal of Henna San Diego. Henna is done on pregnant bellies to as a blessing for the baby and the birth, and also to protect the baby from any evil spirits. The photos below were taken by Molly Marie Williams and I just love them. She made me feel like a beautiful and confident mama.