As I write this, I have the sweetest little baby boy snuggled – not in my belly – but on my chest, asleep in my ring sling. Our fourth baby joined our family exactly three weeks ago, and he has been pure joy. I’m tired, grateful, constantly hungry, and a bit out of sorts…but life is good, friends. So good.
I really started to slow down towards the end of this last pregnancy. I was feeling pretty good, but it all started to catch up with, me which meant slower days and much (much) earlier nights. I had to let go of some of the extras (like blogging) which means I never got to share my maternity photos with you! My sweet friend, Chrissy, recently started honing her photography skills and offered to “practice” on me. I put practice in quotes, because once you see these photos you’ll realize what I already know – she is an incredible photographer. (PS she ALSO made the gorgeous flower crowns I wore for the shoot. She is just one of those people who makes everything she touches look beautiful. 😉 )
I hope you enjoy the peek at my photo shoot, and I can’t wait to write more about our new baby boy. I have so much to share with you all. I don’t think I’ve ever learned so much as I have during the nine months that I was pregnant with our fourth. As a result, something inside of my has shifted. I can’t quite put it into words yet, but I can tell you this – I have things to tell you. Stories to tell. Lessons to share. Hope to offer. I’m incredibly grateful for the journey I’ve been on these past nine months, and I’m so excited to see what happens next. I hope you’ll continue to stick with me, despite the sporadic posting these days. I have a baby story to share, as well as loads of newborn pics. And of course, the usual stories of how I’m doing my best to live and love this wonderful life that we’ve been gifted. Thanks for being here, friends.
And now, for some photos….
All photos taken by Chrissy Utt, my incredibly talented friend who enjoys exploring and sharing the beauty she sees through the camera lens. Photos taken at the Ohio State University ATI. All photos and and text belong to His Girl Friday and can not be shared or reproduced without expressed written permission.