I am having a hard time believing that I have neglected this space for such a long time. It's been almost a year and so much has changed. Last fall we found out we were expecting another baby and began thinking about all of the exciting, stressful, and new things experiences that would come with. And since we were busy chasing River around in the midst of all of that, time seemed to go especially fast.
We spent the winter teaching River how to ski--as much as you can teach an eighteen month old how to ski. He did really well and it became a really fun bonding activity for Colby and River to share. They would leave me home to nap, or throw up (morning sickness...) and spend the day in the snow. I welcomed the quiet house and loved getting texts full of photos and videos of their adventures.
Spring came and, before we knew it, it was May and soon we would meet our new little one. A few weeks before the birth Colby, River, and I went up to Neff's Canyon to take some photos of the bump and River. It was a really great afternoon and our last few photos of just the three of us.
When I was pregnant I felt so exhausted and my mind was so preoccupied with the amazing new life growing inside that I found it hard to make room for much else. I felt the same while I was pregnant with River. But now that we made it through the birth and are a few weeks in, I already feel that desire to flex my creative muscles--and this is the perfect space for that.
We had a friend of ours take photos of the birth and will share that soon. That was one of the best decisions we made involving this pregnancy. I am so completely thrilled to have those moments captured. Even though we didn't photograph River's birth, I still remember everything so vividly and I don't doubt the same thing would happen with this birth. But now looking through those photos I can feel it all the more vividly. They are beautiful, and I would certainly recommend doing it.
We are so in love with this new baby and are so excited to share more about life with two...
"I sometimes wake in the early morning and listen to the soft breathing of my children and I think to myself, this is one thing I'll never regret and I carry that quiet with me all day long."