I remember Bec and Dan’s wedding back in ’08 so well. Joel and I had the most amazing day just hanging out with these two and their big bridal party, celebrating together and seeing two people who were so much in love, make promises for forever. It was such a personal ceremony and we were blissfully exhausted by the end of the day, knowing that we had just witnessed something special. Fast forward a few years and here we are. We’ve both kept in touch over this time and we’ve both been blessed with two little darlings in our lives. It was such a joy to spend this time meeting their new baby girl Millie, and I also got a little warm and fuzzy as I glanced at their photo wall which looked very familiar with many images that I had taken being framed up over the years.
We are so happy for you both, and know that you guys make the most amazing parents with the example of love that you have set. All the best adjusting over the next few months (although from instagram it looks like you scored one of those blissful babies!), and thank you again for letting us share in this special part of your lives. Big hugs and cuddles for Millie! xo
I know I don’t post enough of this little man on here, although he sure is gaining popularity on our instagram feed these days. The weeks and months have come and gone without us realising the time that has passed. Luke is our chilled out little man, always ready with a smile and happy with a cuddle. He’s not a very good sleeper though, and predictably wakes up every 3-4 hours during the night and sometimes more often than that. He unfortunately doesn’t fancy being snuggled to sleep either. I know right…crazy little bubba. Love watching his personality come through more and more these days though; determined and gracious, mellow and independent, and still a little bit of a mama’s boy, just the way I like it (for now).
On the juggling front, I must say that the first 6 months were a bit of a huge handful. If Joel wasn’t at home to help share the load, and if my parents didn’t offer their helping hands as often as they do, I don’t quite know if I would still be functioning. Luke wasn’t a great eater/drinker until very recently and tackling that along with his poor sleep patterns, Jesse’s refusal to sleep by himself (small win on that this week…finally!), and the need to watch them intently just in case an intervention is required meant things were pretty full on. He also hated a lot of the things that Jesse loved so I guess it’s true when everyone tells you each baby is different – no free passes here! Luke is able to hold a little more of his own these days, so now we are trying to teach Jesse how to share a bit more…and looking forward to the day they actually play together. That day can come as soon as it wants in my opinion!
Okay, I could ramble a little more but the little fella is crying (hello teething, so nice to meet again), and I need to hit publish to make it in before midnight. Goodnight world! xo
I had been out for a yoga class and felt a bit guilty as I often do when leaving Joel with both boys, so my heart melted when I came home to find this (as well as a very tired husband who pretty much fell asleep as soon I walked in the door). A beautiful close to this January project, and I’m a little sad to leave it behind. This one month of documentary discipline has provided so many opportunities to reflect and give thanks, and to treasure these moments that change all too fast.
Thank you for sharing in this journey with me, I’m pretty sure I’ll be back next Jan for more! xo
Once a month or so, the stars align and you begin to think it’s not so tough after all. We managed a family brunch date in a cute cafe and our dear little Luke lay happily on the padded bench and fell asleep straight after he was wrapped. I looked on in disbelief. Thankful for days like these; some respite from the usual drain and a quiet hope that a new milestone has been reached although that may all disappear tomorrow. I’m being taught so much by my kids. About patience, and focus, and just being honestly present in the moments that they share with you whether awake or asleep. Happysigh.
Caterpillar eyebrows. They crack me up. So does his pout. And the way he tries to suck on his daddy’s nose when he’s looking for food. Oh, I love this gorgeous little expressive face. I can’t believe he is still so new in every way and we have so much more to learn of him – and from him. I don’t think Jesse will ever remember life without him and that’s kind of nice too…togetherness is such a beautiful thing.