Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Family of Four

Hello? Anyone out there? I thought I would pop into this poorly neglected corner of the internet and say hi. Hi! I'll be honest, things have been a bit crazy since our new little man arrived. We absolutely love him to pieces and, I know everyone says this, it's hard to remember life without him. He really has just fit into our family so perfectly.

I also can't remember what it feels like to get a good night's sleep. Life with two kids has been an adjustment. It's been hard. Some days are better than others but, managing a toddler and a newborn in a sleep deprived state is not easy. There have been days that I have been so tired I could (and did) cry and honestly, I just couldn't find the energy or motivation to blog.

So I didn't. And that's ok. I'm miss it though and I hope to get back into the swing of things creatively over here.... when life allows. We're slowly finding our groove and I'm starting to see the end of that sleep deprived tunnel.

Here's a peek at the little man who has been keeping us so busy. Big thanks to one of my best friends, Andrea, for being so stinking awesome and capturing these photos for us. She had me in tears by the third photo... it may have been the hormones, but I really do love them and our new family of four that much. It was ridiculously hard to narrow them down too, take a look...

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all photos by pink sugar photography

I am forever grateful for these photos. If you are ever doubting whether to get newborn photos, just do it. This stage is so fleeting and these photos and memories mean so, so much to me.

And while I mostly likely won't find the time to blog that often, I'm plenty active over on instagram if you want to pop over there to see what I'm up to.

xoxo!
Christine

15 comments:

  1. I so get where you are coming from. My oldest is 2.5 and my littlest almost 1. Adjusting to two kids while being only 18 months apart has been the hardest thing our family has done. I feel like we are still trying to adjust. Anyways, beautiful pictures!

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    1. 18 months would be so hard! Everyone says those first few years are the hardest. I'm sure you are doing an amazing job, keep it up!

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  2. Oh my goodness Christine, he is exquisite. What a beautiful family, and such heartfelt photos. Mine are 20 months apart and it IS tough for the first bit, but so rewarding after that. They are such good buddies. Don't even give blogging another thought, you'll do it when it feels right. Just let yourself be all-consumed by this stage, the rest of the world will wait! Xo

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  3. Aw, thank you so much for saying that, Lisa. I did my best to let myself off the hook for blogging these last few months and it felt good. Glad to hear things get easier with two, seeing them together does melt my mama heart. xo

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  4. Ahh Christine these are absolutely gorgeous! You four are such a beautiful family. :)
    I don't even have a newborn and I can't even find the time, nor the inspiration, to blog recently! You do what you need to do and we'll all be here (and on Instagram) xo

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    1. Thank you, Kerry!! I can't even find time to read blogs let alone write my own. Thank god for instagram! To be honest, I kinda like this slow blogging movement going on...

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  5. Love, love, love. These photos are so beautiful. Obviously, because, Andrea! But, also because, gorgeous little family :) She did our newborn photos too and this post reminds/inspires me to share ours…I should really get on that seeing as it's been 6 months lol. And I agree - get newborn photos done! They really do grow so fast :)

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    1. They grow WAY too fast! And yes, this post took be forever to share, it was seriously so hard to narrow them down to a manageable post size! Would love to see more of yours!

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  6. Ack those photos are so beautiful! I love the story they tell. Especially the one of squirmy Alice and your hands. And the one of you and Leo lying there and and and. They are all gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! There were quite a few of squirmy Alice... or uncooperative Alice, haha. You gotta just roll with it with the toddlers, but either way they are memories of what life is really like.

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  7. Ohhh that Andrea does fab work. I'm misty-eyed seeing your beautiful family of four! Leo being Leo & Alice being oh-so-Alice haha!

    Have missed your blog posts but you have very good reasons for being away! And sleep deprivation & post partum/nursing hormones (on top of raising a toddler, don't know how you do it) are a beast. Just know that I'm sending you lots of love & hugs! Those kiddos are so blessed to have you as their mama.

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you for the love and hugs, friend and always being here when I do manage to pop in and blog!! xoxo

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  8. My friend had a second not too long ago and when my hubby asked him how it was going this is how the conversation went: Friend: "Don't be surprised if I punch you in the face next time I see you." Hubby: "Why?" Friend: "Because you didn't tell me how F#$king hard having a second was going to be!!!" He's right... you just don't know until you do it. It WILL get easier and then it will get hard again and then it will be easier. But no matter what, it will all be worth it in the end. The photos are gorgeous. You have a beautiful family :).

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    1. hahahaha, this cracked me up so much! I love how you said it gets hard again too, haha... the roller coaster of parenting, right? Thanks for keepin' it real (now no one has to punch you in the face ;)

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