Tuesday, May 29, 2012

{ newborn photoshoot }

A friend that was in my ward in Chicago now lives in Houston and offered to take some pictures of my little Mr.
 She did a fabulous job! Check her out here for photography in Houston.

Jack had just passed the 10 day mark- and he was WIDE awake for most of the shoot which wasn't the plan. Sleeping babies are much easier to work with. Amber was SO patient! The little stinker even pooped on her blanket. 

Here are some of my favorites.

{ my thoughts on pregnancy }

(I meant to write this post before the baby came, but that didn't happen.)

We all go through our own challenges and heartaches that shape us and change us. For me infertility was one of the hardest things I've ever faced. It forced me to grow and stretch my faith. It humbled me. So many tears were shed. After I got pregnant one of my fears was that I would forget. I didn't want to forget all that I had learned through this trial. I didn't want to experience pregnancy as if I had never struggled getting pregnant. I wanted it to be different. I hope that I remained changed. I hope that I was a little more grateful- a little more happy- a little more in awe- a little more sensitive - a little more embracing of the experience- and a little more humble. I know I wasn't even close to perfect, but I'm so grateful for the perspective infertility gave me. I don't want to lose it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

{ adjusting well }

We're all adjusting quite well to our family of three... or is it four?
I think we need a sign in our house that says "Pippa is JUST a dog."
To remind not only her, but us too.

Ever since Jack was born her anxiety has been back in full force. Maybe she's afraid that every time we leave there's a chance we'll be bringing home another baby.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

{ jack thomas meier }

We could not be more thrilled to welcome Jack Thomas Meier to our little family! 
This little man came 2 weeks and 1 day early. It never crossed my mind that he'd come so soon! So many girls are itching to get their babies out, I wasn't really one of them. I still had about 20 things on my "To Do Before Baby Comes" list and most importantly my mom wasn't here yet! The day I went into labor I had gone to my pre-natal yoga class and another girl there was wanting so desperately to have her baby. The teacher kept joking that we were going to get her baby out! Well I don't know about her, but between all those stretches and squats my baby decided it was time to make his debut. The best part of the story is that Jared had just taken a Tylenol PM 30 minutes before my water broke. 

(3 days old)

Jack was born April 19th, 2012 at 1:59 PM weighing 6 lb 15 oz and 18 3/4 in. long.

We are so grateful for this sweet little man and we are just having the best time loving him!