Monday, October 9, 2017

So... it's been over two years?

Well, it certainly has been quite some time, but I am finally ready to start my blog up again :}

First, meet Kaelyn Elaine Jones, she was born April 19th, 2015 (3 weeks early) at 10:15 am, weighing 6.3 pounds, 17 inches long <3

She's certainly not this small anymore (or this dark haired), but here are a few images of her as a newborn baby (seeing these break my heart into pieces)

The above painting is one I made the night before I went to the hospital which we framed and put in her nursery. 

Breast feeding was a really difficult thing that I struggled with, I breast fed and supplemented for months and months never actually ever being able to fully appreciate breastfeeding without the stress of knowing weather or not she was completely full, until finally Kaelyn decided on her own that she was done breastfeeding all together. 

I wanted a million pictures of Kaelyn as a new born, because she just grew up far, far to quickly...

Kae at 10 months

Kaelyn (10 months) and Ashlyn (8 years)

 Kaelyn's first Birthday <3

 She had finally learned how to walk. 

This is also where I stopped using the nice camera and my depression really kicked in, which is the main reason I stopped working on my blog and keeping up with social media. It wasn't until the last few months that I started feeling more like myself. 

Kaelyn is 2 years old, I have so many amazing images of her. None of which really do her any justice because they are taken with my phone, you can check them out here on my instagram @little_miss_morose

More updates and posts are soon to follow, I have a lot planned for October and am excited to start documenting my little life again <3

Love, M

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Simple Baby Shower

What a fun day this was! I am so thankful to my sister-in-law, who set up the entire Baby Shower. She came up with all the games, decorations, invitations, everything. It was a simple and sweet day, I really thoroughly enjoyed it and felt so *very* pampered!

My brother and my lovely sister-in-law. :}

 My adorable twin nieces!

Cousins! born about a month apart!

My good friends, Sarah and April (April provided all of these amazing little images!)

My highschool besties, Melanie and Melissa <3

Ellie, another beautiful mommy-to-be!

My lovely sisters

 Mother hugs!

These ladies made the whole day! 

My sister making faces at her daughter 

 So many gifts...

Although I wasn't a big fan of sitting in front of a large crowd of people, I appreciated every little gift that was given that day. So many thoughtful things, I can't thank my friends and family enough!

A long over due update

Gosh, my last post was written in 2013, boy.... I have so much to catch up on!

In 2013 I was adjusting to step-motherhood, which was an amazing blessing, but it was tough. I went from seeing my step daughter every few months to having to take care of her more than half of the week. With that and adjusting to the big move to San Francisco, my blogging motivation suffered a great deal.... clearly, haha.

I also had found myself not as interested in clothing shoots. I guess after a while fashion blogging felt more like a chore and less like a fun hobby, which really killed the whole thing for me.

After some time, Aaron and I found a cute, but extremely tiny, apartment that we now call our little burrow.

Shortly after settling into our apartment, we were pleasantly surprised:

On 9.9.14 I found myself looking down at a pregnancy test that, without any question, started back at me with two, very clear, red lines. 

My bouncing little gummy bear is 9 weeks in this ultrasound... and I was already completely in love.

My first trimester was extremely difficult, I was cursed with severe hyperemesis gravidarum. Basically, at 6 weeks of pregnancy, I was struck with terrible morning sickness that was more than the "regular" amount.I would throw up about 4 to 7 times a day, I couldn't keep anything down and had 0 energy. 

At this ultrasound visit, I nearly passed out and had to go to the ER for an IV to get hydrated. Thankfully during that visit I was prescribed Zofran and didn't have another episode like that again, although I had to use Zofan throughout my ENTIRE pregnancy,

From the journal:

Cravings, cravings... cravings. I crave anything that is talked about, anything I see on TV or suddenly think about. I often crave ice cream or random things like pickles. Every day is different, though. I honestly have to wait to eat dinner until I figure out what I want. Poor Aaron has made so many trips to the market to get me whatever I'm craving that night. If I don't get that *EXACT* thing I'm craving, I feel like I'm going to cry or have a temper tantrum. It's bad.
One night Aaron went out because I was begging for a cherry pie, he unfortunately came home with an Apple pie... I was distraught."

 I'm going to break up the next few pieces of the update, so read on fr more details about my Baby Shower, Maternity Shoot, and, finally, my little ones Birth Story.