August 6, 2015

Life With Baby (and our newborn photo session)

Hey ya'll! I've been really enjoying my self-imposed 'maternity leave' over the last month, and while I I'll still probably take a little more time to enjoy just being a mom, I thought I would pop in for just a minute to share a few updates on how we're doing and share a few pictures from Ava's recent newborn photo shoot.












Ava is 6 weeks old now and each day is a new adventure. As I'm sure many of you can relate, we're figuring out this parenting thing as we go along and quickly becoming skilled baby interpreters. 
As in 'We've changed her diaper, fed her, burped her, she's slept more than anyone else in this house, what on earth is she still fussy about?!' Ohhhh, there's a booger! She's angry about a booger! Get the nose bulb! (Baby calms down.) Success!'.



I've also discovered that sleep is now a prized commodity. With each day that passes, we seem to get a little better at our routine, and are slowly figuring out the sleep situation. For the first couple weeks she was home, I felt like I had to just stare at her 24/7. Now, at 6 weeks, I'm finally able to take everyone's advice and sleep when she sleeps. And what a difference that makes. The extra hour or two definitely makes me feel a little more like a human.



But, as with all things, this no-sleep season shall pass soon enough, and I'm doing my best to enjoy every sweet moment with her, as I know she won't be this little forever. 



And there are definitely some really sweet moments.





Other than that, Jesse and I are just enjoying life and slowly adjusting to how much everything changes once there's a baby in the house! 


My love for Jesse continues to grow with each passing day as I witness just how incredible he is with her. He changes a million diapers a day, sings to her when she fusses, reads her little books (even though I'm pretty sure she has no idea what's happening) and basically just loves on her all day long. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in this parenting gig.



I've received so many emails from you guys since Ava was born, and I can't even express to you how much I appreciate all of your love and support. I had no idea how overwhelming (and amazing) life with a newborn would be, so it's definitely taken me a little time to find my footing as a mom. I read the other day that the newborn phase was kinda like the bootcamp of parenting, and it made me laugh because I have found that to be very true in my experience. I fully expected to be one of those people who could find the time in the day to still get stuff done, but...hahahaha....NOPE. Turns out I'm just a normal gal who needs to take a few months to do nothing else other than focus on baby. :)

So, thank you guys for being patient with me. I'm sure this blog will continue to evolve as I do, and I'm happy to have you all along for the journey. 
Until next time,


Thanks to my sweet friend at Lori Hensley Photography for doing such a beautiful job on our photos.





Follow my blog with
bloglovin' photo BlogLovin_zps5407d9e3.jpg

pinterest facebook instagram twitter Image Map
Subscribe to LiveLoveDIY with email!
Enter your email address:

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos!! Take all time in the world to enjoy your little girl!! Congrats!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So beautiful!


    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/andystyle-4602025

    ReplyDelete
  3. first question - does your photographer travel because when i have kids, i want my photos to look like this ;)
    enjoy your time with Ava! she is so sweet and adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Awww...such sweet pictures! Congrats to you both! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a beautiful family! Congrats on the new arrival!

    jenise @ diyfunideas

    ReplyDelete
  6. Super cute baby, handsome daddy and mamma.... She looks gorgeous! Congrats to all. And many happy moments.

    Cielo

    ReplyDelete
  7. So LOVELY! What precious photos!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What wonderful pictures! Time is precious....she is precious, spend as much time as you can with her. It only gets better as each day she changes and you get to see those changes. Enjoy every second!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful pics to treasure but most memorable the time with loved ones. Love them all! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos! They will be nice memories of this precious time with your baby and husband. (Remember to nap as soon as the baby goes down for a nap, )

    ReplyDelete
  11. You have such a great sense of life and a wonderful way of blogging about what is happening. Beautiful pics.

    ReplyDelete
  12. So nice to see this little angel in the hands of such good and loving parents. Congrats to your beautiful family!

    ReplyDelete
  13. you both look stunning :) congratulations

    ReplyDelete
  14. So sweet :) Almost makes me want another...almost. Take your time and enjoy your beautiful baby, we'll be here whenever you get back.

    ReplyDelete
  15. You both glow so brightly with this new life! Congratulations now and always!
    God Bless!
    Tena

    ReplyDelete
  16. It's amazing how you both have a beautiful new glow with your blessing!
    God Bless now and always to your new family!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Virginia!! Happy to see a LiveLoveDIY email in my inbox - thanks for taking the time to post for us! She's beautiful (and so are you and happy Dad!). Congrats!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful photos ! So sweet of you to share.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ava is beaty and you and Jesse look absolutely loving in each and every picture. The advice on "no sleeping" is so true---I wasn't so sure I believed it with that first baby!! But you survive and the joys of parenthood trump everything!!

    Congrats!

    Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  20. beautiful photos!! and congratulations on your bundle of joy!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ahh, congratulations! May I ask where you got the lovely Lacey dress?

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful! Congratulations again, you guys are a gorgeous little family :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Congratulations! She's adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Congratulations, Virginia! She's gorgeous. Enjoy your time with her.
    dani

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful picture ! So sweet of you to share.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am a straight guy and I must admit this picture looks worthy of a magazine cover. Best of luck.

    ReplyDelete

Quick and Easy LiveLoveDIY Projects

Mod Podge Hangers Photo Wall Ideas Sequin Art Chalkboard Cabinets Gold Leaf Art Stacked Log Tutorial