Phoenix





















Our new little love joined us three weeks ago, and our world is now completely different, in the best way possible.  We took him out for a walk around our neighborhood, the fall air still hot and all the leaves in so many shades of red and gold crunching underfoot, and it hit me that we're a family now.  I love that feeling.

After waiting for more than a week past my due date for him to decide it was time to come along, an induction involving 30 hours of labor and ultimately ending a C-Section, then four nights in the hospital, I've never been more ready for anything than I was to leave the hospital and bring Phoenix home.

This new schedule of interrupted sleep, round-the-clock feedings and diaper changes was difficult to adjust to - much more so than I anticipated.  But when he looks so sweet sleeping, or makes those cute little baby sounds, or opens his dark blue eyes and stares at my face with so much adoration, I feel an overwhelming wave of love for him, and all these new challenges and worries fade into the back of my mind for a while.

And if I didn't know it was possible to love my husband even more, watching him take care of our son, and me, I fall more in love with him every day that passes.

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All of the photos above were taken by our friend Katie of Kathleen Rose Photography.
The three photos below were taken by me.