As you can obviously tell from my blog and Facebook page, things have been a bit slower around here. 🙂 But if you’ve managed to follow my Instagram feed, you’ll know that my days are anything but slow! They are jam packed with sweet baby goodness.
(Pardon the iPhone photos…I’m still learning it, lol!)
This little guy has been my constant companion since he was born in New Year’s Eve, and we’ve been quite busy! Learning to wiggle, grab, sit, and currently, making attempts at crawling. Plus, the usual feeding, changing, going for walks, sleeping (when we are lucky!) and everything else that goes along with life with a baby. Not a day goes by that doesn’t make my heart full with joy. Being a mom has been the best, most exhilarating, yet exhausting, thing that has ever happened to me. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Gus is growing up fast, and I can’t believe it’s already been almost 8 months. Crazy. I’ve tried my best to transition back and forth between photography and making sure my little guy gets exactly what he needs during these precious days. It’s been a delicate balance, one with quite a few challenges.
I owe so much gratitude to all of the people who have supported me and helped me juggle being a mom and photographer. There’s just no way I could do this without them! Of course I can’t thank my husband enough. He’s definitely the best “babysitter” Gus could ever have :). I’m immensely grateful to my mom, who single handily made it possible for me to photograph a double wedding weekend about a month ago, and has given Gus quite the adorable wardrobe to boot. I also have to make mention of the talented assistants and second shooters I’ve worked with this year. When I’m sleep deprived and left my lens cap somewhere for the 5th time, you each truly saved the day.
Really though, I need to thank my wonderful clients. You all have been SO understanding and patient with me. Becoming a parent is a huge learning curve, and many of you have been huge encouragers and cheerleaders for me, even offering to babysit or asking how Gus is. Your thoughtfulness hasn’t gone unnoticed.
As this little guy continues to grow, and my photography business shifts into crazy busy season, I’ll continue to juggle. There might be some changes on the horizon, I’m not sure what at this point, but the most important thing is for me to stay true to wherever God leads me. Right now, that means relishing these days with Gus as the world unfolds before him. It means working with some amazing people who “get” it. It means late night editing and nap-time phone calls or emails. It means juggling.