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Dear Arlo | 8 months

Dear Arlo, Eight months- also known as the month that you decided to go all Kelly Clarkson on us, and become 'Miss Independent'. Gone are the days of plopping you down on the floor with toys and staying entertained for thirty minutes. You are on the move. Within seconds, you are dragging your body (army crawl style) across the floor, trying to find whatever you can to chew on. You like to drink your bath water, pull yourself up on things you shouldn't, and chew on the bars of your crib. Yes, Arlo, you are a straight up wild woman... but If I'm being honest, Daddy and I kind of love it.  You have us all wrapped around your finger and we don't mind one bit.

Until next month, little lady.

Love. Mom

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Dear Arlo | 4 Months

My dear little nugget, I can't explain to you how amazing it is to watch you grow and learn each day, week, and month. Recently, you are mastering the roll over. You rolled over OFFICIALLY for the first time last night, front to back and to front again, as daddy and I laid on the floor cheering you on. Your Balash temper was coming through as you screamed and whined because you were having a hard time figuring it out.  Grandma She got you to full on giggle for the first time a few weeks ago. I nearly cried at the sound of your giggles.  Remember when you were a newborn and all you did was cry, sleep and poop? You don't? Well, I do. This version of you is a little bit more fun. Something your dad said to me a while back has really stuck with me. I was wearing a pair of khaki shorts and asked him if they looked like 'mom shorts'. He replied by laughing and telling me that I was, indeed, a mom and that his favorite version of me was this version. The 'mom' version. Though it's been a huge (and sometimes difficult) adjustment, he's right. This is by far, the best version of me, and that's all because of you.

Love, mom

 

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Arlo | first days home

Who knew that one little human could change your world so much?The past few weeks have been so emotional, exhilarating and exhausting (more on all of that later). Time seems to be flying by and I'm already wishing for a 'slow down' button.

I've just nursed the babe, put her down for a nap and managed to sneak a little time in to edit a few images from our first days as a family, including Arlo's first (sponge) bath and some quiet time with Daddy in the hospital before being discharged. I'm *hoping* to share some of Arlo's newborn photos soon, but any free time I get lately is spent doing things like laundry and showering (ha).

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bump update | the babe

I have an Official OFFICIAL last bump update for you all, seeing as 'the bump' has now arrived! We are so so excited to have welcomed Miss Arlo Eloise Balash into the world on January 28th at 11:11am. I can't believe it's already been a week since we met this little beauty. I'll be posting many more photos soon, but for now.. here's just a few.

 

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bump update | the wait

38 weeks.

The hospital bag is packed (and has been for two weeks). The house has been cleaned from top to bottom twice (and I still keep finding things to clean, I'm in full blown nesting mode). We've managed to narrow our list of names down to four (haha - give or take). Expiration dates on the food in our refrigerator have now surpassed my due date. Hormones have me feeling pretty irritable and the suspense of when this thing is gonna go down is starting to make the days feel pretty long .

 But it seems we're as prepared as we could ever be, so for now, we wait.


I imagine that the next month will be pretty quiet around my blog and facebook page. I will be taking sessions again in March, and though there may be a slight delay, I will be doing my best to keep up on emails and messages throughout February. A notice to my 2015 Senior's parentsAs of March 1st, print prices (through your client gallery) will be changing. Now is the time to order prints in order to get the 2014 pricing.

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