the first month

i wish so much i had more photographs of how this first month has really been. but the reality is, it has been intensily lived (with little observing) and there is little space in my brain to photograph (and not even hands to hold a camera)… but so many of the moments i wish i could bottle up.

between jaundice & a tongue tie, baby acne, sleepless nights, tears and worry (obsession) about my sweet baby girl – somehow i look at this first month with deep gratitude and appreciation for how it has brought so much down to basics. and how this first month has somehow been magical.

i wish i could just hold her all day and all night, and do my best to do so. i’ve let the house go and sit for longer than needed after nursing her – just to be still with her.

the boys (all three) are obsessed with her. and now have something new to fight over – who gets the eye contact with Lark. the number of kisses that happen in the house has increased so much. little lark probably gets kissed 50 times a day.

we’ve done too much in a day trying to keep up with the life of busy boys…

and then we’ve done just nothing too. and spread toys all over the house and watched a movie on a sunny summer day at 3:00pm.

our family of five has bonded in new ways. and enjoyed simple traditions like watching the fireworks from the yard and going to bed too late.

i have so many wonderful feelings and thoughts about our journey with lark already and was hoping to use this space to help us all remember this special and unique first year. but the truth is, i really hate words because they never sum up how i feel.

so my hope is to take more pictures. so i don’t forget these precious days.


bekkah - July 6, 2016 - 7:36 pm


Lindsey - July 12, 2016 - 8:58 am

Beautifully documented in words and photos. We are so excited to meet Baby Lark. Xo The Conleys

Kristina Sklar - July 21, 2016 - 5:32 am

Love, love, love.
Love you guys so much!

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