These are just a few of our favorites from Josiah's 3-week photo shoot with my dear friend Angela. She does wonderful work and if you ever need a photographer I can get you her info. Check out her blog, www.joplinexpressions.blogspot.com and her website, www.joplinexpressions.com)
Thanks so much Angela - we love the pictures of our precious little boy!
Well our little guy is over 6 weeks old... hard to believe how fast he has grown. The 6 week mark also meant it was time for me to head back to work - part-time. I started back on Monday and am trying to adjust to the new schedule of working in the office from 9-4 Mondays and Wednesdays, and getting a few hours in at home on the other days. It was a bit of challenge but I think after a few weeks we will get the hang of it.
I am truly blessed to have a very generous and caring boss that allows me to have a flexible schedule. After working for him full-time for 5 1/2 years, it was refreshing for me to get a 6 week "break." Some people may not view delivering and caring for a baby as a "break," but for me it was. As I headed back to work this week I was excited to be creative again, to use the gifts God has given me to design and create. I missed that aspect of work a lot. I feel refreshed creatively and much less burned out. However on the flip side, over the past 6 weeks I have grown accustom to being stay at home mom and taking care of our little Josiah. So, I think as every mom does, I feel a bit guilty leaving him in the the wonderful care of a friend 2 days a week. So going back to the office was bittersweet, but at the same time very refreshing.
God has blessed Jeff and I so much through the healthy pregnancy, quick deliver, and contented little boy Josiah. He has provided for us financially through jobs we both enjoy and someone to care for Josiah while I am at work. We just thank God for the amazing things He has and will continue to do in our lives!