I gave myself the some time off from blogging since having Joseph. Now, a year later, I am ready to jump back into having a side hobby and I finally made the jump into something I have been wanting to do for what feels like forever!
To round out our first birthday celebration week I am so excited to share Joseph’s first birthday portraits! We worked with Harshita, owner of Avnida Photography who also shot his newborn photos. Her in-home studio is incredible with seemingly endless backdrops and props and she is terrific with waiting for just the right shot to capture her subject’s personality.
JoJo was such a ham during the shoot. He loved the lights and was especially excited by a giant yellow duck that was on-set. Looking at each shot leaves me feeling amazed thinking about how big he has gotten. He looks like such a little man in some of the shots!
These are pictures we will treasure forever!
We knew we wanted to do first birthday portraits but I was torn about cake smash pictures. I am so glad our photographer Harshita, owner of Avnida Photography, convinced us to go for it. Joseph was hysterical during the shoot clapping with joy and making a mess. We were super surprised that he isn’t a huge fan of cake but definitely had fun playing with it! We got his Joseph shirt from Etsy shop TheMonogrammedPrep and his blue ombre cake was made by Splurge.
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“Baptism is the initial step of a faithful heart.” – Max Lucado
Our first major milestone in his life has come and gone in the blink of an eye! This weekend Joseph celebrated his first sacrament at our church as he became baptized. Baptism is such a beautiful sacrament. A child is born so innocent with a pure heart and once they receive this blessing a baby is as perfect as they will ever be in their life. Our hearts were filled with love and joy as we presented our son to God and our parish. We held our breath as he was blessed with holy water as he was sound asleep but he didn’t even make a peep and instead just opened his eyes and smiled. (Guessing all that practice during bath time paid off!)
Our sweet baby boy arrived June 1st at 11:10 am weighing 8 lbs 4 oz and measuring 19 inches. We are so grateful to God for our healthy son. Welcome to the world Joseph Jacob. We love you so much.
37 weeks pregnant and we thought we might be meeting our little guy on Thursday but it was a false alarm!
Back in the fall, when we first showed our pregnancy reveal video to our parents, people told us how hard they laughed seeing the pure excitement my parents had that day. Within a few weeks it was racking up tens of thousands of views so I decided to submit it to America’s Funniest Home videos. To my surprise, a few months later, I got a call from their producer saying they wanted to use the clip on the show! It aired this Sunday which happened to be the day of my bridal shower which was a pretty cool coincidence!
Here is the clip:
This weekend my parents threw the most beautiful baby shower. We were so overwhelmed by our family and friend’s love, thoughtfulness and generosity that my husband told me I didn’t have a shower…I had a downpour. We are so blessed to bring our son into such a loving circle and I am so grateful to my parents for all they did to make this one of the best days of my life!