I cannot believe that five weeks ago today my world completely changed. Sean and I welcomed our sweet little daughter, Sloan Louise Miller, into the world.
After twenty hours of painful, exhausting labor and then an unexpected C-section, I never felt as much joy in my heart then the moment I was looking into my husbands eyes as the doctor announced it was a girl. There in that room, in that moment, my family was complete.
You prepare yourself for nine months on what it is going to be like once you are a parent and then all of your plans and preconceived ideas go out the window as soon as you hear that first cry. All of the sudden the only thoughts running through your mind are how much you love that child and how you will do whatever it takes to protect them and make sure they know how much they are loved.
Today, I wanted to take some time to share with you some newborn portraits of Sloan as well as some images of her nursery.
In all honesty I’ve been wanting to do this post for two weeks now, but finding the time to shoot, edit and blog while taking care of a newborn is VERY hard. 🙂 I thought I was going to be able to do it all, balance like a boss and have no problem. Last week I noticed that I was being extremely hard on myself. I felt like I was constantly doing everything wrong and not at all living up to my perfectionist ideas of balancing being a good mom, wife, friend while maintaining a clean house and growing business. Thankfully I came across this quote;
“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
This is my new mantra and I highly recommend it to any other mama’s out there!