May has been such a crazy month, filled with a wide range of emotions and events! The first week of May, Reggie and I found out that Baby Stewart is a BOY! We are totally excited to meet our sweet little guy in September! As you can see in the photo below, he already knows how to wave! 😉 He’s been saying hello with some kicks here and there, which has been cool to experience.
The following week we had a house fire, which was one of the scariest, most horrific things I’ve ever experienced. The fire started next door, and spread to our home in what seemed like a flash. To make a long story short, everyone and all pets were safe, thank goodness! We’ve since moved into a temporary temporary place while searching for a temporary residence to call home while our house is being repaired over the next 3 + months. Our pup Lucy has been staying with my parents – we miss her dearly! But she has been having a blast with them! And Lola, our cat, has made her new home at the shop! She and Lucy may have to draw straws over the comfy office chair! Anyway, we can’t wait to have our little furballs at home with us soon. While some could look at this situation and think, “Poor me,” Reggie and I have had a positive outlook and have become even closer through this whole ordeal. Things could have been so much worse. We are so thankful and fortunate that no one was hurt. In moments of chaos it is hard to remember that we are not in control. Reggie reminded me of this, and it has truly helped me cope. We are truly blessed with supportive, compassionate, amazing family, friends, and neighbors. It was amazing to see how our neighborhood pulled together to help each other. We had been planning a Pink or Blue Reveal party for family and close friends the following evening to share our exciting news, and didn’t want to let this stop our celebration, so we moved the location to Reggie’s shop, and had such a fun, relaxing night with friends and family. It was exactly what we needed after such a scary, stressful time the day before. We have been overwhelmed, in a good way, by the love and support from our family, friends, and our church. Thank you so much for all of your prayers! We really appreciate it!
Then I celebrated my first Mother’s Day! Reggie took me on a picnic at one of our favorite parks, where we relaxed and dreamed about what it will be like to be parents, to take our little boy to this very same park to play on the swings and experience life. Under the shade of a big leafy tree, we took time out to dream and just be together. It was perfect.
The following weekend, we celebrated Reggie’s 30-something birthday with family, friends, and cars! We also went to see the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” which was thoroughly entertaining! I admitted to Reggie that I was nervous as the previews ended and the opening scenes unfolded. Why? Well, although I’ve not read the book, I imagined there to be some reality in this film… reality that I haven’t truly comprehended yet about becoming a parent. This star-studded flick made me laugh and cry… what more could you ask for from a movie these days, right?!
Over the next few weeks, I’m looking forward to some exciting sessions as well as some fantastic weddings! Plus tons of sessions coming soon to the blog that I’m so excited to share! We just returned from taking a mini “babymoon“… more to come on this soon! (Hey, that rhymed!)