Hi friends! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Today, I'm writing to share a photo of my kiddos and my random musings. I haven't been creating much or blogging much.
Photo by Elevens Photography
This is a photo from our recent photo shoot with Stacey at Elevens Photography. It was so nice to have professional pictures taken. I love the way photographers can capture my kids! They do not pose this well for me. This is Avery's first photo pro photo shoot. She wasn't too thrilled but I still love the pictures of her!
Now, onto my lack of creativity and blogging. I'm not sure how many of you know, but Avery is the last baby we are planning to have. My pregnancy was really hard. I started contracting at 33 weeks and was told to take it easy. Later, I found out that my pregnancy was considered high risk because I had placenta issues with both my boys. After I had Avery, healing was really hard. I was exhausted all the time and bled for months. I ended up having to take a couple medications to stop the bleeding. Overall, it was enough to make me not want to get pregnant again.
But every single struggle was worth it. Avery is the sweetest, cutest, most darling baby girl in the world and I could not love her anymore if I tried. However, it's been a challenge to want to do anything else when she's around. I just want to hold her, look into her eyes, coo at her, and spend as much time with her as I can because babies grow up SO fast.
Where does that leave my role as a cardmaker? This is one of the words I use to identify myself. When I go to CHA or meet new crafters, I tell them that I'm a cardmaker. That's what I do. And yet it's been months since I've made a card. I miss it dearly. I miss crafting, I miss submitting, I miss doing challenges, etc... I love looking at other people's cards, I love looking at new product, and buying new product. But yet, I can't manage to make anything. I also miss doing Project Life, memory keeping for my family.
So, how do you find balance? I guess someday I'll figure it out. But until then, I'll just feel like a piece of myself is on the back burner.