On February 1st, 2017 my world changed forever. At 12:28 pm, in the comfort of our home, I became a mother. Jones Anthony van der Heyden claimed his permanent spot in our family so easily and so naturally that it’s difficult to remember our life without him. The last few weeks have been spent mostly in a sleep deprived stupor while we have cautiously navigated our new roles as parents. I now fully understand why they say, “the days are long, but the years are short” and cannot believe that our brand new baby boy is already six weeks old!
Jones is Here!
Mar 16, 2017 | Personal
Nothing can prepare you for what becoming a parent will feel like. The overwhelming sense of love, responsibility, and uncertainty is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. This new little life requires so much from us, and we will gladly give him anything and everything to ensure his safety and happiness. It’s so complicated, yet so lovely. Jones has opened my heart to an unfathomable level of love and, above all, I feel so grateful that I get to be his mama.
As Spring draws near, and I ease myself back into work mode, prepping for the busy wedding season ahead, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to thank our family and friends along with my wonderful clients. We’ve been blown away by all of the thoughtful gifts, kind gestures, and the overwhelming flood of love and support. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!
A special thank you goes out to my bestie, Brandi Welles for taking our first photos as a family of three. We love these images (and you) beyond words!