Dear Blog, I've Missed You

I have to be honest, I haven't made an effort here in a long time. Last time around I wrote several posts but never even published them. I don't know if life just got the best of me, or maybe blogging again brought up too many emotions since it is how I coped through Elijah's pregnancy. But I'm starting my New Year's resolution early this year. I really want to start documenting my kids and my life more. I spend most of the year taking photographs for families and sharing their stories, so I need to take the time to do that for my own! I also think it will help me get through some of the struggles I still face dealing with the loss of our baby, juggling staying home with the kids, going to school, and running my own business. I also just enjoy talking, and most of the talking I do involves convincing my children that they should wear pants and that 4am is not morning time, so this will be a good outlet for me. 

As you can see from my photo up top we are now a family of five! I'll give you a little update:

Dylan is five and has started Kindergarten. She has come out of her shell so much, and has made huge developmental improvements. She was speech delayed and did Speech therapy a couple times a week, but was just dismissed from the program this week! You would never be able to tell she had any setbacks, she's so smart, and such fun and loving girl. She's very social at school and has friends from several different grades, she's very good at making new friends and connecting with people. She loves to draw and write, and wants to be a nurse when she grows up.

Sullivan (Sully), is three and started his first year of preschool. He's absolutely crazy at home, but super shy and reserved when around new people. He's my wild child and is a mess 90% of the time, but he's also very sensitive and sweet. He has a difficult time communicating and it's a daily struggle, but we are working on that. He loves doing hands on activities, taking things apart, food, and just being a boy in general.

Calvin is 15 months old, and is just the sweetest little thing. He is always loving on someone and always has a smile on his face. Last month we had a scare when he caught a virus and was struggling to breathe, he ended up in the PICU for a couple nights and then pediatrics for another night. It was a really terrifying experience, especially since we had already lost one child, and I'm so thankful he's ok now. He still has some breathing issues and is on daily medication now. He's such a busy boy and always wants to do whatever his brother and sister are doing, but also takes the time to sit an cuddle which I love so much. He enjoys books, balls, and animals.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Really happy to see you back on here updating. Your children are beautiful and I can feel your love for them through your writing.