This time last year I took a hiatus from work to travel Italy with my love; this year, my month has been devoted to welcoming a new love : 7lbs 12oz of it. We met our little girl three weeks ago today -- believe me, I was present for every minute of the 31-hour labor, and still can't believe that little being was knitted together and growing inside me for 9 months... and then came out! The moment Ben announced that we had a daughter and she was laid on my chest is one that I will never forget. All at once you are overwhelmed with wonder and a complete devotion to do everything you can to protect and love this brand new little being.
Meet Ruth Frances.
To document the special occasion we purchased some film from the good folks at the Impossible Project and I couldn't be more excited to have a polaroid instant film option again. It also makes my heart happy to photograph our new little babe with the same camera that my sister and I were photographed with as infants.
Our hearts are full -- blessed by this new little life and blessed by our friends and family that have been so supportive and encouraging during this crazy adventure. And this is just the beginning...