Hey there! I can’t believe it’s been over 6 months since I’ve been here in this space sharing my life with you all. As you can see, things look a little different (& so much better) around here. My blog got a makeover and I love the new look. Likewise, things look a little different in real life (since the last time I blogged). We are now a family of 3, and these last 7 months as a mom have changed my world completely. There’s nothing I love more than feeling her chubby baby hands reaching for my face or watching her laugh and learn new things each and every day. It’s such a beautiful (& crazy) feeling knowing this sweet little baby depends on you and loves you so unconditionally. Don’t get me wrong though. Motherhood definitely tests you sometimes. There’s lots of days I feel unfit, I’m sleep deprived or I worry like crazy over the smallest thing. Kalep has also loved becoming a dad, and fit right into that role perfectly. We’re still working on Tyce loving his little sister. He’s a little scared of her – probably because she’s always reaching for his face when he walks by. We’re just all so crazy over her and I’m so excited to bring more baby and mom content to my blog! Mila wants to share some of her outfits, so you’ll be seeing lots more of her as well!
As you all probably know, I’ve been dealing with Bell’s Palsy since Mila was born. If you don’t know what it is, I have a video linked here! It has been a difficult journey thus far with lots of dark days, but at the end of the day, I’m thankful I have Mila out of the whole deal. I hate that I let it get me down for so long. This blog isn’t huge with hundreds of thousands of followers, but I enjoy sharing bits and pieces of my life on here, and I let Bell’s Palsy take that away from me. I let it take away so much joy in these last few months, and I’m done letting it define me. I’m about 75-80% recovered, but I still have a ways to go. I’m going to try to be as positive as I can and remain hopeful that I’ll be back to my normal self one day. I know that if it sticks around for a while longer (or praying that it doesn’t – but for good), it’s for a reason and only God knows why. I have received quite a few messages from other women dealing with post partum bell’s palsy and they have expressed to me that they have found hope in seeing my posts or reading my story, so if I can help one person through my experience with it and sharing about it, then that’s just what I’ll do. I was taking blog pictures yesterday and my aunt (who takes my pictures) said, “Are you sure you want to smile in that one?” I know she’s just being protective, but I decided I’m just going to own my side smile, so if you see pictures with a funny smile, that’s why! 😉
Anyway, welcome back! I thought I’d share my first set of family pictures for my first blog post back. These pictures mean alot to me because for 6 whole months, we hardly had any pictures as our new family of three because I was so self conscious about my face. Kalep doesn’t love to take pictures and usually only feels comfortable with my aunt taking them, so it was sweet of him to do these for me. Just have to give him a quick early Father’s Day shoutout. He loves this little girl beyond measure and it makes me love him even more for it. He’s usually not good at expressing emotion and she just tugs at his heartstrings. I’m so lucky to get to raise our baby with him.
I hope you all have the best weekend & be sure to thank all of the father figures in your life for all they do! I know i’m so thankful for mine!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Mila’s Dress here!
Photography: Lucero Molina Photography