Sitting with Rosie and watching #ldsconf and sketching this art card for @becca_farnsworth who sings in the choir!
Also just realized in twinning with the skeleton pillow in the second pic. And it's not just because of the pose 🤣#sunkeneyes and also a human pillow
#deer #motherdeer #motherhood #carveouttimeforart #cofta
My first ever sketch for #inktober!! I've always wanted to do it because I lovvve some Halloween spookiness and duh art. #dayoneinktober
It's only taken me three days to get day one's prompt to a sort of finished state 🙃 becaaaause #coliclife
Here's my edition of the prompt for #ring
Because #rosie #rosy #RoslynAlexandra on my mind and in my arm.. hip.. chest etc
On my mantel right now. Infant season is an addictive baby smelling and kissing lovely messy exhausting blur. ...did I brush my teeth today? 🤷
William painted the underpainting of this piece. He worked on it over several weeks a year or so ago. I was going to leave it alone as an abstract piece with all it's expressive marks and strokes but something about it kept making me want to paint on it and make it a collaborative work. Eventually after staring at it in the studio for several more months this little portrait happened, it sort of just materialized without a plan. I love that its a piece of both of us.
I HAVE A MANTEL oh my goodness... First one of my own!😍🙌 And it's currently my view for daytime nursing Rosy from the couch. Right now featuring a collection of unfinished/finished paintings and other things that haven't found their actual home yet. A fun surprise was how well my Grandma Vivien's American Indian vase of an adobe city paired with all the tan colors of the house and these paintings?! I'm not a big fan of tan, at least I don't think so?!🙃 and there's a lot of changes I'd like to make but for now it's nice to appreciate the house in all it's warm sand toned glory. I never thought this vase would mesh well with anything I would decorate. I really love that it has a space that feels right for it for now. Growing up I was always admiring my grandmother's native American art. It's sweet to have some of it in my home now.🧡
#RoslynAlexandra is two weeks old today 💕 she has colic. It's hard. But not as bad as William had it and at least she sleeps better. She just keeps getting cuter and sweeter still though! We love her so much.
#RoslynAlexandra is one week old today!! She's such a sweet little girl. I can't wait to get to know her better. So far she is just sweet and sleepy sleepy (a literal answered prayer for a baby that actually sleeps 🙏🙌❤️) She's really strong but so tender and has a sweet cry that makes my heart melt. Her head feels like a velvet peach and I can't handle how cuddly she is. It's been so much fun. But also a challenge because C section recovery...is a doozy to put it lightly. It makes it so difficult too, to do all the mom things with baby and also makes it so difficult to do all the typical toddler playing with William. He's handled everything better than I have. He loves his sister so much already and is taking all the recent change in stride because he's always so good at being brave and coping. But I find myself in tears singing him to sleep at night because I miss the time I usually have with him, and suddenly actually having another baby makes me so sharply aware of how much he's grown up from when he was my first baby. But he's the reason I was excited to bring another child into our family. I never knew love like that. And now she's here and it's like we all want to burst with joy. It makes the ravaging of being cut open to get them here worth it. And that's really something incredible. Motherhood is truly a marvel to me. It changes you so much. And these sweet little loves become these incredible people. It's painful, it's been a whirlwind but a very sweet one too.
The first three photos are of William's first reaction to seeing Rosy, looking down at her seeing her for the first time!! He burst into the room so excited to see her. He loves "his baby" so much! He's always kissing her and singing songs to her about how much he loves her. It's so sweeeet.😭🥰 He's also requested to roll baby off the couch onto a pile of pillows 🤔 he's very insistent that it IS safe. Heh 🙃
Welcome Roslyn Alexandra Simmons 💕💕💕 8lbs of sweetness born this morning at 22inches long. We're all doing really well and William and Mimi are on route right now to meet her!
We did a thing. We bought a house and moved with DAYS to spare before the arrival of our daughter. 🙃 It's been a whirlwind... I'm actually really surprised it didn't put me into labor! We have had the help of so many angels though, packing moving, cleaning, watching William for me, the list goes on... we are exhausted, a little loopy and sometimes stressed but we have had moments of just soaking in the beauty of this new place. Sometimes I can't believe it's real! I'm so grateful it is. And now we get to meet our baby tomorrow!? I'm having a C section because she is measuring two weeks ahead like William did, and William got stuck and had to have a C section after 28hours of trying natural birth. (He was 3oz shy of 10lbs and apparently would not fit!) We've prayed a lot about vbac vs c section and feel confident about the decision. My doctors are also relieved with my choice.😅🙃 Instead of feeling frustrated that we've been so distracted with home stuff I'm trying to focus on the moments I do get to savor with William and our family of just us three before things change. Alex is so excited to meet her. And that makes my heart burst. So sooooon💕💕👶💕💕
Can you tell he makes life crazy fun?! I love this little performer. He is so brave, sweet, silly, smart and absolutely loves to entertain 😍🤪😆💕💔🥰☺️ #WilliamAugust