I just can't seem to get myself to blog...I want to and I miss it, but it just doesn't feel natural like it used to. It's very hard to start when you feel SO far behind. Things with Mason are good, but they have also been very hard. He is anything but an easy baby. It's been hard to get even the smallest task completed, but today I finally ordered his birth announcements...yeah I know...it's ridiculous. My dad said at this point I shouldn't bother with it as he is already 4 months old, but he deserves a special announcement too. My main struggle with them (other than time) is that I needed Addison to be incorporated, but I didn't want them to be ABOUT Addison and thinking about it was too overwhelming most of the time. This is what we came up with.
A friend of Brian's took these pictures and while initially I wanted BIRTH pictures in his announcement, I loved that the classic "baby toes and rings" had Addison's footprint too (by my request) and the picture of Mason's first "dip" in the lake (while it isn't your typical family picture) is just that because Addi is apart of that lake and our family. Since I HAD to use those two pictures, I decided to only use pictures from that shoot and no hospital pictures because it just seemed to flow better. I just ordered them so hopefully they look just as good or better in person. Here is your sneak peek!
I remember what a hard process this was for Addison and how I couldn't believe it took me three months to complete...little did I know it would take me even LONGER to get Mason's done. It's always going to suck that I really have to think of how I can include her instead of just adding her like a normal family who hasn't lost child.
Maybe someday I will be able to sit down and really write again because Lord knows, I have a lot to say!
A little Mason update for those of you that are wondering. At his 4 month appointment last week (yes, I said FOUR) his stats were:
Weight: 14 lbs 12 oz (45%)
Length: 25 3/4 inches (75%)
Head Circumference: (90%)
This month we get to add solids and so far he LOVES pears!
Oh and here he is at 4 months old...with his Addi bear of course.