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Welcome Baby Boy

Wow, well I have to much to say and I have no idea where to even begin. So much has happened, and I had big ideas the last time I wrote on here about where I wanted to take this space. Clearly, nothing came from that. Until now. In my very few and far between free moments, I'd like to begin sharing again - with zero expectations of myself or what this is going to look like. The last year has been a whirlwind - a pregnancy (full of its own challenges), a global pandemic, a new baby, navigating marriage (the second time around), and rediscovering who I am in this postpartum period of becoming a new mama. It's been a lot.

I'll start this with just introducing the newest member of my little family. Dylan Michael Vaughan-Williams made his first appearance earth side on November 4, 2020 at 2:09pm. He is the most magical, beautiful little boy I have ever seen and he brings so much joy to our lives. Becoming a mama has shaken me to my core, and changed how I see the world. I've been very wrapped up in being his whole universe and navigating all of the trials and tribulations of new motherhood. To fully explain the joy and the triumph becoming a mama has been, we'd have to go a little farther back. I know I'd love to share his birth story, but I think going back to conception may be a part of my healing process. I struggled for years with infertility (something that was present in my first marriage), and my husband and I went through fertility treatments to get pregnant with Dylan. It was one of the hardest, most emotional (and hormonal) times of my life. I kept that time of my life private because I was barely a functional human being, and it didn't feel right to share from a place of struggle, so I will be finding time to write in the coming weeks about this further.

For now, know I am well and loving being a mama. And welcome Dylan to the blog. Write soon,

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