We are officially a family of three! I still can’t believe it. It feels so surreal. On March 16, 2021 Carter made his arrival to this world. We are so in love with him. He’s seriously the best! I’m staring at him as I type this out.
It’s so funny that the day before (March 15), I was really questioning and wondering when our Sweet Pea would arrive. I even asked on Instagram if you all thought I was going to deliver early, on time, or late. It turns out the answer is early haha.
A Family Of Three
The day Carter was born, everything happened so fast. I think this boy knew he was ready, and I had to get a C-section. I knew from there this boy would be keeping me busy. In the womb, he was the most active baby. He was nonstop moving haha. I definitely felt an instant connection with him. The moment he came out, I was already worried about him and hoped he was okay. While they were cleaning him up, I wanted them (doctors & nurses in the operating room) to hurry up and bring him to me. I felt like I was the only one that could make him feel better. When they finally placed him on my chest for skin to skin, Carter immediately nuzzled onto me and calmed down. It was the sweetest thing.
At first, I was in disbelief that I had a boy. Almost everyone predicted I would have a girl and even I was convinced I was having a girl. Remember the old wives tale I shared? The answer was predominately girl haha. So I guess it proves that those tales are not always accurate.
Some of you already suspected that the baby had arrived.
I stopped posting on social media and I haven’t created any content here. Having a newborn is for sure an adjustment. There’s so much to do and learn. We are trying to get to know Carter more and trying to understand what he needs all on top of sleep deprivation. We’re slowly but surely getting there. It’s an emotional roller coaster at times. I also want to be present. We all know how quickly time flies and having Carter really made me want to cherish every moment I have with him. Even if I’m exhausted, emotional, and frustrated I am so happy and so in love with him.
You guys, I’m a mom!!! Like I said it still feels surreal. Can’t believe Carter is ours and at the same time it all feels so natural.
As far as content going forward, I’ll admit that I’m not quite sure. I’ve always created based on my life’s circumstances while still being predominately fashion. I still love fashion and I do hope to continue since this space is for me. At the same time, I’m being realistic. There are other topics I want to talk about. Plus, I still have pregnancy content I have yet to share. I didn’t expect Carter to be here as soon as he did, so I have stuff that I drafted that I will share soon.
But like I said, I want to cherish every moment and be present and give myself a “maternity leave” and publish content as I have time to do so or until I figure out my groove.
Regine Karpel says
Thank you Regine!
Congrats! I absolutely love the name. Enjoy these first few days/weeks <3
Thank you Rachel!
Congratulations to you and your partner! He looks super cute 🙂
Eli | Curly Style
Thank you Eli!
Congratulations, Rach! Such a cutie, welcome to the world, baby Carter! 🙂 I’m SO happy for you, friend, take time to enjoy your sweet little one. I think I speak for all of your loyal readers in saying that! 🙂
Make Life Marvelous
Thank you so much Ashley!! I really appreciate it!
Congratulations Rach!!!! He’s beautiful!
Curated By Jennifer
Thank you Jennifer!
Congratulations! Carter is precious! I’m so happy for you and your family!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Thank you so much Jill!
Congratulations. I’m so happy for you and your husband.
he is perfect ! 🙂
No problem take your time to come back.
Thank you so much Margot!
Congratulations! Carter is adorable!
Thank you so much!
Allie Mackin says
OMG WOW!! Congratultions! He is GORGEOUS and sooooo adorable and LOVE your photos. And it is surreal that two people can create and entire third person and one day they are just there! Well maybe not “just there” lol took a wee bit more work than that.
Thank you so much Allie! It is for sure surreal!
Diana, Skincare for Beginners
Congratulations mama! He is so sweet– wishing you the best as you get the hang of being mom 🙂
Thank you Amanda!
Congratulations sweetie. Absolutely adorable!
Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk
Thank you Danielle!
Julia Rees says
Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your husband! Carter is so adorable and I totally understand that you want to cherish every moment with him! Take your time and come back when you are ready!
Thank you Julia!
Welcome to the world, Carter! He is so precious 🙂
Congratulations to you and your husband!
XOXO ♥ MYNOCTURNALITY
Thank you so much!
Oh wow he is so super cute! Congratulations to you two.
lots of love, Miri
He’s absolutely adorable! Congratulations to you and your husband! xx
mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com
Tanvi Rastogi says
Congratulations!!! Welcome to this world Carter. Sending you all, all the love and good wishes.
Thank you Tanvi!
Laura Leigh says
He is such a beautiful little boy! congratulations to y’all!!!! truly so excited for you and thankful he is a happy, healthy little guy!
xo Laura Leigh
Thank you Laura Leigh!
he is just adorable! enjoy those newborn snuggles and congratulations
Thank you Em! Def taking in all the snuggles!
Mica - Away From Blue says
Congratulations! He’s so beautiful and that’s such a lovely name! Enjoy life as a new mum – it is hectic and you don’t get a lot of sleep but it flies by – and it sounds like you have your priorities right, sleep for yourself is precious! 🙂
Hope that you are having a good week! Starting to get some autumn weather here at last – nice and cool in the mornings and evenings.
Thank you so much!
Wish you all the best for your new family member Carter! He looks so adorable <3
A lifetime of luck, happy moments and health to him!
have a great day,
Thank you so much Tiziana!
Gina Blades says
Thank you so much!