I am so thrilled to be part of Disney Baby as a new regular contributor! My husband and I just had our first little one on January 29th, so it’s been 5 busy weeks of getting to know our little one and discovering our new role as parents. I have a lot of exciting ideas to share in this space but before I dive into my regular posts, I wanted to take a little time to introduce myself and my family. :)
I’m 25 and was born in Washington state. My family moved to Georgia when I was 8 and I’ve lived here ever since. I met my husband in high school, and we started dating our junior year. We both attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia and while Jon majored in computer science, I took up visual communication with a focus on graphic design. We got engaged our junior year of college and married each other one week after graduation on May 14, 2010.
We moved to Atlanta after college, and while my husband took a web developer position in downtown, I started work as a graphic designer for a well-known restaurant company. To make a long story short, on the side my best friend and I started our own graphic design business. Over the course of two years, we were able to quit our full-time jobs and work for our business, Maiedae, full-time as graphic designers. I have a huge passion and heart for design, and I love that we can focus on helping to enable other women to chase after their dreams and “make things happen” by giving them a killer site. On the side, I also started my own lifestyle blog and have been blogging there since 2010. I have found great joy in sharing with this community and writing about my own personal experiences in hopes that it will encourage and inspire someone else. So it’s a great honor to be here, and have the opportunity to talk about my new favorite topic, parenthood and babies! ;)
In May 2013, my husband and I found out we were expecting our first. It was such an odd and exciting adventure being pregnant for the first time and seeing my body change and sustain life. Incredible! We ended up moving into our first home in 2013, prepared our Star Wars themed nursery for his arrival, and welcomed our baby boy, Soren, into the world on January 29th, 2014. That moment forever changed our lives, and although I had been told it would, nothing could have prepared us for it but to experience it for ourselves.
Jon and I have loved learning how to be parents together, it has brought us so much joy. Our favorite part about being new parents is getting to know Soren and seeing him grow a little every day. It’s amazing how excited you get over a sneeze, smile and tummy time. :)
I am SO excited to continue sharing my family and life with you!
Soren’s Stats: Born on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 12:49 p.m. on a very icy and rare snow day in Atlanta. Weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz. and 20.5 inches long.