It has been almost a year since my last blog post and many of you may be wondering why I have chosen to retire my blog "Hali Chic". The truth is over the past year so many things have changed and I didn't feel that I could have evolved "Hali Chic" to capture the person that I am today. Introducing "Love and Sundays" my space to share snippits of my life as I add "mom" to my list of identities.
It has been an emotional year for our little family, both highs and lows and everything in between. These photos of our family were taken by my beautiful friend Nicole of Nicole Lapierre Photography back in September 2015 to celebrate the pending arrival of our baby girl, Mía. In September 2014, almost a year before these photos were taken, we had found out we were expecting our frist baby and in the same month grieved the loss of that little life. I know some people may say that a baby between 6-8 weeks is not a baby but a collection of cells, but to us the loss of hope for that life was all the same. Devastating.
We were blessed 4 months later to be pregnant with Mía and could not be more elated and apprehensive all at the same time. It was hard to ignore the little voice in the back of my head that whispered "what if?" and the wait for our 20 week anatomy scan results to come back and reassure us that baby Mía was happy and healthy in there felt like an eternity. Almost 4 weeks after these photos were taken, we welcomed Mía Kim Jonsdottír into our lives on October 15, 2015. There truly is no joy or love that compares to that of holding that bundle of perfection for the first time. It was magic and we were hooked.