I am thoroughly enjoying and savoring these early days with my beautiful baby girl. In the moments between feedings, diaper changes, and rocking her to sleep, I find myself racing around the house, doing dishes, brushing my teeth, and making the bed. Anything I can do to make the house and/or myself feel fresh... something I so desperately need in order to prevent going absolute bonkers with all the time I'm spending inside. I have so much I want to do... but life is proving to make my task list difficult right now. I remind myself daily that my only responsibility right now is to feed and take care of Sunday. However... it's hard to hide from the following things:

  1. Prepare for this weekend's wedding
  2. Pack for myself and Sunday to spend the weekend in Fredericksburg
  3. Edit and deliver the images from two weddings
  4. Finish writing Sunday's birth story
  5. Edit and build Sunday's birth slideshow
  6. Write something (anything!) in Sunday's baby book
  7. Take pictures of Sunday
  8. Design and order Christmas cards
  9. Address and mail Christmas cards
  10. Decorate the house for Christmas
  11. Put up a Christmas tree
  12. Finish Christmas shopping

I have to tackle each item one at a time... in 10 minute increments. I am oh so grateful when Tommy is home to help hold the baby, even if it just means I have two hands to type a blog entry that says "I'm still here! I want to get the birth story and pictures online for you all to see... I promise! But I'm still slow and we are still adjusting."

So... I'll be back... and we'll get into the swing of things around here soon. In the meantime, Sunday is hungry again. :)

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.