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I know what you are thinking! When was she pregnant again? Baby #3 was exactly a day short of a year difference from #2, so this past year was pretty much a blur! This whole having a newborn while super sick pregnant, chasing a 3 y/old while trying to run a business is a LOT harder than I thought it was going to be!

If you have been following on Instagram, this is no news to you, but I am one of the not-so-lucky girls that are sick throughout the whole pregnancy. I've been sick with all 3 of them from pretty much the day I found out I was pregnant until the week I had them. So when we decided little Copper was going to be our last one, I was beyond excited to be done with pregnancy. And don't get me wrong I would have LOVED to be able to enjoy pregnancy, to feel the “magical glow” everyone talks about, I'm just not in that club. and I've finally accepted it instead of fighting it.

I do think pregnancy is wonderful and if I had to do it all over again I would, no doubt about it, because no pain is bigger than the JOY each one of them as brought to our lives. I feel even silly to share this part with all of you because I am lucky enough to be able to have these little ones, I know so may struggle with much bigger things, but to me this was big.

I am super excited now that I can leave the sickness behind and enjoy our little ones! There's still not much sleep in my schedule, BUT I have my Mom and Sister here now visiting from Chile, so our house has plenty of hands and I don't think I could be happier! I wanted to share some pictures of our little family

Of course, I also had to share some special close-ups of our newest addition, I am a little behind on his birth announcement, but with the holiday rush of my shop, I decided people are going to have to get them later, like I'm-not-sure-when-they-are-going-out late =] So you guys get the exclusive here! This is our little Cooper! (Swaddle blankets by mom)

And since my sister was still not here for our first session, this is one of the only iPhone pictures where all of us made it in one shot =]

I am excited to start this year blogging again and with a full boy crew under our roof =]
I hope you all have a wonderful 2017!

(ps. I gave the blog and shop a makeover to start the new year and to come back to blogging with a clean look! So hop to the blog to see it if you are getting this in your email!)



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

2 replies
  1. Jessica Baskin
    Jessica Baskin says:

    Wow, you amaze me! That is a lot of hard work and you should be so proud! And congrats on your beautiful newest baby boy, his photos are so adorable. :)

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