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Welcome Baby A

The day my little girl was born was not only the best day of my life, it was also the day that my life changed forever - the day I became a Mom.

As I am writing this A is now two months old. It's been a very busy past eight weeks considering our lives have changed drastically since our A's arrival but we wouldn't have it any other way. Despite all the tears that have been shed (both hers and mine) and lack of sleep, every minute has been worth it.

I know I may be a little biased but I have to say I have never seen a more beautiful baby than her. She means the world to me and I take so much pride and joy in watching her grow. Though I do wish you could see what I am taking about, I have chosen not to post any images that we've captured of our little beauty unless they have been taken in a manner where her identity is not completely revealed such as the image above, yes that's her hand! Lovely isn't it ;).

Since A's arrival, and even prior to it, she has been showered with gifts galore. I mean the girl has quite the impressive closet! We are so blessed to have such a loving and supportive family that want to do nothing but spoil A with lots of love. Since she is the first grandchild both sides of the family you can imagine just how excited the grandparents and aunts and uncles have been over her.

So how has A been as a baby so far? Well, to be honest she's been quite difficult at times. She's gotten much better over the past couple of weeks but it wasn't an easy start and still isn't some days, and nights ;). You see we would feed her, change her, burp her, make sure she wasn't too hot/cold and check her temperature to make sure she didn't have a fever but nothing seems to work at times - she was what seemed to be a "colicky" baby which meant a lot of crying accompanied by some screaming and a lot of sleepless nights for all three of us. I think she's just starting to get over it now though - I hope so anyway. Day-by-day I see improvements and see her changing and since we've learned her habits we know just how to soothe her and make her comfortable. Just recently I noticed AM has started to drool, she has real tears now, and her eyelashes and eyebrows are darkening/thickening. I really love watching her grow but it looking back at pictures from her first days, though they were not that long ago (I mean common now it's only been eight weeks), it makes me sad to think of just how quickly it is happening.

So far here is a list of things that A DOES/DOESN'T like:

Things she DOES like:

  • Bathing

  • Being rocked

  • Being sung to (Daddy: You are My Sunshine - Mommy: I've Got The Joy)

  • Pink noise (to sleep) LIFESAVER!

  • Car rides

  • Sitting upright

  • Her Graco Glider Elite Rocker/Bouncer

Things she DOESN'T like:

  • Getting dressed

  • Loud noises

  • Getting Swaddled

  • I'm sure there are still a lot of other things that we haven't quite figured out from her by her fussiness yet but we will!

Each day I learn something new about A and with that I also learn something new about myself. I am so thankful for what I have been blessed with. 

The warm weather is finally starting as we welcome spring so I am excited to be able to go outside for walks after being cooped up inside for almost two months due to the horrible weather. Over these next 10 months of my maternity leave I plan to have as much fun as possible with my little girl and grow as a mother. I am so lucky to call her my daughter and I am so excited to watch her grow.

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