My baby is not a baby

baby-evie

Someone told me when my eldest daughter was a baby that the days are long and the years are short.  It couldn’t be more true.

I can not even believe that my baby girl will be 6 months old tomorrow.  How did it go by faster this time than my first child??  I am sure part of it is that the girls are only 18 months apart, but it needs to stop!!  Right now it is 10:00 at night and I am watching sweet baby E roll around on the floor in the living room.  From her back to her stomach and then to her back again.  She loves her new “game.”  Since this kid has been 3 months old she has gone down at 8pm, sometimes sooner.  She isn’t a consistent sleeper though the niter and do have a pretty regular nursing session at 4am.  I want to finally move her into her room, but it will be sad to see my baby go.  I will however enjoy hopefully sleeping a continuous 8 hours (I hope.)
Tonight she is smiling, laughing and acting as if it was 10 in the morning.  Hmmm…  It has to be a growth spurt or another tooth. Infants are so unpredictable, but I love that about them.  One of the many things I adore about my #2 is her amazing disposition. For example.. something is definitely up with her and she is happy and laughing and “purring” like a champ.  She is like this 99% of the time!  We are so very Blessed with this baby girl.

At this time 6 short months ago we were at the Birth Center and I was in active labor.  My dreams of a successful VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) were about to come true!  These past few months I have been going through some serious personal growth and whenever I get down on myself about something or have negative self talk, I remind myself about my birth with Everleigh.  I have never EVER worked so hard at anything and been so determined.  Praise God for my friend Chelsea Lietz and the pictures she took of our birth.  If you or anyone you know are on the fence about birth photography.. DO IT!  Natural, drugs, c-section, in the woods.. I don’t care how you bring a miracle into this world, but get it on film from someone that isn’t as vested as you and your partner!  And ps. If you are in South Texas look up Chelsea.  She is pretty stinking incredible at Newborn Photography, but I continue to be constantly impressed by her skills in other areas!

My goal in the next week or so is to finally write out my birth story in entirety.  Not only for me, but to inspire someone else that may have a dream of a natural birth as I did.  Until then, watch the video of my sweet baby girl’s Birthday.  I promise there are no super graphic photos.  Those are just for us!  <3
Birth of Baby E by Chelsea Lietz

Be Blessed,
Tk

A few weeks ago I threw my daughter a 2nd Birthday Party.  2!!!!

Seriously.. where does the time go?  I am learning the joys of having a small child and “themes” of parties as well.  Up until about a few months before the party I was for sure that a Sesame Street theme would be exactly what she wanted.  She had become obsessed with Elmo almost overnight.  I had even been collecting items to use for her party over the past several months.  Then my sweet girl decided that she was going to become completely and totally attached to her Minnie Mouse doll that I bought in Disney Land when I was pregnant with her.  She wouldn’t leave the house without it and it became attached to her permanently.  The picture below is her “school” picture from her Mothers Day Out program.  They couldn’t even get a picture of her without Minnie.  <3  So a Minnie party it was!

When it comes to planning parties I may get a bit crazy, but I can’t lie.  I LOVE it!  If I didn’t enjoy the late nights of decorating, the planning out every detail and the glue gun burns then I wouldn’t do it.  But I honestly do.  And now being a mother I am discovering I like it a lot!  For Adalynn’s 2nd Birthday I did scale down a bit more than I did for her first (I still never posted about her 1st because I was so exhausted after and was pregnant.)  There are so many ideas that I could have done, but didn’t.  I tried my hardest to stay of Pinterest and really let my own imagination run wild.  I also had a very sweet friend from my MOPS group that had a Minnie Bday for her daughter (and has a Cricut) and she let me have some of her decorations.  Was an adorable and fairly stress free party if I do say so myself!  And there were NO goodie bags… just a cookie for our guests.  Best idea ever.

      

This picture kills me!  She was waving at everyone as they sang her Happy Birthday!  So adorable!

I had such a wonderful time celebrating my sweet Addy’s 2nd Birthday and am looking forward to many more Birthday’s to come for my girls.  <3

Blessings,
Tk