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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Punkin' Patch!!

Can I just tell you how incredibly excited I had been to take Claire to the pumpkin patch this year? It's pretty much all I've been looking forward to since she was born! I knew it would be a little adventure to remember, for her mom & dad at least.

I got her dressed up in her little Halloween outfit & we headed out yesterday afternoon to our local pumpkin patch.

It was so fun! I had a blast propping her up against pumpkins & snapping her picture! Haha!

She was having a just as much fun as me.
Can't you tell? hehe.
Momma & baby

Getting ready for the pumpkin patch!

...and just because I love this picture

I'll hopefully be back on Monday with my girl's 2 MONTH post. OMG. Time is going wayyyy too fast.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stepping Back

It's 7:25 on a crisp October morning & as I sit here with my hot cup of (strong) coffee, the fireplace on & my baby girl asleep in her swing, I can't help but get teary eyed & feel so thankful as I step back and really realize how amazing my life is. I have an absolutely amazing, supportive husband, a nice roof over my head & a sweet precious gift from God that is my Daughter.

Between the sleep deprivation, cries & screams that can last for hours on end, poopy diapers & the other stresses that come along with parenthood, it's been hard to take the time and realize that parenthood truly is amazing. We are in charge of this little life that we have created. This tiny being is dependent on us. OH MY GOD. Sure, parenthood has it's challenges, but aren't they all so worth it at the end of the day when you look your baby in the eyes & she flashes a gummy grin up at you because she knows you're her mother? Hell yes.

Seriously, motherhood rocks. It took me a good month & a half to realize that, but everyone deals with change differently I guess.

I'm working on a post full of updates on us, so don't give up on me yet! We are now in a little routine, so as soon as I get another minute to sit down & type out my thoughts, I will do so. I really miss blogging & I could definitely use some advice from you ladies on a few different issues we are dealing with!

Well, baby girl is stirring in her swing. That nap lasted a whole 20 minutes. HA! Gotta go!