Friday, May 21, 2010

6 Weeks and 33 Years

Well, Molly's 6 Week birthday and my 33rd birthday have come and gone.
I will say it has been 6 of the most wonderful weeks of my life.
I think it is a combination of her sweet self, Aaron being home with us, & the unbelievable God-given love of motherhood that has overwhelmed my being that has made it more spectacular than I could have ever imagined.
I am cherishing every moment and loving what is becoming the new normal.
The first 6 weeks of parenthood have been magical and enchanting.
Everything is new.
I see life differently.
I have a protective instinct I never knew existed.
I have thoughts and ideas I never knew existed.
I have a new life, a new outlook, and a new baby.
Fresh from Heaven. Pure and delightful.
I absolutely love being a mom.
My favorite thing to do is hold her.
I even miss her when she is in the car seat.

The 18th was the 6-week mark for Molly, and it was filled with joy, but also fright. We had a spur-of-the-moment doctor visit because her jaundice is still hanging around. After the pure misery of having her bilirubin tested again and a LONG night of worry, we got the best possible news. We are just going to wait it out and check it again in 2 weeks. That news on the 19th was the best birthday gift I could have ever received.

To top it off, we bought a house on my birthday, too. We are super excited and will finally be able to move out of this rental at the end of June.
A fantastic birthday as a new mom!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Announcing Molly

Molly's mama took her photograph. I think she is flirting with the camera!

Brit (Karber) Epperson, my super-talented former neighbor & all-around special gal, custom designed Molly's baby announcements. We L.O.V.E. how she captured our little family of three (or 4 with Fletcher)!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom who:
*sat in the hot car under a shade tree for hours every summer day so I could swim.
*created mystery suppers for no reason other than just because. Seriously, what little girl wouldn't want to hunt for the knife in the piano bench. I loved it!
*who made holidays so much fun.
*who was okay with the fact that I thought, "Mama made me mash my M&M's" was a real song.
*played the piano late at night while I was in bed - I loved that.
*taught me right from wrong.
*sacrificed her own wants for mine.
*who walked a 5K this past fall just months after her serious, scary illness.
*is now the grandmother of my precious daughter.

I love you, Mom.
I'm thankful for you.
You made my childhood delightful.
You are more than a mom, you are my friend.
I don't know what I'd do without you!

P.S. Mom, please don't kill me for posting this picture. I like it. We are at a movie in Arizona last summer.

Friday, May 7, 2010

1 Month

May 6, 2010
One month of Molly - my baby, my sweetheart.
She is more aware of her surroundings.
She is smiling.
She is fun.
She makes us laugh.
She grunts, groans, squeals, squeaks, moans, & laughs.
She has a doll that I bought her the first week she was home.
It is so cute.
She is my baby doll, and she has her own baby doll.
Yesterday, on her one month birthday, I was holding it up for her to see and hear (it crinkles and rattles), and I put it down to go get her blanket or something...
When I came back this is what I saw. I don't know how it got around her wrist, but I love it - she is wearing it like a bracelet. Maybe my girl likes jewelry already. I hope so. I have a slew of it just waiting for her play time! I have loved jewelry my whole life and kept most of it for just this baby girl!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hanging Out

The cutest drying rack in the world...look at the tiny clothes.

I don't dry anything but towels and socks and sheets in the dryer.
I haven't since I started doing my own laundry when I was in 8th grade.
Molly's clothes look much cuter on the drying rack than Aaron's or mine!