Thursday, March 13, 2014

On Being A Mom

  I'm a mother. When did this happen, that I grew up and am now responsible for a tiny human being? 

   How can I be so in love with a person a met only two weeks ago? She fills my heart so full of love that sometimes it spills out in tears on my cheeks. And if my heart is so full of love for my baby girl, how is it that I can love her daddy so incredibly much? He is the best husband and dad that the two of us girls could ever have asked for! God has given me so much more than I deserve!

    It's not all a bed of roses, if I'm honest. Never before has anyone been so dependent on me for their happiness and well being. Sometimes it looks like endless feedings and diaper changes, but I know that even these things will be precious when I look back after she's grown, so I am trying to enjoy them now. And really, she's been making life fairly easy...most nights she's only up once! (we won't talk about last night, it seems she forgot the routine.

   I am learning to accept the fact that it will take a lot longer to get things done when there's a little one in the house. Nowadays, filling the dishwasher, straightening the house, or doing laundry feels like a pretty big accomplishment. But that's ok...these days are sailing past, and I feel an urgency to soak up every precious moment! And now she's napping, so I must fly and make the most of these precious moments, as well!

I know this seems a bit redundant, since all of these photos were shared on facebook, but for those who do not have facebook, here is a link to more of Zoey's newborn pictures:

(photo credits: Heather Kuhns)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

{Zoey Grace}

   One week ago a little girl came into our world and changed it forever! Zoey Grace was born at 9:09 a.m. on February 25th. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21" long. Love at first sight? Absolutely. After laboring for 9 hours in the hospital, I was exhausted, but the moment I laid eyes on her all that exhaustion was gone. She was here, and we thought she was perfect.

   And then we came home. Zoey was still perfect, and a very good baby, but adjustments and baby blues hit this new momma hard for a couple of days. Now at one week, I can say that life is starting to feel sane again. We're finding a new normal, which involves a little less sleep, a lot more dirty diapers, but oh-so-many sweet snuggles!
     On a side note, Zoey has the best daddy. I can't get enough of watching him dote on his little girl! Be still my beating heart... ☺