June 11, 2013Goldie, I felt the sweetest heartbreak tonight watching you sleep. Did you wake up three more times before I went to bed? Yes. Will you wake up three more times before 7am? Yes, but I am way more than happy to completely devote a tiny portion of my life to tend to your every need. I know the day will come when you don't need me and that breaks my heart but also makes me so proud of you in advance. Until then, I will continue to comfort you before you even get the chance to cry, I will anticipate your every need, try to earn your complete trust, and give you the confidence you need to be independent later. Just know that I'm so proud of who you'll become. I have so much faith in you.
June 7, 2013Goldie, today you put yourself to sleep for the first time. Sure, it was after being bounced and fed four times...but you laid there with your eyes open and went to sleep all by yourself. I cried because it's one of your very first moves of independence. I love you so much, sweet baby.
May 1, 2013Goldie, this morning you were in your Auntie's arms and you were leaning toward me and kinda reaching out for me to get you. Kind of a dream come true. You will be 1/2 a year on Friday. Crazy. The weather is warming up and every day is beautiful (except when it rains and I can't walk you in the ergo). We signed papers for our new house yesterday. You might walk for the first time in that house!
April 24, 2013Today I was in the kitchen making dinner (fettuccine with tomato cream sauce) and your Daddy was holding you. I walked toward you and chanted, "Goldie's so sweet, sweet enough to eat!" You gave me the sweetest smiles and laughs so I did it at least 10 times in a row! :) You make your Mama feel so good about herself. You're such a charmer!
April 15, 2013I want to remember 5.5 months as the most joy filled weeks we've had with you, sweet baby. I am sitting out on the deck at Petway. It's 7:23PM and we just put you to sleep for the night (maybe). I am enjoying the last bits of this beautiful Spring daylight. The birds are chirping, the sun is setting, and the moon is getting ready to start it's shift. I just want you to know that you are bringing me endless joy these days. These are the days.
Have a beautiful day, everyone! Hug your loved ones extra tight today. Life is short and precious.