Being a mom...

I feel like I have really been neglecting this blog the last 3 months, between updating Griffin's daily blog for him and sitting around holding and playing with him in most of my freetime now days.. there is just not as much time as there used to be :)

I do want to take a minute to share about how my life as a mom has been so far. From the second I looked into that little boys eyes, I was in love. I have always been a lover of babies and children but there is just nothing like having your very own. He makes me smile SO much and there is not an hour that goes by that I dont feel the need to just hug and kiss him to death. It is amazing the kind of love that comes with having a child... truly like nothing else I have experienced. So instant and so much to give that you feel like you just cant give enough.

I have LOVED being at home with my little man! I am so very blessed to be able to stay home and really couldnt imagine having to go back and be without him. He changes every day! I sincerely feel for all the moms out there that do have to go back- I cant imagine how hard it is for you!

Every week it seems as if he is doing something new and it is amazing how I get so excited over the little things that each day brings. A new coo sound, watching him learn to play, seeing him find his hands and just learn something about the world new every day. He has definitely made me learn to love the small things in life and I has slowed my life down too, in a very good way! There are days that I will look up and its already 4pm.. and I think wow what have I done all day ha?

I love the way he looks around the room to find me, when he smiles when he sees me and when he babbles to try and talk to me. I would say he is definitely a Momma's boy for sure and I am loving every minute of the special bond that we have.

The hardest thing so far has been both the lack of sleep and the adjustment to the new 3 hour routine that my life has. For some reason the sleep deprivation did not really hit me until about month 2. I guess I was going on pure adrenaline before then and thankfully God gives you the strength to go on lack of sleep. Now we are up normally twice a night so I am getting more sleep, however all the loss of sleep is finally catching up with me ha! Breastfeeding really has been a blessing too, but the bad part is the every 3 hour schedule. If I want to do anything during the day I always have to make plans around eating times and at first it was hard to do because it seemed as soon as I was done feeding it was time to do it again ha! But it has gotten a lot better recently and being able to pump to have a bottle has helped tremendously!

I could really go on and on and on because it truly is that amazing but I will save it for another time so I can post again.

Hope all my blogging friends are doing well!! And if you ever think that I have fallen out of the blogging world just check my son's blog.. Ill be there :) www.griffinjonah.blogspot.com


Cici, Aunt Rachel and Aunt Jessica's visit

3 of my favorite people came in town and visited us these last few days and their main purpose was to see our cute little man, however I REALLY enjoyed having them here too! We laughed, shopped, went out to eat, laughed some more took lots of pictures, sat around and watched Griffin be adorable and shopped some more.

We also went and got more pictures taken of Griffin and had our first professional family shot.. and I am SOOO pleased how they turned out!!!

We had so much fun and I miss them all so much! Love yall and come back soon please :)


Wonderful Vacation!

We had such a great time on vacation this past week! We went to Myrtle beach with my dad, Sue and Mason and we loved getting to spend time with them! And best of all it was Griffin's first vacation AND first time at the beach :)

The weather was great, overcast and perfect to have a baby out. Griffin did very well and was able to stay out with us most of the day since we had a nice tailgating tent up to shade him. He went down to the waves and also enjoyed the pool as well, but I think his favorite part were the naps on the beach. Ahh mine too ha!

Thank you Dad and Sue- it was such a blessing to get to go and make family memories with you!

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My bags are packed and I'm ready to go!

Griffin is so excited that we get to leave in the morning to go to the beach with VDiddy and Susu!!!!! He already has his bags packed and cant wait for his FIRST vacation :)

He also experienced his first fireworks last night! Here in Wake Forest they shoot them off at the high school and we went to watch them with friends. We were sad to not be in Kingston to watch them at Watts Bar (bc there simply is nothing to compare) but think its a pretty good trade since we get to go to the beach tomorrow!

the family at the fireworks