Friday, December 19, 2014

You can't snuggle a picture

I honestly can't get over how cute this darling little girl is.
She's already over 2 weeks old.
Soon I won't be able to call her a newborn anymore.
I have mixed feelings about that.

The past two weeks have been SUCH a blur. People told me that it would be hard, but that it would be worth it. They were right on both accounts. I enjoy being the mother of this little squeak-box so much... but I had no idea how hard it would be! Even after all the mothers and websites and articles telling me it would be difficult.

The hardest part? It's a tie between the sleep deprivation and the hormones.

Oh man. The hormones, you guys. It's like 9-months-worth of PMS squished into 2 weeks.

But that's a whole different blog post.

I'm not taking nearly as many pictures as I should be. (AKA - barely any at all). I haven't even taken a single video of her yet (what??!?!) and I tell myself I'll regret it down the road when she's bigger and I want to look back on how tiny she was when she was new. But I can't bring myself to pick up the camera. It's the last thing on my mind nowadays.

Today, however, was one of those days where I had surprisingly more energy than usual. I got the little lady snuggly warm in her car seat so I could take her on an errand with me (thank you so much Amy for the knitted items! They are so cute!) and she looked so darling that I had to pick the camera up. Finally.

I won't regret having the pictures down the road. So I'm going to try a little harder to document things... but you can't snuggle a picture, and you can snuggle a baby, so if pictures and blog posts are few-and-in-between for a while, you can safely assume that I'm taking advantage of those snuggles.

I do nearly have my birth story post ready to go though, so keep an eye out for that.

And... this next picture cracks me up, I'm kinda sad that it's blurry. She makes this face a lot, often accompanied by one raised eyebrow. She's working on her "blue steel" I suppose. I never would have guessed that I'd have a Zoolander fan as a daughter ;)

She makes this face a lot too.
Man. This girl.


  1. The first two weeks were the hardest for me and having a baby in the NICU definitely makes it harder. It gets better slowly, sadly slower than I thought. Your daughter is darling! My little guy makes those faces too! They are the best :) I'm excited to read your birth story!

    1. Ugh, the NICU. I'm grateful for the help they provided, but it really did make things difficult! And I read your birth story, goodness I would have been freaking out if I had the swelling and the high blood pressure... and falling?! Every pregnant lady's worst nightmare! Eeek! Man, I'm glad things worked out okay for you!

      Labor. SUCH a crazy experience. And... the faces really are the best :)

  2. It's OK if you don't take lots of pictures. This is a time to be lived in. I'm so happy for you and COMPLETELY understand that being a mom is hard! It's a huge life change. Be patient with yourself, stay close to your husband, take it one day at a time, and pray.

    1. DEFINITELY a huge life change, and definitely worth living in the moment instead of worrying about pictures. I just have to remember that.