I am slow with these posts but, Leighton is 4 months old, almost 5 months, and she is such a delight to be around. She babbles, coos, smiles, and laughs. She tracks everything with her eyes and is so alert. She is sleeping great and is a very adaptable baby, we have had a crazy month with another Eldridge wedding, to a road trip to Charlotte for the funeral of my Grandpa. It is good to know that she adjusts to our insane schedules. I love her more each day.
L is 3 Months! Going fast I tell you, going fast. Isn’t she a cutie? I think so.
Leighton will be 3 months tomorrow, so crazy how the months are flying by. We have been making a point to do something outside every weekend. The other week we went to Bok Tower, it is such a pretty place in the middle of nowhere. It is this beautiful tall tower that sings and plays the most beautiful music and the surrounding historic gardens make for some really beautiful trail walking. Leighton did so good and we had such a great time.
The past weekend we ventured out to the Central Florida Zoo…I wore L in my new Maya Wrap and she looooved it! I am becoming such a huge fan of baby wearing. It makes life so much easier, having two hands, and I get extra cuddle time with my girl.
I love our little family outings and it is getting easier each time we do them…this weekend we are going to go to the strawberry festival, remember when we went a couple years back? I am sure it will be much different this time around with a little in tow.
when wearing the clothes you woke up in just has to do. Today was one of those days. L was fussy and clingy all day and was only happy when she was in my arms, so in my arms she stayed. I got frustrated for a second today at the fact that I had no “me” time at all and then I immediately felt guilty for feeling that way. I felt as though I was being selfish by wanting a break from my daughter. These days that is a constant battle in my head.
I want to have “me” time, but I don’t want to feel bad about wanting that time. I know I am a better person when I am rested, have a moment to myself, accomplish something (even if that means putting a load of laundry in), and take the time to get ready for the day. So as I was putting L to bed tonight I thought how this day was so wasted because I did not get to do any of those things…and then I felt this little hand reach up and touch my cheek. I looked down and realized she does not care what I look like, that I didn’t get anything done…she cares only that I took care of her today…that I gave her that warmth and comfort that she craved. My heart melted as I put her down to bed and now as I am having a moment to myself…I miss her.
I know that tomorrow may be better and I will get that shower and some alone time, but I will never get back today…and today was a pretty great day.
SO FAST! I don’t know how mommy bloggers do it, heck I don’t know how most moms do it, where do they find the time? Everyday is a challenge just to take a shower. Our baby girl is already 2 months old and all I did was blink!, and change diapers, stay up all night, have a few meltdowns, and love on the cutest baby I have ever seen. Motherhood is amazing and hard and rewarding and the most demanding job I have ever done. It is also the best job I have ever had. This month we took our first road trip as a family to Charlotte for my little brothers wedding. I was nervous about how the car ride would go but it went surprisingly well, seeing as how she slept most of the time. She is starting to become more and more aware everyday, her smiles and laughter and cute cooing noises make my heart melt. These are the moments I wish I could just freeze and keep forever.
I keep reminding myself that these little moments, as sleepless and sometimes frustrating as they are, are fleeting and I will never get them back. She is already so big and time is going so fast. People say that when you have kids your life speeds up and that couldn’t be more true. If only there were a way to press pause and revel in the first smiling/laughter phase a little longer.
So, life happened. We bought a house, remodeled house, moved into house, and had a baby. These past few months have been full of laughter, lots of tears, stress, anxiety, love, and warmth. I have had to put a lot of my life on hold and just be. Now, as I sit here and write while my beautiful baby girl is napping in her swing, I try to catch my breath and wonder where the last year went.
It is hard to put into words these new feelings I have about being a mom. I look at the world with different eyes now and I can finally relate to all of my Mommy friends that I have envied over the last years. They made it look so easy! It’s not. But it is truly rewarding.
I am looking forward to this year…I can already tell it will be a humbling one.
Look for updates on our new home, the last couple months of my pregnancy, and our birth story.
Here is a picture of our sweet baby girl, Leighton Rae Brennan, to hold you over till then.
I am just catching a breath after the last month of travel. It has been a whirlwind. I went to the Keys for my friend Charity’s Bachelorette weekend. It was a great time with some great girls. Shortly after coming home from the Keys, Ryan and I flew to Maine to spend a week with some friends at their lake house. It was so relaxing and peaceful. Time just kind of slows down up there, and that was nice.
After returning from Maine, we had a Doctors appointment and got to see our sweet baby again. Then we celebrated Charity’s wedding to her sweet husband Erwin. Shortly after that, Me and my sister-in-law Meghan drove over to Tampa for the weekend to see Coldplay and enjoy a little girls getaway. Coldplay was amazing and so was the company.
The next week Ryan and I drove to Charlotte, NC to help my brother a week before he married the love of his life, Lilia. It was a beautiful time with friends and family and a gorgeous wedding between two very deserving people.
We are home now and trying to catch our breath. Tomorrow we have a big day…we find out the sex of our baby. I am super excited! I hope you all have had a wonderful summer so far. I look forward to sharing with you all the news of our little one soon.
Here are some pictures of our summer so far…
I am so excited for this summer. Ours is jam packed starting with me heading off to the Keys for the weekend and then flying to Maine for a little vacation. The best part of my summer will be in July however, when my baby brother gets married. I am soooo excited for him. Last weekend I went to Charlotte to celebrate my new sister-in-love with a Bridal shower. Her friends did an amazing job and it was so sweet. I will keep you updated with pictures and stories as this summer unfolds, and of course keep you informed on our sweet baby to be.
I have been absent, and for that I am sorry…
but…we have some news….
WE ARE EXPECTING!!!!