Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1st Zoo Trip!

3.30.13
Leah's First Trip to the Zoo!





We had such a great time at the zoo! It was one of the first nice days of spring and we thoroughly enjoyed it with our sweet girl :) Leah loved sitting back in her stroller and taking in all of her surroundings. We got a zoo membership so there will be many more trips in our future! I'm already excited for ZooBoo and Christmas at the Zoo! Lot's to look forward to :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

One Year

4.17.13

One year since I saw that beautiful word "pregnant" read across that pregnancy test screen.


It's unbelievable how fast time flies when you're having fun and just plain happy. As soon as I saw that hour glass turn to the word pregnant, my eyes instantly started to swell, and tears started rolling down my cheeks. I will never forget that morning. After eight long months of trying to get pregnant, it was the most overwhelming feeling of joy, happiness, and thankfulness. I was finally going to be a mommy. David was finally going to be a daddy. We were finally going to be a family of three.

I documented that amazing day here.
I am so happy that I have this day documented in detail. I love being able to go back and read every little detail. I love that Leah will be able to go back and read every little detail. That makes my heart happy. That is why I started this blog. To be able to look back and remember these memories. Our memories.



I'm also thankful for the special moments David has documented on video of our family. These videos perfectly capture the special and intimate moments of becoming a family of three. 

These are moments that I wish I could bottle up and relive over and over, and these videos allow me to do that. I feel like I am able to relive those very moments. When I watch these videos and hear the music I am instantly taken back to that very moment in time. It brings me an unbelievable amount of happiness. Below is the video he created of our pregnancy announcement. I secretly filmed him the day I found out we were pregnant and then we secretly filmed telling our family and friends.




It's been one special year.
We love you so much, Leah. Each day I think being your mommy can't possibly get any better than it already is, but it always does! I still can't believe you are ours. I thank God everyday for you. You bring more joy and love to our life than we ever thought was possible. 

Leah's First Laugh!

4.13.13
I couldn't possibly love any sound more...melts my heart every time :)

video

Monday, April 8, 2013

Letters to Leah: Three Months

3.20.13

Dear Leah,
This month has been filled with so many smiles and laughs. Your little personality is starting to unfold right in front of our eyes. Daddy and I have loved watching you grow, discover, and explore new things this month. Each day you are getting stronger and mastering a new skill. Each day I think being your mommy can't possibly get any better than it already is, but it always does! Each day gets better and better! I still can't believe you are ours. I thank God everyday for you. I've said it before and will say it again...you have completed our life in a way that is indescribable. It's amazing how much love you have added to a home that was already filled with so much love. You are the greatest thing that has ever happened to us, baby.

I have no new stats this month because we do not see your pediatrician again until next month. However, you are continuing to grow like a weed! It's hard to believe you used to be inside my belly! I just love your little leg rolls, chubby little cheeks, little nose, and chunky little feet! You still have your beautiful blue eyes and your hair is still light brown. 

You smile all the time and it's simply the best thing ever. Daddy and I can't get enough of those little smiles. You still love when we talk to you. You just smile away :) On March 14th, you laughed for the first time. It was just a little laugh but a sweet glimpse of what is to come! 

You now love tummy time! Whenever you are a little fussy I just put you on your belly and you are as happy as can be! You will stay on your tummy with your head raised and just hang out. It's adorable. 

You continue to love bath time. You just love the water so we are really excited to see you in the pool and ocean this summer! We rarely swaddle you anymore. You are slowly starting to grow out of loving your MamaRoo (swing). You still like to sit in there sometimes and stare and babble to the mobile above, but you much prefer tummy time, laying on a blanket, laying in your car seat, and especially laying in mama or daddy's arms. You are now in size 2 diapers and wearing clothes from 3 months - 6 months.

Speaking of babbling, you are a babbling and cooing machine! People tell us that you will probably be an early talker with how much you love to babble. I absolutely love hearing you babble and getting a glimpse of your little voice! 

You continue to be a content little thing. You are still a great eater and a great sleeper. We're still breastfeeding great and you are still sleeping about 14 hours a night with two short feedings in between. You still continue to nap here and there throughout the day but you are now spending longer times awake, which I love! 

We are starting to get out and about more now that you are older. Mama's not as nervous about germs! We have lunch dates with your aunties (my girlfriends) weekly, which is so much fun! I'm getting so excited for the warmer weather when we can eat outside!

This month's firsts: 
1. First Short Laugh
2. First Trip to the Mall

3. First St. Patrick's Day


So here we are! Another beautiful month with you, sweet girl. I'm making sure to soak up every minute because it goes fast. You teach us new things every day and there is nothing we love more than watching you grow, learn, and discover new things with each passing day. We are excited to continue watching you grow and living this beautiful life with you.

We love you to the moon and back, baby girl!

Love,
Mama and Daddy