Friday, April 29, 2016

What in the ever living...

I am sure you can fill in the rest.  So there is no mistaking my daughters photos.  When you see her, she is in a brace.  She has a medical condition, and has to wear it.  Cool.  What isn't cool is when instead of folks asking what it is, or for, they assume I did something to her.  WTF?!  She was born that way.  Thanks.

I didn't even think twice until yesterday when I got terrible looks and questions at the restaurant we were at.  Then I looked at the support group I am a part of on Facebook.  Some of the parents even had DCFS called on them by neighbors.  Seriously.  If you are so curious, just ask.  I don't care.  I'd rather get more kids and babies screen for hip dysplasia and get them aware of how common it really is.  Don't judge.  She is getting the best medical care possible.  But how crappy for some folks to assume that parents hurt their kid?  My goodness.

via google images

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mom Life

So I am pretty sure that when I was pregnant, I had these thoughts, dreams, and ideas of what motherhood would be like.  And then when that baby comes, it is so different.  Different good.  Your outlook on things is different.  Your priorities are different.  Your give a shit factor-different.
That tiny human just changes it all.  And it is amazing.  Yes, I just started a sentence with And.

I just read this article on motherhood.  My instant though was "Holy shit, this lady nailed it".

Worth the read.  I sent it to my DH and said "Don't even walk through that door tonight until you read this.  I am having a day".  It was a hard day.  Irritable baby, and when you work from home, you don't get much done.  It was just exhausting.  But I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

3 Months!

My little one is already 3 months old.  Yes, I suck at posting on here.  Mostly because it takes time away from a sweet baby girl.  She is asleep now.  Yes:) Morning coffee and blogging!!

3 Month Old Smiley Baby!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2 Months Already?!?

So I have been a bit behind in the world of motherhood.  Our little girl is everything we could ever hope for.  She is already two months old, and it seems like she was born yesterday.

She is sleeping well at night.  Loves her doggies.  Cries like a pterodactyl.  Just started to suck her thumb.  Has the most beautiful spikey red hair and blue eyes.  I can't wait to continue to watch her grow!!

Here are a few photos...enjoy!!

Photo by Rebecca Gould

Her first smile captures on film

2 months old!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Welcome to the world little one...

39 weeks, and 4 days later, we finally met you!  Olivia Maeve, you are everything we wanted, dreamed of, hoped for, prayed for, and loved.

She graced us with her roar to the world on January 15th!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.  Praying for all those who have to sacrifice these holidays with working. From service men and women, to doctors and nurses, to police and firemen.  Thank you for standing the watch.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holiday Thoughts

This post was on my FB page yesterday.  

"The holidays can be a rough time of the year for folks. Whether they have an illness, lost their job, are suffering from something you don't even know about or could understand-this quote says it all. I have seen so much suffering this month amongst my friends. I pray that everyone overcomes their struggles and has someone to lean on."

I have family members and friends who have lost jobs.  Friends who have been diagnosed with untreatable cancer.  Friends who just need someone there for them.

We all have our demons.  We all have our issues.  They may not seem "big" to other people that are suffering, but they may be big to the person it is affecting.  Maybe that lost job is the first rejection they have ever had.  Maybe they can't provide for their family.  Perhaps that illness was just the breaking point of that person.  Who knows.  It is really easy to judge.  It is tough to understand.  Forgive.  Accept.  

This holiday season, reach out to those suffering.  Reach out to everyone.  You never know what battles people are facing each day-and they might just NOT tell you about it or advertise on FB, etc.  Be kind.  Always.