Mar 27, 2013

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." -Maya Angelou

Thing on my mind: Giving birth has irrevocably changed me. Being a mom is the most amazing thing I could hope to do with my life. This little angel is such a blessing.

Favorite moment: Waking up each morning with Everly in our bed. Her early morning smiles make my heart happy.

Songs on repeat: Radioactive, If I Lose Myself, and The Phoenix

Favorite activity: Baby wearing. I wouldn't get a single thing done if I couldn't strap Everly to me. If you want to try baby wearing I recommend this sling, this sling, this mei tai, or this carrier.

Books I'm reading: The Baby Book, Beyond the Sling, and Tenth of December

Project: Getting Everly command sponsored. This makes it legal for her to be here in Japan. It takes forever.

Show I can't get enough of: The Following. Aaron and I hate waiting for new episodes.

Food I'm loving: Hint of lime tortilla chips with queso dip.

Daily Revelation: Life is Beautiful.

Favorite Pictures:
xo Sue

A Magical Month

Mar 20, 2013

This has been the most challenging, incredible, beautiful month of my life. Everly is growing and changing every day. It is such a blessing to be the mom to this little angel.

  • Grandma left last night after spending a month with us. It was so much fun to have her with us and Everly definitely misses her. So do I.
  • Everly is sleeping 4-5 hours at night now which is so nice for me. She also takes great naps and sometimes I even take them with her. We've been bed sharing and we all love it. 
  • She's a pro at eating and growing. I'm not sure what her weight is now but last time she was weighed she was up almost a pound from her birth weight. 
  • She loves to sit up, look around, and practice holding her head up on her own. She started holding her head up two weeks ago and now she can do it so well. 
  • Everly's favorite time of day is when daddy comes home from work. He washes his hands, picks her up, and plays with her until she wants dinner. She loves looking at faces and her daddy's is one of her favorites. She also loves to make noise at him gets excited when he makes noise back.
  • A few days ago Everly started smiling real smiles and she smiles the most when her daddy is playing with her. I love to watch the two of them together. It's my favorite part of the day.

My dear, sweet Everly. You are an absolute joy. I count you as my biggest blessing every single day.
xo Sue

Everly's Newborn Photos

My Heart

Mar 11, 2013

My baby will be three weeks old tomorrow. It's moving by so quickly and I'm loving every second of it. She's keeping her eyes open for longer every day. She's learning to hold her head up on her own. She's gained almost a pound since her birth, and an inch and a half in length. She loves to nurse and is an absolute pro at it. She's a total mama's girl, but she adores her daddy and grandma too. Between the three of us hardly a minute goes by that she's not being held or kissed or adored. I love to sit and stare at her. She makes the best noises and her sneeze is the cutest sound ever. Her big blue eyes stare straight into mine and I swear she understands me when I talk to her. There are laughs, tears, smiles, and sleepless nights. She is the best part of life. I adore being the mom to this little lady.
xo Sue