Friday, October 21, 2011


I am officially a mom. As if birthing a child isn't enough to give you that title....I have gone even further by embracing a "mom hair cut." I eat my meals standing up ( usually with a baby in my arms), I shower at night mostly, I find myself whispering a lot, I am constantly thinking of the next chore I need to complete and at what point should I attempt it, I no longer carry a purse, but I rock a super cool mustard yellow diapy bag ;).......all of these things plus many more are becoming the norm for me.

I am really embracing my house still looking like a married couple's home, not a married couple with a kid's home. There aren't toys everywhere YET!! All of this to say, I am enjoying every bit of motherhood. Gabe just returned home this week from a two week tour in Canada. We get to be a family again, and it feels great to have him home to help with a nightly feeding ( which is the best) and give her lots of kisses. I missed him so much. I have got to get my energy up to have some special time with my husband. It has already been a is time to have a date night.

Did I just say ONE MONTH!?! Crazy huh? Amara is growing and changing everyday. We went back to the doctor ( who was my pediatrician when I was a child) for her check up and she is 8 lbs and 4.4 oz. Perfectly healthy doc says!  She is starting to look around more and focus her eyes. We have seen a couple of smiles, but still mainly when she is pooping or dreaming. They absolutely melt my heart!! She loves to eat and snuggle. Overall, she is a super happy baby! Time is already flying by and I just want to take in every moment. I want to take pics of her every second of the day. :) Gabe leaves for another tour the first week of Novemeber.....she will change so much in that time! I can't wait to see what the next month holds for our little family. I am looking forward to her first Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Amara's ONE MONTH "photo shoot" below.....Happy one month baby girl!

You can see here why we needed the paci in the other pics :)

Some other sweet moments we have been able to capture....


  1. I love you so much Sweet Baby Girl!

    Aunt Lori

  2. OMG she is the cutest girl in the whole wide world!!!! Love those 1 month pics!