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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

mommy moments

I can't believe I'm coming up on nearly two months of being a mama.  Seriously, where has the time gone? A friend recently asked me how it was being at home and if I was bored...ha ha! It's been quite the contrary so far. My days seem to fly by and I don't even know where the time goes. This has definitely been a good opportunity for me to slow down the pace a bit and truly savor the moment rather than trying to do it all.  And I must say, it's been difficult at times to allow myself to do that without feeling guilty that I'm not doing more.

I'm just now starting to juggle life at home, which includes cooking, cleaning AND taking care of my precious girl. I thought I would just share some of my most favorite moments each day...

  • Snuggles with London: After the much loved 'milk coma' [when she's completely passed out from having a full belly], London likes to curl up in a little ball and rest her head on her arms against my chest. I have to admit, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It's something about knowing that I've taken care of my daughter and that she finds such comfort laying on her mama.  
  • With the sleep deprivation that comes with having a newborn, it's pretty difficult to find devotional time with the Lord.  Much to my surprise, the wee hours, as in 3am & 4am have become perfect for this.  Prior to giving birth, I didn't really come up with a game plan on when and how devotional time would happen, but it kind of formed on its own. Oh, how my soul needs this time!
  • Recently, baby girl has been cooing quite often. I love to just watch her have a conversation with herself or mommy and daddy with such animation. The other day, we videotaped it for her Papa [my dad] and as we were watching it, she started cooing in response to the video. I think she got excited all over again. It's the cutest thing ever!
  • The list can go on and on, I promise, so I'll just leave you with this last one...I mentioned before that she is now starting to smile when she's awake.  Initially, it was when she first woke up in the morning [who did she get that from...definitely not me!], but now, it's when we come near her or when we talk to her. Her smile lights me up and has become one of my favorite things.
As you can see, this mama is completely smitten :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

one month photo

In lieu of my previous post, I thought I'd post a picture of our baby love at ONE month!

Just a caution: get ready for EXTREME CUTENESS (or at least her mama thinks so)!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

the happenings of a ONE month old

I can't believe our baby girl is ONE MONTH old! The time has gone by so incredibly fast.

Life with a newborn has been absolutely amazing and challenging all in one! I must say the transition has gone remarkably well. London is a great sleeper and we have been averaging three to four hours with each stretch! We've had a few nights where she slept for only a couple of hours and I definitely can tell the difference. Our little lady is growing exponentially and seems to be more advanced than the average newborn and I'm not just saying that because she's my daughter.  She is an active one and loves to 'help' with everything, like diaper changes and feedings. The one problem I see with that is that she can't actually do anything just yet.  In addition to being a little assistant, she holds up her head and lifts it up too...AMAZING! I guess I should've known we would have a busy bee on our hands when I was pregnant since she was always bouncing around in my belly.

So to commemorate her one month birthday, here are a few of her favorite things:
  • Eating
  • Sleeping
  • Going potty
  • Weeks 1-3: Smiling in her sleep
  • As of week 3: Looking around and looking at you as she's held, smiling when she's awake
  • Falling asleep in your arms
  • Snuggling after she's fed
And here are few of her hated things:
    • The car seat
    • Being swaddled (as of week 4)
    • Car rides
    • Diaper changes
    • Being naked
    Well that's all for now...mommy duty calls!

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Introducing...

    london elyse warsaw
    born march 2, 2012
    at 8:41am
    8lbs 5oz
    20 inches


    * For those of you who are on FaceBook, I'm sure you've seen that our little lady is here. I realize that there are some of you who aren't on FB who follow my blog. I apologize for the delay in posting, but as you can imagine we've been adjusting to our new family of three. London is absolutely perfect and things are going really well. I can't wait to share more about life these days as a mom!


    Monday, February 27, 2012

    oh baby... 38 weeks!

    It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted. I apologize to those of you who read my blog regularly! Life has been quite busy and has been moving along so fast! As of today, I only have 2 more days until my due date...TWO!  It's so crazy, surreal and exciting all wrapped into one!  Since I'm a little late on my bump photos, I thought I'd share photos from my 38th week!

    At 38 weeks, shortly after our maternity photo shoot!





    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    good news!

    I'm happy to report that Baby Love is head down as of my appointment yesterday!  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers...it means so much to me to know that you were all thinking and praying for us.  Last week, I scheduled an appointment with a chiropractor in hopes of getting baby to move. I canceled this appointment because as my doctor said, "we don't want to move her OUT of position!" No sir, we don't!!!

    Please continue to pray that she stays head down as we approach her arrival!


    Thanks again :)


    p.s. Stay tuned for a few belly photos to come...

    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    a new outlook at 37 weeks

    If you had spoken to me as I approached 37 weeks, you probably would have heard that I was counting down to this milestone.  You see, 37 weeks is the official green light in pregnancy that proclaims, "YOU'RE FULL TERM, YOU MAY NOW PASS GO!" I must admit, I was really excited about this week and was strongly encouraging Baby Love that it was A-OKAY to make her appearance sooner than later, just because she could!

    As I sat in the doctor's office yesterday afternoon, my entire perspective quickly changed. I found out that despite being head down just a couple of weeks ago, Baby Love is now transverse.  For those of you who have no clue what that is...she's lying sideways in my belly. This position = no bueno for vaginal delivery [insert sad face].

    So with this unexpected news, I am now very glad that I have 3 whole weeks to D-day so that she can get in the right position.  While the likelihood of this happening diminishes with each passing day, one thing I have on my side is the amount of amniotic fluid she's in.  There seems to be lots of it, which means baby girl is able to live it up a little more than the average Joe.

    This mama over here has already started to seek out what can be done to get her movin'. I started doing some of the very awkward positions and will be making an appointment with a chiropractor very soon in hopes that he can work his magic.  I think these things mixed with prayer is a good combination for success!  I am starting to realize that whatever is best for baby will ultimately happen and all will be well in the end!

    I would greatly appreciate your prayers in the next few weeks as we near the end of my pregnancy...thanks friends!