Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Don't Carpe Diem

I read this article the other day.

Don't Carpe Diem

I stumbled upon it from a Nashville photographer's blog.  She is a new mom, and I loved the honesty in her post regarding this article.  It's been floating around Facebook lately, and I see it is really resonating with lots of friends who are new moms.  Fortunately for us, George so far has been an incredible baby. He eats so well, sleeps relatively well ;) and is all around pretty happy. However, what has been so tough for me is this thought of making the most of every day and enjoying it while you can.

I hear it everywhere I go.  I was at Sweet CeCe's the other day with a friend and her new baby (George's girlfriend, Lily), and the two moms of the crazy toddlers running around the yogurt joint looked over and asked how old ours were.  We responded that our sleeping angels, calm and cozy in their carriers, were four weeks to which they responded, "Enjoy it while you can!  Go out to eat every night because soon this is what you'll be dealing with."

I can appreciate that advice and certainly have taken it.  B and I try and make the most of our little man's contentment.  We go out to eat, take walks, go to church.  I'll tell you though what is stressing me out...social media.  I truly think the woman in line at Target is no longer our issue.  Between Pinterest, Facebook and the many, many blogs I frequent, I am left already feeling inadequate as a mother.  There are hundreds of pins suggesting top ten pictures to take your baby's first month, birthday party ideas and announcements.  Facebook allows me to see all the cute, clever things random people I don't even really know are doing with their babies.  And it is pretty obvious I am not blogging enough. ;)  I so had intended to blog every day and document each and every tiny, yet monumental thing this baby did.  Seriously though.  I had to take a deep breath the other day and recognize, I am taking enough pictures of George (my iPhone can confirm that!), the announcements will get sent (just later) and surely by his first birthday party I can find the time to be creative again.  I just hope in the meantime I don't stress myself out so much trying to make the most of every day that I can truly learn to take it all in, sit back and just stare at this incredible miracle B and I created.  He truly is simply perfect.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Please don't call child protective services...

So apparently I am not as hot of a photographer as I like to think I am.  Prior to George's arrival, I spent my days on Pinterest and found some great photography ideas for my new little one.  Here was my favorite.

However, this was our attempt.

Needless to say I will leave the fancy photo shoots of my baby to the professionals. :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Look who's a month old!

 Happy one month birthday, George!

What George is loving this month...

George just loves this little guy, and it always calms him down.  Thanks, Aunt Laura! :)

Foo Fighters
George is definitely his father's son and loves him some rock and roll, especially some Foo!  But he really likes it when his daddy sings and plays for him.  Mommy needs to learn to play the guitar ASAP. 

Halo Sleep Sack

 The little guy gets in this warm, cozy sack and all is well in the world.  

Puj Tub 
The little man loves bath time.  He just does not like getting out of it. ;)

Bloom Coco Stylewood Lounger
And surprise, surprise...he actually LOVES this thing!  Seriously, this has been hands-down the best thing we got.  He lives in it!

This first month with George has been so unbelievable.  He is just the best baby. There is nothing better than seeing that little guy look up at you and smile.  Yes, he already smiles!  Each day he grows and changes so much.  I cannot wait to see what this next month has in store.

Time to catch up!

Wow!  Where have the last five weeks gone?  I'll tell you...time spent staring at my precious little angel. :)

So, let's catch up!  The week before my due date I had crazy high blood pressure (140/100) but was not dilated at all.  So, on Friday, December 16th my doctor sent us to the hospital to start inducing labor.  Oh how naive we were...I so thought we'd deliver by that afternoon.  Was even worried the out of town grandparents would not make it in time for Baby B's arrival.  Little did I know it would be 32 hours, seven popsicles and 64 minutes of pushing before we would meet George!  Here are some pics of our incredible experience.

Arriving at the hospital...feeling good my hair was clean but little did I know how long it would be before the actual delivery.  Trust me, hair and make-up became the last things on my mind. ;)

SO excited and anxious...and nervous!

They ran out of cherry and orange popsicles, so I only had grape which left me looking good with purple lips.

I made a candy bar for the nurses and guests to munch on.

My favorite nurse, Bonnie!  She was with us during the pushing and delivery and was amazing!

 George arrives!
SO unbelievably in love from the first second I met him.
 B couldn't be prouder!

 George was B's dad and granddad's name.

Meeting all the grandparents!

We were so happy the Titans suite was available!  Not because we are Titans fans but because it is bigger and room service for B too. ;)

Sweet friends Ashley and Ethan meeting George...
And bringing yummy treats! 

Rachel and Michael...and Baby Will due March 4th. :)

Matt and Paige

And precious Saylor loving on George :)

This is one of my favorite pictures.  Singing with my baby.  Here's hoping he gets his dad's voice though.

Getting ready to go home!

SO glad Oma was going home with us!

Chloe meeting her new brother...She did so well!

We made it through our first night home, and I cannot believe it was five weeks ago!  We have loved every night since. :)