Monday, November 12, 2012

My Baby

I can't even believe how lucky we are to have such a sweet baby. This little girl is the best sleeper and she has been so happy. She has made my life so easy. I have had a lot of time to think about motherhood over these past few weeks. It is still so overwhelming for me to think that this little girl is mine. Over the past 3 and a half years I have completely lived through my brother and sister in-law. I have loved and obsessed over their children. My sister Kate and I always refer to them as "my babies". Whenever I had free time I was there spending time with them. Now I look at this sweet baby of mine and I can't get over that she is my baby. Mike and I made her and she is all mine. 

For months I wondered what Violet would look like and what kind of personality she would have. I have loved getting to know her more and more each day. I have had a few moments where my emotions have gotten the best of me. It is hard to have this sweet girl and be so far from family. I want her to have a good relationship with them and I want her to know them. It has made me value my family more then I ever did before and especially my mom. It will be a good growing time for us and a time where mike and I will strengthen our relationship. For now we will just love on this sweetie pie as much as we can.


Hilary Lemon said...

Lauren, Violet is beautiful. And I know what you mean about being apart from family. I was so sad that my mom couldn't come out when Charlie was born. But it made that first meeting so much sweeter.

Enjoy your teeny one. Charlie rolled over last night for the first time. Mike was so excited. I was so sad! The time flies.

Amy and Jon said...

There is nothing sweeter than a newborn! I'm glad you are enjoying every second of this special time. And I is hard to be across the country from your family when you just have a baby. The good news is that you don't have a job (besides being a mom which is hard!) so you'll be flexible to go visit often!

J Hayley B said...

Laur - she looks so much like you!

Dayna said...

She is so unbelievably perfect. I feel ya a little bit on the being apart challenge... I miss having you around with our kiddies and it KILLS me that I can't hold that sweet baby girl. The pictures are like a double edged sword... I love seeing them and they give me the fix I need while we're not with you, but then I die because I just want to shnuggle her!!!!!!!! Hang in there, Christmas is just around the corner! I can't wait!