Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cousin Love
We are in Utah for Mike's vacation between first and second year of dental school. We are soaking up all the family time that we can. It has been so fun. On Sunday we were taking family pictures and my sister in-law Dayna captured some adorable pictures of all the cousins together. I love it!! Some of my best friends growing up were my cousins. I really hope Vi can have a close relationship with her cousins. Don't worry there will be a million more pictures of these cuties over the next few weeks. I just love it!!!

 The 2 girlies Jayne and Violet

 These girls really know how to rock the signature Magleby bow

 How much does Vin's face kill you?
 Yeah it's not very easy to get 4 kids under the age of 4 to all look at the camera at the same time.

 Baby Love!

 It's okay for cousins to hold hands 

Yes the impossible happened. There is a decent picture of all 3 of us together.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Baby Friends
I took some baby pictures for our friends yesterday. How scrumptious is this little guy? We let Violet play with him for a bit before they headed home. She has had her first real play time with other babies this week. On wednesday at play group one of her little friends tried to eat her arm while the other wanted her shoes. It's so funny to watch them interact with each other. As you will see in the last picture Vi was already holding hands. It's a good thing Mike wasn't home or he would have given them a talking to. I love the stage she is in right now. She is so fun to play with. Then I see this squishy newborn and I want to just make her cuddle me.
Oh and it's pretty much a tornado/flood outside right now so I think we will be staying inside today. 

They did this all on their own

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Our Life According to my I-Phone
My mom, sister, sister in-law and I have a long group text where we send pictures of the babies and what everyone is up to. Usually at least once a day someone sends out a picture. It has been so nice to keep in touch with my family that way. We face time a lot too. I find myself taking pictures of Violet all the time so that I can send them to my family and so that I can send them to Mike while he is at school all day. He misses out on a lot of our day to day life, so I try to keep him up to date with what we are doing. Here are just a few of the pictures that get passed around. Of course they are pretty much always of baby girl, but lets be honest that's all my family really wants to see anyway.

Visiting the fish at the grocery store

Macaroon making

I'm fabulous!

Look at that chub!!

Happy to see me when she wakes up from a nap.

Aunt Jo Jo made vi this great bib. It actually works really well for keeping her entire body clean haha.

Monday, April 15, 2013

When Did You Love Your Baby?
The other day I was catching up with a good friend and we started a conversation about pregnancy babies blah blah blah. Seriously once you have a baby that's pretty much all you talk about. We got onto the topic of loving your baby and the connection that moms can form with their baby while they are in the womb. I decided I wanted to document a bit of my experience with that so I remember. I'm not sure if it will be the same way with all my children.
When I got pregnant I was obviously overjoyed and happy and all those positive adjectives. Let me start out by saying there was never a time that I didn't love my baby. I was so so grateful for her. I had a few conversations while I was pregnant, with people who talked about how much they already felt connected and like they had this amazing bond with their baby. I never had that. I never felt those strong ties to Vi while she was in me. I wish that is something I could have felt but I didn't. I know lots of people say they feel that huge overwhelming love once the baby is born and they hold them for the first time. Of course I loved Vi the moment I saw her and knew she was mine. I did not have those strong feelings though. I can honestly say now at almost 6 months that it took me some time to feel like I had that great connection with her. I was kind of waiting for that moment for awhile. I knew I was suppose to feel certain things but I just didn't get there right away.  I feel like I have more love for her now then I did when she was born. I am at the point  where I feel like she really is mine. I think for some time there it just didn't feel real and I didn't feel like I was actually a mom to this baby. 
I don't know if it will be that way with my other kids and I don't know if that is weird that it took me so long. I guess it was more that I needed to know her before I felt it. I admire those mom's that feel it from the moment they know there is a baby inside them. In many ways I wish I could do that. 
 So there is my rant. I don't know if others are in the same boat as me but at this stage I am more connected to Vi then ever before. She has become my buddy and my sidekick. I am so grateful I have her. I miss her when she naps and I can't kiss her enough. When I look at her I see Mike and I and it gives me such a great amount of joy. She is my sweetest little love bug