LOVELY LITTLE RANTS

Newborns (kinda)


 


GUYS HER BABY BLUES KILL ME!!















Jason won't let me caption dilf on instagram so I'll caption it here.
DILF.




Seriously you guys, seriously. I love these pictures so much!!! Freaking Alicia killed it with these pictures(once again). These were taken when Brighton was 3 weeks old so she was a newborn but not like fresh newborn, ya know? This girl has grown like a weed! Already 2 pounds over birth weight and 2" taller. Pretty sure I mentioned that in my last post, but I can't remember (too lazy to check, sorry). She is seriously a dream come true. I literally stare at her all day and can't even handle the love that oozes from every pore. Haha sorry I made that sound so weird but I don't even know how to describe my love for her. IT IS CRAZY. These pictures were taken in her nursery and I fully intend to do a nursery post because I love it so much!!

I still triple check on her after I put her to bed and I've filled up my phone with pictures and videos of every little move she makes. My phone officially is full... oops. Gotta dump all my pictures and videos onto my computer so I can fill it up again! She officially sleeps in her crib for all naps + at night time now. I wanted to transition her fairly early so she could get used to her crib and not have a hard time transitioning and I think it worked because as far as I can tell she didn't really notice the change at all. Also she started smiling at me way more!! I am so obsessed with her smile! Imagine getting noticed by your favorite celebrity. That is literally how it feels!!

Anyways, she is the best thing ever. And I hope she thinks I'm pretty cool, too. I can't wait to see her grow and get to see her personality and become besties that wear mom and me outfits. COOL RIGHT? (please validate me. Jason the other day- "you aren't going to be one of those moms who tries to match are you?" 0:) ) Also, I need her to not grow and just stay a baby forever. Tips welcome to achieve that.

xo
Candace

Snapshots + mom life



Don't worry Jason wasn't really asleep, she's safe on the edge of the couch! Just to clarify ;)


I love how she sleeps! She loves sleeping with her arms above her head so we usually don't swaddle her and let her get comfy.





She has the prettiest blue eyes!


I wanted to weigh her and we have a package scale so... I think she liked it!

Hello world! Guys, babies are the best. Especially when that baby belongs to you forever! Brighton is such a cool baby. That's the best way I can describe her. She goes with the flow and is always just so chill and relaxed. She only fusses a little bit when she need something, usually food. She's already a month old!! So crazy but (like EVERYONE always says) it seems like we've never been without our sweet baby girl. She is a professional napper and her first few weeks, she threw really great parties all night long. ;) She wasn't the best night sleeper but she is getting so much better at sleeping more through the night and just waking up to eat. 

Here's some good ol mom moments. You know, the ones that really welcome you into motherhood.

1. I've been thrown up on like 6 times and I don't even care. She never cries after so the worst part is just having to spend another 30 minutes feeding her again. But I mean 30 extra minutes to snuggle her isn't bad at all :) Only when it's a night feeding and all I want is sleep. 

2. She's pooped on our *white* rug and *white* bed spread. It came out fine but I guess this means I should probably stop buying white things... or stop changing her on white things.

3. I cried when she smiled at me. Yeah I know, I'm really a mom. She stared at me and just smiled for like 20 seconds. 20!!!! And it wasn't even because of poop/gas. She just did it and I couldn't handle it because I was like "omg I think this means she loves me back!!!!!" 

4. Her umbilical cord stump finally fell off at almost 4 weeks old. But when it falls off, you have to find it. I found it stuck to my boob. 

And now some quick things about baby girl so I can remember them forever, ya know? 
She still fits in newborn everything! She has grown about 2" since birth and gained 2 pounds. She smiles a lot, loves baths, loves the car, loves her swing, basically she is an easy little one to please. She recognizes our voices which is so cool!! Her stork bite (the red mark on her forehead) has faded a lot since birth. I don't even miss shopping for myself because I love buying her cute things. She sleeps in our room in a bassinet for now, we will probably move her to her crib soon! We're pretty sure she doesn't like her bassinet because she loves to stretch out when she sleeps and the bassinet seems cramped for that. She naps in her crib and loves it. She sleep talks so much and it's so cute. Basically I think everything is cute about her. Even when she poops it's cute. Newborn startle reflexes are probably the cutest things. She keeps trying to lift her head and roll over when she's on her tummy. 

Overall, we are both pretty dang obsessed with her! Transition into motherhood doesn't even seem like a transition at all. People keep asking if it's so weird having  a baby or if it's this or that and honestly, all I can say is it just feels natural! Like, it feels like this is how it's supposed to be. It's not hard because it was as expected. Like I knew sleep would be a work in progress since she's little and I knew I'd be taking care of someone 24/7, I guess I was more ready for it than I thought! I'm so grateful she is ours and I love being her mama :)

xo
Candace

A very rated G birth video


THOSE FINGERS



Brighton's birth video! My friend Megan from Sessions Films made it and I am so obsessed. I've probably watched it at least 100 times a day. Whenever the music starts playing, Jason's like "you're watching it again?!!!!!" haha and I'm always like "yes, shh, now I have to start it over because you talked!" Megan was so awesome and wanted to make sure she didn't miss the actual birth and camped out at the hospital alllllll night when we were first checked in. Once we realized it was going to take a lot longer than we anticipated she went home and waited to hear the word from us on when to come back.

It sounds dumb but that was one thing I was disappointed about with having a c section, that I couldn't have a "normal" birth video anymore with all the moments you get in a typical birth video. When she sent me this, I was literally so shocked that it was so amazing!!! She still got so many perfect moments and details without being there for the actual birth! Like I don't even know how it could have been any better. Basically, Megan is amazing! I will be that annoying mom that forces my kids to watch their birth videos every birthday or something and then cry because I'll be like "my babbyyyyyyy!!!!" as I watch it and see that they're growing up. Can't wait! ;)

Also I wanted to say THANK YOU!!!! Sooooooooo many people reached out after reading my birth story and so many people had super similar situations or just had such kind things to say! I want to say thank you individually to everyone but that might take a little longer and I wanted to say this really quick! I've felt so grateful for all the love and kindness and stories people have shared. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who takes 100 years to birth a baby. But really, thank you!!!

xo
Candace
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