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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

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  1. Oh my goodness, she is such a pretty little one!!! :)

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  2. She is the most precious!! God bless her!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  3. "omg I think this means she loves me back!!!!!" <--- My faaavorite line! Haha!

    She is SO CUTE. I love how you weighed her haha! And she has the cuuutest blankets. I want them all in adult sizes for my house. Ha!

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    1. hahah she was doing blank stares until recently so when she smiled at me I was like SHE TOTALLY LOVES ME OMG. Died. and Thank you!!! I was so curious how big she was so I was like well.. we DO have a scale that shows ounces so...

      Seriously I wish her blankets were big enough for me, too. And her clothes. When you have a baby, stay away from Old Navy unless you want to go broke haha

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  4. She is precious!!!! I'm so glad everything is going well for your little family!!

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    1. Thank you!! So glad for you, too! T is so dang cute!!!

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  5. She is absolutely gorgeous!! Yay for baby smiles that aren't gas. Drew swears he got the first smile from Emmy, but she was a week old. That was gas Babe. Ha ha!

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    1. hahah awh that's so funny! I love seeing Jason be a dad, he'd probably claim the same thing if I asked! :) And thank you so much!!

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  6. She is so adorable! Taylor was born with a stork bite on the back of his neck and it's almost completely gone now (plus his hair covers it). I kind of love noticing the faded little red marks when I do spot it because it reminds me of newborn Taylor. Haha. Isn't being the mom the best? Especially those smiles. They make sleepless nights bare-able.

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  7. So precious! I teared up when Leighton smiled at me for the first time so I'm glad I'm not the only one. I found poop on the "fur" rug in her room and I'm mostly just confused as to how it got there. So yeah probably need to steer away from white too. Glad to hear motherhood is going well!

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  8. This has me so excited to read and gave me goosebumps! Y'all are seriously the most awesome (and best looking) parents! Little baby B seems to be such a cool baby too! It's crazy how much she resembles Jason, but I see some of your features in her too! I'm glad motherhood is welcoming you with open arms so far girl :)!

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  9. Love Jason's "modeling" sleeping, not really sleeping pose. lol Haha Oh man, I can't tell you the last time I bought something white. You'll quickly learn how pointless it is. When they get older, it doesn't matter how many times you've washed and wiped their hands, there's always something on them, and boom, it gets on any and all things white. (; You're totally not weird. I still look at my now 2 year old (almost 3) when she's sleeping and cry because I love her so much. #emotionalmomprobs

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  11. So beautiful! I love how she's throwing up the peace sign in that photo with the car seat, like "hey, life is good" lol. I'm glad that motherhood has come so easily for you Candace that's really a blessing. I don't have children but I can relate to crying over something as simple as a baby smiling at me lol. I'm such a softie for the little ones. Congratulations again my dear!

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  12. That top picture she looks so snug & comfy. :)

    The picture of her & Jason where they are awake, she looks like him. She has his eyes. Cute.

    Have a great weekend, pretty lady! :)

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  13. OMG!!! She's so perfect!! ahhhh!! Sooooo happy for you both!! Laughed so hard about the poop on the white sheets haha!!!

    Love that you share such sweet snapshots with us!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    xx Olivia
    www.hellooliviablog.com

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  14. She is just so precious! Congrats to you two! Love the name you picked!

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  15. oh my goodness, she is so freaking precious. love the picture of her on the scale, and the one of her and Jason on the couch with his hand on her head made me laugh.

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