Well hello - can you believe I have a one month old little girl?! I have honestly tried to squeeze every moment out of every day, so it doesn't quite feel like it's gone in a blink...but it definitely has gone by fast! Little miss sweet Selah is just pure delight! And how much fun that she found her voice and started noticing the world around her between 2 and 3 weeks! So cute to see her start noticing everything, and finding joy in her discoveries. I know that's why every age and stage will be special in its own way. Because while I loved the super sleepy, squishy, and quiet first days, I'm also loving the ones that are more lively and filled with personality. The sleep is less, (for both of us I think!), but the smiles and coos are more. So sweet. Selah is a happy little baby, seemingly filled with sunshine. Don't get me wrong...underfeed the poor girl and she'll let you know how she feels with a wide mouth and a red face! I prayed so often during pregnancy for my sweet one to be filled with the spirit and to be filled with the fruit of the spirit. So when she's joyful I often reflect on those prayers and praise the Lord.
The further I get from them, the more I appreciate those first couple weeks...when recovery demands rest and there is zero pressure (for me at least!) to address anything else that might need to be done. I don't know how often I put her down, but it sure wasn't much. So worth waiting for and I just can't ever get enough. This past week those mothering/domesticated instincts kick in...for me. And during those precious, priceless naptime hours I have to become a master prioritizer. Do I do the things I need or want to do...sleep, exercise, eat, craft, journal...or do I address what needs to be done...dishes, laundry, the nursery, cleaning. A choice always has to be made. (Looks like blogging won a few minutes of this one!) And sometimes the best choice is to watch my baby sleep or hold her during the nap! I love those times...and know I will miss them more than anything else I could be doing!!
Bath #2 was much happier than the first!
OH, and we took our first venture out the other day - it was hilarious. I was such a typical first time mom, sweating at the thought of her waking up and screaming in Target or Michael's. I even did RETURNS at Target no less. Yikes. And did you know the carts in Michael's are miniature?? No baby carrier is fitting in that thing! That was definitely a workout. She was a champ though. And I also managed without a major meltdown, so yay me too. Ha. I should also clarify after my last post that I have managed to take a shower at some point every day and I wash my hair every other. Please always keep in mind that I tend toward the dramatic. (Like I need to tell you this!) So while the hygiene is hard to come by, I do make it happen!! ;)
Okay, now for the fun...my first Pinterest project!! I love that the gals over at Lemon Tree Creations are hosting a Pinterest Project linky party and I've been excited all week to post mine. I love Pinterest so much because I'm so visual...so now I complete projects because I have them organized in one place and I don't forget about them. I know everyone has seen and delighted in that awesome melted crayon art...so I made my own! And I am loving it...can't wait to put it up in the nursery of my sweet girl. I added some lyrics from John Mayer's song about fathers and daughers. This was so much fun to make - seriously try it! Just know that the closer you hold the dryer to the crayons, the further down it drips...or so I found. Here's the link to the crayon project I pinned. And here's the link to my boards. Happy pinning!