Five. Five whole months with our precious Baker Bea. Five months, on December 8th, with our joyful, smiley, happy girl. I blinked and my baby is approaching half a year old. Cue all the tears over here!
(Cory took these pictures hence the crazy hair and no bow but that smile!)
Four. Oh hey, month 4 (She was 4 months on November 8th and my goal is to to get caught up over Christmas break!). You were such a fun but difficult month full of all kinds of new adventures! We have been slowly adjusting to life as a full-time working parents and just when things started to feel normal, we were thrown for a bit of a loop. Our first sitter quit unexpectedly quit on us on Halloween, but thankfully our friends and family stepped up to help until we were able to find another sitter. I feel like this was the first month that we struggled. Our sleepy-all-the-time newborn is gone and we now have a very active, needs-much-more-attention baby. We love how fun this stage is but there were some really long days adjusting. I also felt like my hormones were the most out of whack this month. It could have been Cory’s busy work schedule, but there were many days that I felt very overwhelmed. But, we all survived and made some wonderful 4-month memories!
A few weeks ago, we had Baker’s first milestone pictures, 3 months, taken by our photographer, Chase Todd and I just have to share them! Chase did such a good job capturing her little personality. It fell perfectly between her nap and bottle and she was so happy and alert the whole 30-minute session–definitely a relief for our first real photo session since the hospital! Cory and I had a ball just watching Chase and Baker being silly while she hammed it up for the camera.
Go ahead and officially call me the worst blogger ever! This post is, again, a month behind (seriously, she was 4 MONTHS on 11/8) but I’m having the hardest time adjusting to being a working mom and still finding time to do things like blog or shower regularly.
But, I really want to remember these days so I’m composing this post from the notes I’ve jotted down in my phone the past few weeks. Also, Cory is chiming in today because this mama needed some help!
Three. Three whole months with our gal! Month three was such a bittersweet month. We slowly saw our newborn baby fading away and a smiley, more alert baby take her place. Her personality (which is laid back to the core!) really started to surface the past couple of weeks. I really, really enjoyed the newborn stage and while I know I will enjoy each new stage as they come, my time home with Baker was such a sweet, sweet time for us both. From the peaceful feedings to snuggly naps, I feel like I tried my best to soak up every single second I had while on maternity leave.