Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day, and then some

Yikes, I just looked back and realized it has been over a month since I last wrote, Whitney is still wearing her jacket in most of the pictures, man oh man.
The last month or so has flown by, of course, as they usually do. The weather has turned nice, downright HOT these past few days, and I feel that spring & summer is now fully here. I have been trying to soak up as much time with Whitney as possible, just me and her, my FIRST baby. I am not worried about “sharing my love” between two children as I know this happens all the time, I am more concerned about making Whitney feel just as special as she does right now. I imagine it will take some time, but I am hoping it goes fairly smooth.

Since today is Mother’s Day it makes me reminisce over the past (almost) two years of her being here and I can’t help but instantly start crying. As you all know, she has come so far and is doing so incredibly awesome it is just such a blessing to have her with us. Each day is a special one and I absolutely adore this child. Her vocabulary is growing, still babbling constantly but trying to say new words all the time. Today she strung two words together (I’m with Dada…while they were swinging together) and we couldn’t believe it. I am so anxious for her to talk more, but know Andy and I were late talkers and have talked to plenty of Mom’s whose children didn’t start to “get it” until 2 to 2.5 years old. I know it will come, I just want to hear her TALK now.
We were able to Skype with my parents and my aunt from CA was at their house so we got to see her too, bonus! Being a Mom now really makes me appreciate all the sacrifices my own Mom made in her lifetime. And for me to have a daughter, I understand her wanting to have a daughter too (thus trying after 3 brothers before me!) I can only pray I have the same sort of relationship with my Whitney and my Mom and I have. She is a wonderful person and I am happy to call her not only my Mom, but truly, also my friend.

It seems that throughout the day I will think of things I want to blog about and even have paragraphs written down in my mind, but when it comes to actually sitting down and writing it I go blank. There is so much more going on but I guess I'm a loss for words right now. I AM excited though to share some photos I’ve been taking of her lately. I recently attended a 4 hour photography workshop to learn more about our DSLR camera and to (finally) take it off auto and shoot in manual mode. It was so much fun and I’ve been obsessed with taking photos ever since. Here are some of my favorites, along with the old camera phone photos as well.
Happy Mother’s Day to all!