Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3 years of wedded bliss

THREE years ago today we were saying "I Do".  

Our wedding was a pain in the butt to plan. We had to do everything by email...half of the things were screwed up on the big day, but when it came time to walk down the aisle, none of that stuff mattered to me.  Mixed up flowers, wrong color cake, ruined veil. The only important thing was I was marrying my best friend.  

To say that it has all been easy would be a tall tale, but having you by my side on this journey has been the delight of my life. I love raising babies with you, our dance offs, how you can fix anything, road-tripping with you, how you can never find anything even when its in front of your face :) Thank you for this life we share together, for your unconditional support and for being the best husband & Daddy to our girls.

I love you Mr. Leif,

-The Mrs.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Life lately/ Em 1 month

It’s so true what they say about time with kids.  The days feel long but the weeks and months fly by.  This feels like the longest/shortest month ever.

I’ll be honest, it’s not the newborn that’s exhausting me, it’s her very active 2.5 year old sister. I seriously look at people who work with toddlers for a living and wonder what is in their genetic makeup that I’m missing.  Toddlers (well at least my toddler) are on the go constantly. I used to have a second to breath when she took naps but once we transitioned her into a toddler bed....naps went bye-bye along with the crib. I wouldnt complain for a second if she slept in past 7:30 at least....but its almost a joke referring to 7:30 as sleeping in.

Emilia has been a good baby for the most part. She's a very light sleeper and its just really difficult to settle her down, especially at takes a lot of patience for this exhausted mama...she also has reflux, so its a non stop spit up fest around here. I must go through at least 5 shirts a day. Cutting out dairy helps, but lordy is it hard to eliminate it completely.

Sienna is handling her role as big sister much better than we anticipated, there is no jealousy at all (sigh of relief)....just sweet lovin on her baby sis all day. If Em is crying and I walk over to her to give her the paci, Sienna runs ahead of me and says "no let me do it mommy" I cant wait for Em to be old enough to love her back.

At her 1 month appt she was an ounce shy of 10 lbs
I'm not used to having a chubby baby, her rolls just make me giggle.

6 weeks old

She loves to be worn, held all day, and have her fuzzy head rubbed.  Her eyes are looking dark green. She’s been generous with her smiles this week which make my heart happy.  She might be cute and tiny, but the she grunts, groans and farts like an old man, it makes Sienna laugh and say things like  "that was nasty baby emmie" and of course giggles follow.