Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's the Little Things

It's amazing how your life changes when you have kids.  I always wanted to be a mom, and I know life would be different.  But I never knew just how much I would change.  I used to love five star vacations, fancy dinners and shopping sprees.  None of those things matter anymore.  Wait, I take that back.  I still love the shopping sprees.  But instead of Coach, it's Carter's.  And when I walk into Macy's, I go straight to the baby clothes, instead of the shoe department.  Even if my husband or I actually need something, we end up changing our minds and spending money on the baby. 

It's the little things that make me happy now.  Waking up to a smiling baby in the middle of the night.  Watching her stare up at the sheep go 'round on her swing, like it's the most amazing thing she's ever seen.  I love seeing my husband's face light up when he gets home, and watching them interact.  I get so excited when I see that she's gained weight.  Or when she does something new, even if it's just holding onto her toy.  I love seeing the expressions on her face while she kicks her feet and waves her arms at the toys on her activity mat.  Most of all, I love the snuggle time with my baby girl.  Yes, I know there is house work to be done and meals to be cooked.  Or at least, I know there should be.  Usually I spend a large part of the day feeding her.  But I can't help but spend more time playing with or cuddling my sweet baby girl.  I love to hold her on my chest and watch her sleep so peacefully.  These are the moments that I live for now.  No, my house isn't spotless.  There are burp cloths and toys everywhere.  And I'm pretty sure that the man at the local pizza restaurant knows me by name.  (We've eaten take out from there twice this week.)  But none of that matters.  Kennedy will only be little once, and these are times I can never get back.

I call these the counting sheep pictures!  Kennedy loves her swing, and loves her sheep friends!

Snuggle time with Mommy!  We can never get enough of this!

Kennedy loves to catch up on her day with daddy when he gets home from work!


  1. Those pics are so cute Jenn! Later in life we wont remember if our house was a mess we will hopefully just remember that we loved our children and enjoyed every moment we could with them! I told me DH tonight while the two of us surrounded Tessa while she played on her play mat that it was one of the best moments of my life.. I am going to cry if I say anymore. Kennedy is so beautiful you are very blessed!

  2. Kennedy is absolutely precious. Take in all the moments you have with your baby girl. I'm glad she is doing so well despite all the obstacles you have faced.