Friday, November 13, 2009

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things...

Being a new mom is wonderful. Despite the interrupted sleep and poopy diapers, being a mom is even better than cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels and I submit even better than door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. (Which is saying a lot because who doesn't love a good schnitzel!) So today I want to share with you what makes motherhood so great. With no further adieu, here are a few of my favorite things:

1. The smell and softness of MaryKate right after her bath.

2. Her unexpected smile or giggle while she's sleeping.

3. Walks with her in the stroller through the beautiful fall leaves.

4. Hiccups! She gets cursed with them almost 10 times a day and they shake her to the core.

5. Her chin quivering cry... I don't have a picture of this because I'm usually frantically making a bottle or changing a diaper, but you'll have to take my word for it... It's heart wrenchingly cute.

6. Naps with MaryKate. To feel her breathing, heart beating, and snuggling close is a feeling like no other... it soothes us both!

7. The new swing we just bought her that we affectionately refer to as "The Nanny". She loves The Nanny and I do too because it frees up my hands and rocks her to sleep for me.

8. Big Yawns! She reminds me of a little cub every time she opens up her mouth and closes her eyes and gives a long, adorable yawn. (disclaimer: this is not MaryKate. She does not have that much hair.)

9.Her bum cheeks. I love them! After she peed all over me, we took this picture and decide it was time to transition from newborn diapers to size 1.

10. Watching James hold her. I'm so glad when daddy comes home! He is our saving grace at times. He radiates hope and needed relief! Nothing melts my heart more than watching him hold her. I am so grateful for him.


Becca said...

Great post and pictures!

Lindsay said...

She is too cute, Kath! Loved the post and I concur with everything you said! Love you!!

Carrie said...

Love that you're a mom. You're a natural! Call me soon and update me on how you're doing!

Emma and Dan said...

That is a great list and I love all of the pictures. Except: I started cracking up when I saw the picture of the stroller. I get that you were trying to get a picture of her on a walk with the fall leaves and everything, but she looks a little...lonely. :)