May 12, 2013
Today … for the first time … I find myself on the other side of Mother’s Day. There’s truly no way to understand the feeling of being a mom, until you are one. Motherhood wasn’t an accident for me … we enjoyed a few years of marriage, we waited for the perfect time in our careers, we bought a home with a designated nursery, we decided on an early November birthday, and we researched trying for a girl. Aylah was a dream in our lives before she was an embryo in my womb, and we couldn’t be more thankful that God granted us the desires of our heart!
Today she is 6 months old and the light of my life. She smiles when she wakes up. She whines when she’s tired. Her neck is ticklish. She eats her shoes. She rubs her feet together like a cricket. She loves the bath. She hates being on her tummy. She babbles … loudly. She poops … frequently. She prefers her food on her hands and in her hair. She laughs when puppy licks her. Her rolls have rolls. She sleeps really well … most of the time. She cuddles … less than I’d like. She loves music … especially John Mayer. She spits up on herself, and me, and the furniture. She has a strong will that tests my patience … and huge blue eyes that melt my heart. She is my baby girl.
I will always gladly take the bad with the good, because that is being a mom … and I’m so blessed that I get to be hers.
A HUGE thanks to my good friend and fellow photographer Karen of Boutique Photography by Karen Lee for taking some Mommy&Me pictures of Aylah and I. Downfall of being a photographer … I’m never in any pictures. These are the first pictures that I have of me and my little girl together … shame on me!!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the moms out there, especially to those who do not have their little ones to hold.