Tuesday, September 27, 2011

She works hard for *no* money!

Can you believe it's almost been 5 weeks since this little one came into the world?!
I would love to say that it's been a walk in the park and for the most part I've been pretty lucky but being a mom is truly the most exhausting and also the most rewarding thing! She has been a fairly consistent sleeper (about 3 to 4 hour stretches), she even teased me and slept through the night ONCE...just to show me she could do it I guess!
I feel like I'm taking things okay, it's been quite the roller coaster ride emotionally and physically but usually I only feel like screaming at 3:00am, and lets just be honest I give into those feelings more than not. I do have to say I have the most wonderful family and friends who are there for me to encourage me when I feel like I'm failing (which is a lot). This little thing didn't come with instructions so I'm going with the trial and error tactic with a little advice thrown in...

It is amazing how much she has changed just in 5 weeks. When she was just a week old my good friend Jamie who has a photography business on the side (I'm praying that she will be able to do it full time very soon!) took her newborn photos. She really has a great talent for photography and it's so fun to see her take photos because you can tell she truly loves doing it. Here are a few of the pictures from that day...

Don't you just want to kiss those lips?! I do a lot...
Laying on her beautiful quilt her Great Aunt Andrea made on top of the suitcase from Grandma Schmeck
I love this picture. Greg absolutely loves her, and I know the feeling is mutual!

Yes, she does cry...a lot...mostly right when we want to go to sleep! :)
This picture is probably my favorite because of the meaning behind it. This bear she is laying and next to is very special. My brother bought this bear and the smaller one next to her before his accident. The bear doesn't fit in the picture because it's about 5 feet tall! Anyone who knew my brother knows how funny this is, it's absolutely something he would do! Give me a life-size bear that I have no place to keep... it makes me smile every time I go into Everlee's nursery. I know he is laughing it up! The bear next to her is a sweet story too. When I was born I was given a koala bear from my uncle and I carried that guy (Ted- creative I know) around with me everywhere and I still have it. My brother had been searching the internet for a koala bear that looked just like the one I got when I was born so he could give it to Everlee when she was born. Well, he did find one and it looks EXACTLY like the one I have, it was delivered the week after his accident. To make this picture even better is the sweet onsie that Aunt Andrea and my good friend Kelly gave her, it's just too cute!!
How could you not love her right?!


  1. She is so sweet! The pictures Jamie took are so great! And I love the story that goes with that last picture!
    You're a good Mama!