Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Last night, my baby cried. She wanted me.
She wasn't hungry.
She wasn't wet.
She just needed her mom.
She needed a little love.
I reached over to hold her hand.
She grabbed it with both hands and pulled it close to her.
She stopped crying.
She hugged my arm the way a toddler hugs a security blanket or favorite stuffed animal.
That little bit of contact from me, made her feel safe and happy.
For now, I am her primary source of security and comfort.
She needs and loves me.
Being a mom can be so amazing.
I love my little Avynlee.

Five minutes later, after I was sure my little one was sleeping soundly, I leaned over and kissed her cheek. She smiled. Being a mom is so amazing.

This is a sampling of the adorable pictures my amazing friend, Carlye took of baby A when she was one week old. Yeah, that was three months ago. She's so much bigger now! I am smitten with my sweet, little baby. She is so wonderful!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cards!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Picture Fest

I've been working on scrapbooking my pictures of Avynlee to post...but I work and go to school and love my family so it's been put off many times. Here are some adorable pictures to hold you over.

My amazing friend, Carlye, took some adorable newborn pictures (they aren't in this post, sorry) which will be coming soon. And my talented sister, Aliese, made some birth announcements (also not in this post) which I'll post soon (and print and send out soon...geeze, biggest slacker).

Here's our girl.

One month old:
In her crib. I made the bedding. I think it's kind of adorable.

First cabin trip:

Clearly hates the bear outfit.
Looking out the big window at the amazing view.

(Her namesake is in the background)
Roasting hotdogs with momma (totally posed, I didn't really roast hotdogs with my baby)
Pretty hillside with chubby momma.
First Halloween:
I sewed some paws and a tail onto her little fleece bear outfit...and then it was quite warm and she roasted in it. First Trick or Treat. We went to a neighbor/coworker's house, and to our parents' houses.
Tubby Time:

Not terribly surprising that the offspring of Adam and Jennifer loves her some swimming. She's seriously the biggest fan. It's adorable.


My mom has the pictures of us all together. I'll get them soon perhaps.

I made her dress from the fabric my wedding dress was made out of. Her headband is made from the lace on the dress. The blanket is Belgian lace Aliese gave me which I sewed (haven't finished yet actually, hand stitching all of that is kind of a beast) on to some washable satin.

She's so pretty! I love being this baby's mom.