|Our little snuggle baby|
- I am a great mom. In a blog written before Remy's arrival, I questioned whether I would be a good mother. I've since found myself apologizing to Remy because she's a bit of a guinea pig. Sometimes her head gets stuck when I take her shirt off or she gets soap in her eyes while she's taking a bath. She often naps in her carseat so I can run errands. I missed seeing the first time she rolled-over without my help. I've walked around with spit-up on my shoulder for God knows how long until I finally noticed. I don't have her on a perfect "schedule." There are days when I forget to read her a book. BUT, I am a great mom and I am reminded of this every single time she smiles and laughs at me. I'm far, far from perfect - but Remy knows exactly how much I love her. And I believe that's really all that matters.
|Remy's first time swimming (she loved it)!|
- Remy is a great daughter. A few weeks ago, my mom held Remy up to a mirror, looked at her and repeatedly asked her to "say boo!" Remy eventually formed her lips in a puckered "boo" shape and very slowly let the noise escape - as if she was trying to blow a bubble! She did it over and over and over again, just having so much fun imitating the word. Today when we ask Remy to "say boo" she says it with a very loud assurance - "BOO!" So, she's officially ready for Halloween :) She has also found her hands and loves to put them in her mouth. If Jonny looks at her and pretends to suck on his thumb, she'll mimic him and do the same. She gives us big smiles when we fan a blanket up and down in front her her face while saying "peek-a-boo!" And she loves to drop toys off the little tray on her booster seat because she knows we'll pick them up for her. We're enamored with her every move and completely wrapped around her finger.
- I now understand "time flies." Many people advised me to enjoy my time off because babies grow so fast. They were right. It seems like yesterday I was holding a 7lb sweet pea who could curl up on the inside of my elbow. Today I'm juggling our pork chop between my arms every few minutes because she's grown so sweetly chubby. My greatest hope upon returning to work is that I will relish those few precious hours before bedtime on weekdays. The dishes can wait. Life is so busy and if I don't take the time to stop, I'll miss the opportunity to absorb moments (big & small) of Remy's brave new world.
|Remy's first trip to Chicago ("bean baby")|