Friday, April 10, 2009

Motherhood...

Today Chloe turned 7 months.
It almost snuck up on me, until I was paying $80 for diapers and the checkout woman asked how old she was.
EEK!
I almost forgot today was the 10th! We have LOTS to do today and now I must add in "7 month photoshoot" to my already momentous to-d0 list.
Today is my last day at 'home' for a couple weeks.
I sure am going to miss my own warm comfy bed, my warm, comfy husband and equally as much, the fact that my daughter sleeps fabulously when she's in her own element.
Hopefully I'll survive.
Turns out she's a go-with-the-flow kinda girl only to a certain point.
I can't even begin explaining what's on our agenda in the coming days, but I do have a couple highlights...
1. We're taking Chloe to her first Angels game tomorrow vs. the Red Sox!! I am so excited. I've always loved baseball and Chris does too. I have great memories at baseball games so hopefully we can manage to get her to as many as possible.
2. Easter with my family. I'm really REALLY looking forward to this. I hate that we're so far from family and we have to hear about how fun a holiday was... I'm glad we'll be able to be a part of it, especially since it's Chloe's first!
3. My parents pool. Delish. Chloe and I are camping out at my parents house (ok, not literally camping) from Saturday to Friday when we leave for Boston. Hopefully the weather will allow for some pool time for us.
4. BOSTON! I don't have a lot to say - I'm anxious about the travel/fly thing but I can't wait to see my nieces and my sister! Woo Hoo!!

Ya know... There's more, but I'll update you when I can!

That reminds me... a totally biased woman left a comment on my blog the other day (I say biased because she's my very own mom), but she said something that keeps resonating in my head. She said (and I quote),
"Motherhood Becomes You"

I have to be honest, that's probably the nicest compliment anyone has ever given me. I'm learning as our family delves further and further into this whole child-rearing adventure that this is really what I've always dreamed of.

Yeah, being a millionaire would be nice and all, but not worth it for a second if it meant I'd have to sacrifice my day-to-day routine.

The ability to wake up and not be rushing out the door only to come home and be too exhausted to appreciate my daughters triumphs, the ability to cuddle Chloe when she refuses to nap in her crib and pull her into bed with me where she giggles with me under the covers, eventually nodding off, her delicious baby breath on my face. I can't ask for anything more.

I'll never be able to thank Chris enough for also wanting me to stay home with our daughter. How do you explain to someone that on a daily basis they make it possible for you to live your dream??

Have a fabulous Easter!

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