Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Evie and I had a playdate this morning! We had so much fun. Carol and Amanda were the mommies. Logan and Cassidy were the babies. Evie LOVES to be around other babies except when I hold them. She has started this new thing where she tries to leap into my lap when I am on the floor. It's hard to hold a little baby and catch a leaping one at the same time. I loved Amanda's house and neighborhood. It may be a little far for Carl but we have learned there are no guarantees about jobs anymore. Amanda's husband worked in Cool Springs and then his office moved to Smyrna. Makes his commute a lot longer than they planned. Carl said he has a 6 hour commute right now since we still have our house in Charlotte.

Evie has been very sleepy today because she was up ALL night long! I tried all my tricks tonight so hopefully it will be a better night for us all. We went to Granny White park this evening. Then we picked up some dinner at Chile Burito -yummy! Evie played with shoes and our goggles during dinner. She LOVES shoes.

I received the best surprise in the mail today. It was a book called Rattled written by Trish Berg. My friend Amber who will always hold a special place in my heart sent it to me. Amber and I both had our babies on January 16 and met through a Lake Norman Mommy. Amber and I really bonded in the early days of motherhood! Anyway, the book is about surviving the first year of motherhood without losing your cool. I read three chapters during Evie's nap and now I am hooked. It's written from a Christian perspective and is really a great read!

Here's an excerpt,"Welcome to motherhood, a lifelong adventure that many enter into but few are truly prepared for: an exhausting, overwhelming escapade in diaper changing and snotty-nose-wiping. A breast-feeding, bottle-feeding, twenty-four hours-a-day on-demand job that will drain every ounce of energy you have - and then some."

Even with all of that I would not trade it for anything! Each day, I love my sweet baby more and more. I love her gummy smile, the way she pats my back and rests her hands on mine while I read to her. I love her constant chatter and her infectious giggle. I love her curiosity about the world and the way everything is so exciting to her. I love how she curls up into a ball and snuggles with me late at night when we are both exhausted but she cannot sleep. I love the way she exhales her breath and her intoxicating smell as she drapes herself across me. I love how she comes to me when she needs to be comforted. Motherhood is a wonderful gift and I am so excited to have started this lifelong adventure with Evie!


  1. Love this post! Motherhood is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me (chaos and all!). :)

  2. I'm definitely going to check out the book! Being a Mom is hands-down the best thing that's ever happened to me, stress and all!


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