The Third Month

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Our little Oaklyn baby is three months old! And I can hardly believe it!
Based off our own attempts to get her stats this month, were thinking she's somewhere around 25 or 26 inches and around 14 pounds! 
She's growing everyday! 
She's perfect, like seriously she's the cutest little thing with the biggest personality. 
She has stolen my heart, Hunter's, and everyone else's that has met her. 

When it comes to milestones, this month takes the cake. 
I can't believe how much she has grown and changed!
Where did my teeny newborn go?
This past week I looked at her and realized just how much she has grown. 
She suddenly looked so big, and so "grown up"
The three month clothes that looked so big are now fitting her perfectly. In fact, they probably won't 
be fitting her very much longer! 

She isn't dainty, at all haha. She woke up from a nap at church and let all of relief society know that she was gassy. Really gassy. I was crying I was laughing so hard. 
She figured out how to throw a baby tantrum. And she's good at it! 
She only wakes up once in the night now... Crossing my fingers I don't jinx that. 
She's SO alert and active. It's hilarious. She never stops moving, smiling, and talking. Seriously, she is so much fun. 
She's the queen of power sleeping. Aka cat naps. It kinda drives me nuts. But she's cute and fun so I'll let it slide. 
We discovered that clips look adorable in her hair. 
She caught her first cold, from me :( it was so sad. She also woke up just about every hour out of discomfort. We're getting over that cold now. Thank goodness! 
Her rolls are getting bigger! She's still tall and skinny but she's definitely chunking up! 
I'm still pumping and even though I dislike it, I don't completely hate it as much as I used to. I'll still be happy when I decide to be done. 
She found her fingers and practically sucks them off her hand. It's adorable, until she sticks her fingers too far back and gags herself. Then she gets mad at me like "mom, why did you let that happen?" 
Naps are a struggle and yet she needs them desperately. She fights them like crazy but when she hits that brick wall nothing but falling asleep calms her down. Except that she doesn't just fall asleep. She has to be viciously rocked. Any suggestions on this matter will be greatly appreciated. 
Hunter and I say "she's the cutest baby in the world" like 100 times daily.
 We can't get enough of her. 
She had her first trip to Disneyland already! She even went on a few rides! I may have cried as she slept on me during the Ariel ride. I'm so glad I get to watch her experience everything in life. 
We took our first road trip with her to San Diego and She got to meet so many family members and friends. They are just as smitten by her as we are. 

I haven't really talked about the fact that I got baby blues pretty bad right as she was born except with family, (which deserves a post of its own later) but I can honestly say now that having her is the best decision I have ever made. 
And, I'm so thankful that those hormones have died down quite a bit. 
Having a little baby is a lot of work. It's definitely not glamorous either.
Spit up on your shirts no matter how many times you change, blown out diapers, and getting sneezed on are daily occurrences.
But, it's worth it.
Because her smile is the cutest thing I have ever seen and her milestones make me so so proud!
Oaklyn baby, you are my greatest blessing, treasure, and accomplishment.
I can't wait to go through everything else life offers with you :)

All my love,
Alegh Joy
aka mama 

Again, where did my little baby go???


Mother's Day 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My very first Mother's Day was definitely a great one :)

I posted this quote on my Instagram by Elder M. Russell Ballard and it definitely hit home for me.
"There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique, each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children... What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply."
Ain't that the truth!

Since becoming a mommy I suddenly look at other mothers completely different.
I have ten times more respect for every mom out there.
It's hard.
So fun, but hard.

You learn to put someone else's needs before yours VERY quickly.
 And that I believe, is why you love your children unconditionally. 
Oaklyn can be screaming because she is so tired but fighting sleep with all her might causing me to easily get frustrated, yet right as she becomes a limp noodle sleeping soundly in my arms I can't seem to put her down because I love her more than I knew possible.

It's hard to wake up when you don't want to.
It's hard to rock a baby until your arms feel like they might fall off.
It's hard to deal with a crying baby when all you want to do is sit down and relax. For even 5 minutes.
It's hard to see your to do list not get done today, tomorrow, and even the next day...
But, it's very easy to forget all the hard things and love your little one with all that you have.
Because motherhood is an emotional roller coaster, filled with a million moments every day where you think your heart just might burst from loving your child so much. 
I have never felt so important, needed, lonely, loved, exhausted, and truly happy.

I wouldn't trade being my little Oaklyn Baby's mommy for anything.
She is perfect.
She's beautiful, stubborn, observant, alert, smiley, entertaining, and so so easy to love.
I'm so grateful she chose me to be her mother :)

All my love, 
Aleigh Joy

ps we took some family pictures for our mamas for their Mother's Day present.
I kinda love them, so here they are!