Dislikes: Sometimes tummy time, getting her nose sucked
Mom: I'm doing much better. I wrote the last post in a very positive place and I'm mentally and emotionally much better. I've gotten back to exercising regularly and can fit in a pretty good work out during McCauley's morning nap. I feel so much better and can handle frustrating newborn situations much better if I've worked out that morning. On my 30th (ew) birthday, all I wanted was to go to Target by myself and then get a pedicure. My wonderful husband took over so I could enjoy some alone time.
Dad: Ehren's getting into his work routine and staying very busy during the week. I think he's really enjoying Mac now that she's more interactive and isn't always looking for something he doesn't have. He's so good about taking over baby duty when he gets home from work so I can cook dinner or just sit and veg alone. It's really cute to watch him read stories to her and make all sorts of voices. He's so helpful and I couldn't ask for anything more.
What we are looking forward to: We pretty much look forward to everyday because she changes so much and so fast. I'm looking forward to more coos and babbles and smiles. Every time she shows me those dimples I smile bigger than she does.
This month in pictures:
Tummy time with big bro' Cozy.
Those eyelashes. Those cheeks. That bow. Ugh.
Our first long road trip - it went very smoothly despite how crazy this picture looks.
Our children slept the whole way.
Quit choking her, Dad!
Time with Lolo.
Okay, before anyone freaks out, I did not leave her unattended with this bow around her head. It worked though :) Mom of the year?
"And for waking me up from my nap, I'm giving you the finger" - Mac
Daddy's mesmerizing kisses...
Job and Holland getting some time with Mac.
Job patted her head/face and said "you're so cute!"
ATNR for the win!
Floor time with grandma and great grandma.
Thirtieth birthday date night!
We went to Merchants for my birthday and it was delicious, as always. This is also where we ate after we heard Mac's heartbeat for the first time. Crazy.
Wearing her "Mother's Day" best.
Four generations of Shirley girls!
Story time with grandma.
We've been having play dates with some of my PT classmates. My child looks huge compared to her boyfriends! Left to right, Mac, Oden, Jackson.
First trip to the dog park as a family of four... so fun!
While I work out during Mac's nap times, Cozy is my motivation partner. Except that he's not very motivating... he just lies there, waiting for me to finish.
Oh, hey there baby daddy.
Lean with it... rock with it...
"Sometimes... I eat too much... and then I frow up." - Mac
Daddy/Mac selfie time. I think I fell in love with both of them all over again when I saw this pic.
Talking with grandpa Jim.
Mommy's favorite time of day... when Daddy comes home!
Ehren had a networking get together on May 22nd at Abe and Jake's which just happened to be where we had our wedding reception on May 23rd, 2009... 5 years ago. We had to recreate this picture with our new addition almost exactly 5 years ago to the day.
Mac in awe of the great outdoors.
Memorial Day at grandma's house.
Ugh. That smile and those dimples.
Mac has found her fist and she doesn't know what to think about the taste.
See you next month!