Monday, May 19

Bittersweet

I think whoever invented the term "bittersweet" was watching their newborn turn into an infant. It is sweet because they begin to develop their little personality and become much more human. They smile when you smile, "talk" to you, begin to use their little hands, and become much more observant. It seems you are finally getting something back for all of the work you have put into them. But bitter because she isn't my little 8lb baby anymore.

This weekend I had to buy the bigger size "Swaddle Me" blanket. (This is a miracle blanket that I would highly recommend to any new parent) The new size is huge for her, but it is about as big as when we put the smaller size on her the first night back in February.



I can't wait for the day when she has enough hair that I can run my fingers through while she falls asleep, or the day she starts eating solid food, or the day when she can take my hand when I help her cross the street. But, I want her to stay a little baby forever - can't I have both?
We had a nice weekend, other than Charlotte's new trick is to wake up 1-2 times / night. My mom was here until Sunday morning. Mom kept Charlotte Friday night, and I went out to dinner with some friends. We had a very busy day Saturday. We picked out a new rug for our living room and hung some pictures.
Judd got back from Amsterdam Sunday afternoon. He brought yummy chocolates back for me, and a cute Holland t-shirt for Charlotte. (Doesn't she look like a big girl in her jeans?)





5 comments:

Mel said...

She does look a lot older in the jeans :-)

Emily said...

She is just so cute!!! I hope ya'll are coming to the lake this weekend. We are dying to see her in her bikini in person. See ya soon.

JENNIFER said...

She is so cute! See you at the Lake this weekend. Can't wait to hold her!

Terri said...

LOVE the jeans! Unfortunately... the bittersweet feeling just keeps on coming! Jackson is really beginning to talk, and it's so exciting but said b/c he's not a baby anymore!

Molly said...

I wish it was fashionable for us to wear jeans like she has - with an elastic waistband. I agree with melissa, she looks older!