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A Few of My Favorite Things

So far having Gabby around has changed my life significantly (although it's still impossible to believe I am a parent even at the 2 a.m. feedings). Most of my life consists of feeding her, changing her diapers, rocking her, and holding her. I am not complaining, those are just things that come with being a new mom and I love it, but I thought I would take a moment to talk about my favorite things about the newest edition to our little family.

I love when Michael holds Gabby and they "play" (meaning she is awake and usually kicking), it is just so sweet to see the bonding between them. My favorite time of the day is our first feeding in the morning, it's usually just Gabrielle and me, so I feed her and then she is a happy baby with a full tummy so I lay her on the bed next to me and she makes little noises and kicks, this can go on for an hour or two sometimes. It's the sweetest thing even though it sounds so simple. My favorite facial expression she makes is when she finishes eating and she shapes her lips into a very tight "o" shape with her eyes wide open, there is nothing more adorable! I love when Gabby is asleep in my arms and I catch her laughing. She gets a huge smile on her face and truly laughs. She doesn't do this yet when she is awake, but it's the cutest thing, it makes me wonder what she is dreaming about that makes her laugh. Is it heaven? Being tickled? I guess only she will ever know. I love when she stretches. These stretches can go on for up to ten minutes and they include a variety of facial expressions, verbalizations and sometimes even 10 poots in a minute flat! I love that she is nothing like I expected, both in looks and her personality. Who would have ever guessed Michael and I would have a dark haired baby with ringlets?!? Everyone says they don't know who she looks like, which makes our baby have a little mystery.

Happy one month birthday my little girl, please don't grow up too fast!


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