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Happy Mother’s Day

MothersDay3‘Motherhood is not for the meek, weak, selfish, tired, or unorganized and yet … here I am.’

Woooho it’s my FIRST Mother’s Day and I have a feeling it’s gonna be wonderful! There are so many little things I love about where I am right now in my life that I kind of want to just pause everything and stay here a little while…I can’t count how many times throughout our days together that little Summer has reminded me of how blessed we are. And I get butterflies of excitement in my stomach just thinking about all the good stuff to come!

So happy Mother’s Day to all you fabulous mothers, motherly figures and mammas to be… and a special shout out to my own beautiful mother and mother-in-law who we love very much. I’m so grateful for all you do for us.

Hope everyone gets a back rub or homemade card or a chance to sleep in (go on Summer;)!!!!!!
Happy Mother’s Day!

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All photos by the lovely Janine. You can see her blog post here.

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One Month

I have learned so many things this past month as I’ve become a mother. I’ve learned a lot about babies. I’ve learned a lot about my own baby girl. And I’ve learned a lot about myself too, how to function on a little less sleep (kind of) and type with one hand (kind of, again). I’ve learned that it’s ok to let other people help you… even if you think you can do it all on your own!! and I’ve learned how to let some things go and just sit beside my baby and take it all in.

This little girl is constantly growing and changing and she’s absolutely wonderful…my goodness one month looks good on you Summer.

Summer’s latest:
smells great
has the sweetest expressions
smiled in the bath this morning
sounds a little bit like a donkey when sleeping (very adorable)
…and loves being all wrapped up in the Solly, sleepin’ on people, snuggling in bed with Mum and Dad in the wee hours and bath time of course.

And finally a video to Summer…couldn’t have said it better myself!

Little one, today you turned one month old.

I’m exited for our journey ahead.

Don’t forget, you’re awake, you’re awesome

…and we’re really glad you’re here.

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A few of my favourite things…

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Tomorrow my baby girl turns 3 weeks old! I have no idea how that happened so fast. These past few weeks have been a little bit dreamy, being a new mother is truly the most rewarding of experiences. I can honestly say I have loved every minute, all the firsts have been super special, the first time we brought her home, her first bath, our first walk in the park…and the list goes on.

I also have a new found respect for all mothers and if you are reading this and you’re a new Mummy or waiting for that sweet arrival, advice is easy to come by… everyone has some! However, the best pieces of advice I heard are this…

1. On giving birth: Expect that it will be hard and expect that you can do it anyway. You’re a rockstar, after all. You were made for this!

2. Cherish those first few days, do nothing but enjoy them.

So these are a few of my favourite things so far…

…watching her sleep and that belly of hers rise and fall.Summer…baby snuggles and that yummy baby smell.Summer14… sitting nursing our baby girl in the early morning hours, before you even think about getting up for work…oh and that face!Summer19…seeing her with her daddy and celebrating birthdays together.Summer8 Summer3…Summer’s cute romper suit which I hope she never grows out of.Summer1…introducing Summer to a few of our favourite places in Ireland.Summer18…family walks in the park.Summer17 Summer13Summer7…those cute tiny baby feet.Summer11

…and I LOVE afternoon naps. Who knew I would miss sleeping more than 3 hours at once SO MUCH :)

This little girl has changed our lives forever and I’m really looking forward to week four, week five and all the weeks after that.Summer4

On a slightly different note…I’m so thankful for all the things the Lord has given me…including my best friend in which I do life with (Happy Birthday Husband). R xphilFor those interested, all photos taken on my iPhone and edited with vsco.