Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My Maternity Leave is Over

Tomorrow my maternity leave is over. We're starting a new adventure... I'm headed back to work and our little bub will be going to daycare. I feel better about it when I call it school, but honestly I'm still a wreck about it. I've just been dreading this day. Everyone said maternity leave would fly by, but this day arrived so much faster than I could have imagined! Every time I think about leaving Worth all day, I just burst into tears. This summer, being home with Worth, has been the most rewarding and amazing experience of my whole life. I have loved every single second I've spent with him. We've been inseparable, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. The round-the-clock feedings, the diaper changes, the cooing, tummy time, bath time, the not-getting-anything-done-all-day-because-my-baby-wants-to-be-rocked... I've loved it all. And I'm really, really going to miss it.  Being Worth's mama is the greatest role and blessing. Dropping him off each day is going to break my heart and I am going to live off of seeing his little smile (or serious face, knowing Worth!) when I pick him up. It's going to make our evenings and weekends and late night wake ups extra special. I've heard it will get easier, but I'm not sure I believe it yet.

To make today special, Worth and I did one of our favorite activities... we strolled down to the park in the neighborhood and laid in the shade on the special quilt my aunt and cousin made for Worth. The walk to the park was a little chilly, but by the time we arrived it had warmed up quite a bit and was the perfect temperature for a park day. Not too hot, not too cool. I picked up a doughnut and a latte on the way... we took some selfies... we did some tummy time... we watched the big kids play and I teared up knowing next summer he'll be one of the "big kids" walking around. Nick called and asked how my day was going... I said it was magical and it really was. I feel so fortunate to have a happy, healthy little sugar muffin all to myself! 

Worth is a sweet, easy going boy and I'm sure he'll be just fine tomorrow for his first day of daycare. I'm just not so sure how I'll manage. At least he'll be close enough for me to pop over during lunch and give him cuddles and kisses and hopefully be there in time to feed him. Maybe I'll get all the tears out tonight and be dried up tomorrow so I don't completely embarrass myself at work... maybe. On the bright side, starting back to work on a Thursday means it's almost the weekend!

Wish us luck!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Worth is 3 Months Old!

The fourth trimester is over! Our little bitty baby is now smiling and holding his head up and sleeping less during the day and napping unswaddled. He started wearing Size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes. He weighs about 13 lbs. 

He is still a little blondie and has a lot more hair on top of his head! He was born with a receeding hairline and it's finally filled in. His eyelashes are darkening up and know we can see them! 

Worth has started to notice himself in the mirror and it's so funny watching him "flirt" with that cute baby!

We had lots of firsts this month...
First airplane ride (Worth did GREAT and didn't make a peep!)
(Love these little toes!)

First trip to Texas to visit MaeMae and Pops

First time swimming

First trip to the beach!

First MLB game - the Rockies

He likes tummy time for about 60 seconds and then he HATES it. We're still working on that. :)

These last few weeks have been especially amazing and especially hard. Amazing because his little personality continues to grow and I love spending my days with him, but hard because I know I'm heading back to work soon and I won't get to spend as much time during the day with Worth. 
Sweetest little face ever!!
Beautiful boy - 11 weeks old

I love the way he still grips onto my finger and the sweet noises he makes while we're cuddling and I'm feeding him. He's growing up so fast - too fast! 

(10 weeks old in Texas)
This little guy doesn't stop moving! 90% of my pictures have blurs for arms and legs since he is just waving them around nonstop!

Worth also got to meet his great-grandpa, Dandy while we were in Texas. So special!

10 weeks old

Nick has had a couple business trips recently and I know it's hard for him to leave Worth. Worth and I do OK by ourselves, but we do love when Daddy is home! Cricket is actually way more difficult to take care of than Worth. She's so demanding! Nick (bless his heart!) takes care of Cricket when he's home, so when he's gone its a lot of extra work for me!
A beer and a baby cuddle is the best way to unwind after a business trip!

Tiner and Daver came to visit Worth! We watched the TCU game, went to a Rockies game, brunched, watched the blood moon and relaxed at home. 

12 weeks old!

I just love this little guy so so so so so so so much! I'm so happy to be his mommy!

Monday, October 5, 2015

8 Days New

When our little love was 8 days new, we had his pictures taken. His photographer, Hillary Wheat, was AMAZING and I love how she perfectly captured his personality and his sweet features. Worth has been very alert and awake since he was born, and it was really hard to get him to fall asleep for these pictures! There was lots of "shuussshhing" and nursing to get him to close his eyes. These are just a few of my favorites...

This last picture cracks me up... but also accurately captures Worth's serious face! 
Doesn't there seem to be so much going on in that little 8 day old mind of his? I love him so much!