Thursday, March 12, 2015

Happy One Month Baby K!

Our sweet Izzy full of Grace is one month old! 

Lessons from Motherhood, Month One:
Love is a priceless gift. 
Life is a beautiful miracle.
Family isn't defined by genetics.
I really can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Raising a tiny human is super wonderful, but definitely exhausting.
Baby cuddles are magical…as is sleep…& showers.
My husband is amazing. Seriously, he really is THE best EVER & I'm thankful for him.
Starbucks mochas are a gift from Heaven.
I'm convinced I have the most beautiful daughter in the world.
Mothers really are modern day super heroes. 
I have a deep need for God's grace every moment of every day. 
No matter how motherhood comes to us, it is a gift.

Isabel, every day with you has been a blessing. Daddy & I have both enjoyed spending so much time with you & learning about how to care for you. You are still so tiny, but you've been filling out & growing like crazy. Your cute cheeks & soft feet are two of my favorite things about you right now. I can't help but give you a million kisses a day ;) You spent the majority of the first 2 weeks of your life asleep. At 18 days old, you seemed to finally come out of your newborn slumber & became really awake & alert during your activity time. You are a calm, peaceful & an easy going baby. You've only had a couple of rough nights, we are really thankful for that. You have beautiful little eyes, right now they still look blue, but some days we think we can see a little brown. We can't wait to see what color they end up being! You are tracking really well with your eyes which is so fun for us. You started grabbing your bottle when you were just a few days old. You have the sweetest little smiles, the most adorable dimples & you look super cute in headbands. I love dressing you up & having little photo shoots with you. You love music. We listen to a lot of Praise Baby & we sing to you every morning & every night. Your main goal in life right now is to break out of your swaddle…good thing daddy has mastered the "super swaddle" ;) You fight it at first, but then most of the time you sleep like a little angel. You are very determined to move a lot during your tummy time. You started turning your head from side to side before you made 3 weeks & I wouldn't be surprised if you start rolling over before long. I love when I get on the other side of you to talk to you during tummy time & you turn your head toward my voice. You have long fingers & love to kick your little feet. Maybe you will play the piano & soccer when you get older ;) You take about one nap a day in your crib & are doing great in your room, but mommy & daddy definitely aren't ready to move you into it yet. Everyone who meets you gushes over how beautiful & perfect you are. You have met everyone in our immediate family now, which is really special for only being 1 month old. Your grandparents absolutely adore you & are always eager to spend time with you. Juno is so sweet & gentle around you; y'all are going to be besties. The most exciting thing that happened for you this month, besides being born, joining our family & moving to Louisiana, was attending your Aunt Lou & Uncle Aaron's beautiful wedding. This weekend, you will be dedicated at church which is really special. My favorite thing in the world is to hold & snuggle with you you while you sleep & daddy's favorite thing is watching you work so hard to move around during your activity time. Words that are most often used to describe you are: perfect, angel, beautiful & peaceful. Even though a big part of my heart wants you to always be this sweet, tiny & new, I'm excited to see you continue to grow, move & learn. You're life is an incredible gift & we love you so much. Happy One Month sweet girl. 

"For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
~Zephaniah 3:17

1 comment:

  1. Your story and love for your new little baby is very inspiring. It's easy to see how much love you have for her, and how much you care about her. Adoption is such a life-changer, and it can really be so rewarding.