Becoming Mommy

by - November 24, 2015

Having a kid changes everything. Yes, I know it's cliche, but it's so true.

I haven't slept all the way through the night, other than the weekend I was in a friend's wedding and Alexis stayed with her grandparents, since before she was born (I wasn't sleeping through the night at the end of my pregnancy). Even if she doesn't wake up, I do because she makes a noise or has rolled into a corner. I also haven't slept until my alarm goes off, but I still set it every night because I know the one night I don't, she'll sleep in.

I don't get to see my baby nearly enough during the week - just a few hours a day; but the ladies at her daycare sure do love my little girl and that makes it a little easier, as does the fact that her daddy gets to spend more time with her because of his schedule.

I think about things differently now that I'm a mom. It sounds silly, but I've never really thought much about severe weather ... until last week when there were tornadoes around and Alexis was at daycare and I was at work.

Watching Alexis grow is the coolest thing. I swear she gets a little bigger every day! And she's starting to develop a personality of her own. She may only be 7-and-a-half months but I can already tell she's going to be stubborn! She likes to play, reaches for anything and everything, and is so close to crawling it could be any day now! She's not talking yet, but we think we heard a "mama" this week. She likes funny faces and sounds, both making them and seeing/hearing them. Her laugh is just about the cutest thing ever!

Experiencing all of her firsts has been amazing, from her first ride in a grocery store buggy to trying all her first foods (so far the only thing she's turned down is "hawaiin delight" baby food).

About the only not-fun experiences we've had have been the illnesses. It's amazing how she can go from fine to sick so quickly!

Becoming a mommy is definitely an adventure, a fun, scary, learn-as-you-go adventure. I never would have guessed that this little cutie would make our lives so much more complete!

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  1. She's a little sweetie pie! I have noticed subtle changes in you since you became a mother, Ashton.

    Happy birthday and happy Thanksgiving!