Friday, January 29, 2010

The things I love about you!

In my efforts to blog yesterday on my daughters 1 month old birthday, time (once again) slipped away from me! I can't believe that my sweet, little baby girl is 1 month old. It feels like yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital. I'm sure I'll be saying that one for the rest of my life! In one month, she is already growing up so fast.

I LOVE being a mommy! Even though I've only been a mommy for a month, it is the most rewarding job I have ever had. From 5 am feedings to poop squirting out of her diaper to the little smiles when her belly is full...I couldn't ask for anything more. She is a complete JOY and our family is so blessed to have her.

Yesterday I was sitting with all the wonderful women from Mom's Group when someone began talking about a blog they came across. It's a blog written by a mom who posts every week about the things she LOVES about her children. It's so sweet. It encouraged me to write down everything I love about my little one, even though I am 4 weeks out!

The things I LOVE about Cori Belle... (in no particular order!)
  • The way you stretch - your back arches, your booty sticks out, your head throws back, your cheeks puff up, and your forehead crinkles. It's the CUTEST thing!
  • Your beautiful, big eyes!
  • The cooing sounds you make when you nurse and suck on your nook.
  • Your "baby bird" face when you're about to nurse.
  • Your precious, little feet.
  • Putting bows in your hair. (Or on your head, rather!)
  • Seeing you sleep with your daddy.
  • Giving you a bath .. and your sweet smell when you get out of the tub!
  • The strength in your legs when you get really mad!
  • The big smiles you give when you play with your daddy.
  • The smallness of your body when you pull your legs to your chest.
  • The precious way you look when you sleep.
  • Taking family pictures!
  • Watching you giggle at the monkey attached to your tummy time mat.
  • The calming effect your car seat has on you.
  • The sweetness of taking pictures of you.

Oh, there are so many things I love about my little girl, I could go on forever! I think I'll save some for next week. Until next time...


Annie said...

I was just thinking the other day that we havent seen a picture of Cori in a while! She is growing, growing, growing! And she is precious, precious, precious...glad to hear all is well with the Smiths! :)

Mandi said...

She is beautiful. Which blog did you get this idea from? I missed Mom's group this week...Dillan was sick.

Dani and Dave said... - this is the blog I got the idea from. Super Cute!! :)

Matt and Christen said...

That is a really beautiful post. It is great to see how much you love being a mom. Cori is so cute.

The Nomad said...

Where are my photo credits for some of those pictures? She is beautiful and has grown too much since the last time I saw her. Can't wait to see y'all in a few weeks!