Monday, August 26, 2013

Where has the time gone?

I can't seem to figure out how Ella became 9 1/2 months already. Did I blink at some point and miss the last 9 months?? How did we get to the point of her cruising around the furniture, laughing constantly, having a personality, and being the most important part of my life? When did things change? For the life of me, I can't figure out where the time has gone. I know everyone says that it goes by so quickly, but they are downplaying it! It feels like just yesterday when I had plans to move to North Carolina, when I found out I was pregnant, when I went into labor, when we celebrated her six month birthday. How did all of this pass by without me realizing that time was slipping away from me?

Somehow Ella is a big girl already, and I am overwhelmed by it. Next thing I know she will be going to pre-school, grade school, high school, and then college. How do mothers handle this? I can't imagine letting her out of my sight even for daycare. How am I going to handle a future of letting go?? Even now, I become so overcome with such a deep love for her that I am caught off guard by it. I love everything about this child. Daycare is a fast-approaching likelihood, and I am panicking on the inside about it. I keep talking about how badly I am ready to go back to work, but how can I leave her? I know mothers go through this everyday, but it doesn't make it any easier. My attachment to Ella and vice versa is so strong that I do not know how to spend a day without her. I've never been away from her for more than 4-5 hours.

I'm watching her sleep right now as I blog and drink my decaf, and there is such a peacefulness about her that it immediately gives me peace. Ella is the most important thing to me. Now I get why nothing compares to a mother's love for her child.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Vote for Ella in the Cute Baby Contest!!/photo.php?fbid=10151785814354568&set=a.10151785811164568.1073741825.339423614567&type=1&theater

If you have a Facebook page, please help Ella win her latest contest! Click the link above and "like" her picture! That's it! Super easy!

If you have trouble with the above link, you can also find her picture by going to Facebook, searching for "KP Studios Photography", clicking the "Cute Baby and Bump Contest", finding her picture (the picture is below), and then "liking" the picture. Little bit more work, but still pretty easy! It only takes a minute so please vote vote vote!! And be sure to "Share" the picture so your friends can vote for her too!

If she gets the most "likes", then she wins a $250 photo shoot!

We appreciate all of the help and support!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Help Ella win!

I entered Ella into a beautiful baby photo contest today, and we need your help to get her into the finals! Follow the link below to vote for her! Vote as much as you can, and don't forget to share with your friends! There is only a few days left in the contest so vote vote vote!!

Thank you oh so much!

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Finally settling in...

I have been MIA for over a month now! So crazy! But it has all been because we have been super busy finding a new apartment, handling all of the paperwork, packing, moving, and now unpacking. It has been such a long process, and we are still not all the way unpacked! But we are finally getting settled into our new area. So far, I really like it! Granted we are still in Alabama but we are out of Tuscaloosa. That was the most important part. We are now living in the suburbs of the Birmingham. We have access to so many more amenities and are living in a much nicer complex. Hopefully, tomorrow we will get to go check out one of the pools on the property. Ella loves to swim and she hasn't been in a while. I know she is itching to get out there. :)

Ella is doing great by the way! She will be 9 months in 2 days! How time flies!! She still refuses to crawl and still has no teeth, but she is so close to walking! She cruises all around the furniture, practices balancing on her own, and is trying to figure out how to pull up on her own. She is truly the sweetest baby. Earlier tonight I sat her in my lap and she gave me the biggest hug. It was precious. I will definitely post some updated pictures soon.

Tonight will have to be a short post because I have to take advantage of the time Ella sleeps to get some more unpacking done and get dinner ready! Otherwise, I will stay on here all night and KT will have to go to bed hungry. :) I'll be back ASAP though!