Sweet Baby Berlyn

Sweet Baby Berlyn

Saturday, July 28, 2012

5 Month Update!

I feel like things have been SO crazy lately. Being back at work and having a 5 month old baby makes for a very hectic lifestyle. I made a promise to myself that I would have all this baby weight lost by the time Berlyn was 6 months old and I am already there! Of course I still have another 15 pounds that I'd like to lose, so I'm going to keep on pushing.

Mine and Justin's schedule during the week is pretty crazy, too. I work all day, come home, and then we go on our evening walk. We try and walk for at least 45 minutes. I squeeze in leg and ab workouts whenever I can, and I have changed the way that I eat. All this has helped me lose the baby weight. I love that we have finally come up with a perfect nighttime routine that also gets Justin involved in exercising. Plus, I feel a lot safer walking with him beside me :)

As far as berlyn is concerned, she just continues to blow my mind. We started her on rice cereal about a week ago and she loves it. She loves sitting in her big girl high chair, and the second she sees me walking over to her with the bowl of cereal her eyes light up with excitement. We also got her a bouncer this month that she enjoys so much (it's also pretty entertaining watching her!). She will be bouncing in it for a while and tire herself out before we lay her down for a nap.

She now rolls from tummy to back, back to tummy, pushes herself up with her arms, and tries use her mouth to make all the sounds she can come up with. We are trying to get her to crawl, but right now all she does is scoot around in a circle. Last night I asked her "Where's Mama?" and she reached out for me. We did it quite a few times and I couldn't believe she knows that I'm 'Mama'!

I love this little girl so much and am so excited to see her little personality continue to grow!

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Favorite Moments

When you become someone's mommy, there are so many new things that just complete your day. Things that I never thought about before have now become the very things I look forward to everyday. I work full-time, so receiving a photo of my baby while I'm at work immediately puts a smile on my face. Coming home and holding Berlyn after a long day at work is the best feeling ever. Getting a smile from her for no reason is so heart melting, and having her fall asleep in my arms after her bedtime bottle is my absolute favorite.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4 Month Birthday My Beautiful Babe

I feel like these weeks with Berlyn are just flying by and I wish time would just STOP!  But, I have to say that 4 months is a very fun age.  She smiles ALL the time, plays with her feet, sucks on her toes, rolls over, and now has two baby bottom teeth. 

I started keeping a journal to write in when I was about 36 weeks pregnant but I haven't written in it for a long time (I guess I just think that blogging is easier).  I was looking at it a couple days ago and I wrote in there that I couldn't wait for her to be here and that she was hiccupping in my belly at that very moment.  Now she is here and spending time with her is amazing!  We sure have been blessed with a beautiful, smart, and loving little girl. 

Yesterday was Berlyn's first 4th of July and we had a blast!  We celebrated at a friend's house who had a pool and Berlyn loved it.  She does this thing with her legs where she will just kick them up and down against the water -something I definitely felt her doing a lot when she was inside my belly - and it's so funny to watch.  She fell asleep a couple times in mine and Justin's arms and it is the best feeling ever.  When we got home I bathed her, fed her, and put her right to bed.  She was so pooped from a long day in the sun.

I want her to stay this age forever but can't wait for all her other firsts!  Motherhood is fun!!!