Thursday, September 22, 2011

Making mistakes

A "friend" told me some really awful things earlier this week...

*You're raising a brat
*We all love her now, we'll all hate her later
*You're raising a child that no one will want to watch, even if you pay them
*Well atleast she has your mother watching her while you are working... she'll "right" the "wrongs" you teach her.
*You need to discipline your 6 month old.
*You're the problem.

Gosh... I can't, or rather- I don't WANT to remember what else she said. I was in shock when she said these things to me... I kept it together and when she left I just broke down crying. I have never been questioned on my parenting. I know I'm not perfect... I'M NEW AT THIS. But I know that I am the best MOM for Elayna. And I know she LOVES me. I ofcourse have been trying to pass it all off with a joke, a laugh, and a smile... but it's been eating away at me. I've been questioning myself, am I spoiling her? Am I screwing everything up???

But I have decided just a few minutes ago, to just let it go. Holding onto these thoughts are stunting me... they're keeping me from progressing. They dont help me be the Mom I want to be, they keep me afraid of making the normal mistakes. I'm going to make mistakes. But that doesnt take away from the great parent that I already am... It actually will make me a better parent through the experience of it. So to that "friend"... Thanks for the help on learning which opinions matter, and which do not...

I love my family! I don't know where I'd be without my awesome husband Michael and our amazing and independent daughter Elayna!! I can't wait for all the mistakes I'll make in life, and the lessons I'll learn from them!!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Elayna Moiraine is 6 months!!

Our little girl turned 6 months on September 9th!!  Here are a few of her awesome 6 month photos done by Cuppa T Photography!

We LOVE you Elayna Moiraine Vera!

Friday, September 9, 2011

both my sweeties are napping....

So time for me to get some stuff done right? 

Today our little girl is 6 months old.  Everything has been flying through my head all day.  How excited we were getting to the hospital, how freaked out I was when my water broke, how painful the contractions were, how sweet my husband was being to me, how scared I was going into the operating room, how perfect her first cry was, our first "silent conversation through eye contact" as parents, the first hour being parents...  So many wonderful memories in a day...

every single day since then has been even more filled with coo-ing, giggles, jibber-jabber, smiles, hugs, naps, playtime, and it just keeps getting better.

Today Elayna woke up sick, coughing, not wanting anything, and not being happy with nothing.  We think she's cutting teeth right now, but we'll see.  Even though she hasnt been feeling well, I'm so thankful to be able to take a sick day and be with her all day on her 6 month birthday.  I'm such a blessed wife and mommy!

Here are a few pictures of Elayna on her 6 Months!

 LOL!!!  I just realized I had her wearing a "My 1st Valentine's Day" Bib...  hey... it was free.  :)  Thank goodness for wonderful family and "hand-me-downs".  :)  We are blessed!!!!