This week's themes: Watching, Craving, Looking, Loving, Planning
Watching: Violet learn new things everyday. It is truly amazing seeing how her little mind works. Tonight she was fascinated by her shadow on the wall. She would life her arm and stare at the shadow, then grab a toy and flail it around. She was trying so hard to figure it out, of course it was adorable.
Craving: More family time for the three of us. We had a great day yesterday. Marc had the day off and it was so nice to have a relaxed, no plans type of day. Marc usually works 6 days a week so we are shoving stuff into one day and it is just too much. Yesterday was perfect.
Looking: At the pictures we had taken yesterday for V's birthday. I had a groupon to use at Picture People. They did a great job with a fussy, teething Violet. I was the mama saying " she is never like this". I am sure they thought I was crazy.
Loving: My girl and all the wonderful memories we have made this past year. I know this Currently is Violet-centric but I can't help it. To think that one year ago at this time I just had her via c-section is mind boggling. I don't remember a lot of after delivery as I was on Magnesium which is an awful drug, it honestly makes you feel like you have been run over. I was on it to prevent seizures as my blood pressure was climbing too high. Combine that with the pain meds before my c-section and then the epidural, well....I struggled to keep my eyes open during my surgery. I remember holding her back in my room. I remember making sure Marc texted my friend E as we had texted her before I went in. I remember Violet making adorable cooing sounds. I also remember how the nurse almost made me cry after my parents had left and Violet was put in the nursery. I hadn't cried at all since being admitted and they put me through a lot of crap, I am not just saying that either. I became the "cervical catheter" mom to all the nurses at my midwife's office. Violet's pediatrician at our first appointment, " Oh you are the mom that they put through Hell. I heard about you." Awesome. Anyways, the night nurse was yelling at me to breathe because my oxygen stats were low BUT she was yelling at me as I was taking pills, so how am I to swallow water and breathe at the same time? The last thing I remember is telling Marc to not let the nurse talk to me again. LOL. Ahh, memories. I really need to write Violet's birth story down.
Planning: The finishing touches for Violet's party on Saturday. Last week I felt like I didn't have much to do and now I am wondering how I will finish it all.
Here are some cake smash pictures we had taken a few weeks ago. I may have a little addiction to Picture People groupons!
I love them!