Hi friends + Family
Today is the day. Today is Riley’s due date. Or it was supposed to be. Happy due date my sweet little baby girl.
Riley is two weeks old now and boy has it been the best two weeks. Having a baby in our home after almost six years has really changed our family dynamic. Learning to adjust as a family has taught us so many new things so far. Even myself being a 3rd time mom I’ve learned all these new things. Check out below as I reflect on this special day and a few random tidbits.
Having a new baby be like..
1. Sleep when the baby sleep does not work: At least for me. I have never been big on napping. Even when I was pregnant growing a human I wasn’t a big nap person. When Riley sleeps is when I like to get my to do list done, read, edit photos etc. it’s my me time.
2. Riley is not Ivy nor Aria: Having Ivy and Aria back to back it was so easier to compare the two. Having Riley nearly six later is a whole new ball game. Of course each kiddo is different special in their own way. But I definitely have to stop comparing Riley to Ivy and Aria’s baby years. Not only have time changed but so have I.
3. Mom friends are golden: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt so lost or had a quick baby question that google or Alexa can’t help. Having my close group of mom friends around have literally been golden. I love being able to lean on them and soak in all the advice or vent to them.
4. Take ALL the photos: In these two weeks Riley has made so many physical changes already! Makes me happy and sad. But each day I’m snapping photos of her. She won’t be this tiny forever so at least I’ll have all the photos.
Random thoughts with Riley.
Everyday I can honestly say I add something to this list. Because everyday with a new baby is different. Hell this may even be a new blog series. Random thoughts with Riley. Do we like? Well whatever happens in this new chapter of life I’m thankful. I’m thankful and I’m glad to share all the good and bad moments with you guys and I’m especially thankful for this little chicken right here named Riley.