There are many things that I am grateful for, but a few things have come to mind as I have embarked on having my second child. The last 3 months of my beautiful little Lily's life have been gratifying, exhausting, amazing, and, at times, challenging! She has so many little tummy troubles that she has cried much of her little life already :( But, life goes on, and things get better for her every day, and now we see much more of her smiles and laughter, and less and less of her little tears- yay! So, to celebrate, I thought I would share a list of the 10 things that have best helped me to survive the last 90 days!
Not only is he my best friend, and many days my only adult conversation, but he is also a doting daddy which helps so much on those really long nights
2. My itouch
Wow, this has been an amazing help to keep me awake for late night feedings, entertain Ellie when I have my hands full, and provides great music and facebooking distraction!
She gets me burb cloths, blankets, rubs Lily's tummy for me, and, best of all, adores Lily and makes this whole transition for our family a breeze!
couldn't live without it!
5. My boppy
My back thanks you boppy makers!
6. Baby Whisperer
Check it out, amazing! It helped me get Lily to sleep in her crib, and most of the night already
7. Cell phone
Keeping me in contact with my family so far away, and my friends who I miss so much.
8. A good book
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Catching Fire to name a few :)
Heavenly Father in general actually. I couldn't have stayed awake some of those late nights or just when I needed to without the power of prayer. And the comfort and knowledge it brings into my life keeps me going on even the most difficult of days :)
10. First smiles, first giggles, first laughs
And here are a few pictures of my little chunk- I love her so much!