Wednesday, August 28, 2013


    Being a mama is the best thing I've ever done. I've never had so much fun or been as happy as I am right now.
  But let's be honest, being a mama 
is HARD.
 It's harder than I thought it would be. The fact that I'm completely responsible for this little baby girl's well being can be overwhelming at times. There are days where the lack of sleep gets to me, and days when I start to feel lonely after being at home all day without another adult to talk to.
But there's something so beautiful to me about hardships of motherhood. As frustrating and exhausting as it can be, these hardships cause me to completely rely on Jesus. There are times where I don't know how I'm going to get through the day. Especially on those days where I am so tired that I am falling asleep standing up. Or when my baby is whiny and fussy and I can't figure out what's wrong. That's when I have to call out to Jesus for help. 

To be honest, I've never been one who likes to ask for help. I'd rather just do something myself instead of asking someone to help with a task or to do it for me. And there are times where being this way makes my life more difficult, because without help I become extremely overwhelmed and anxious. Being a mom has completely humbled me in this area of my life. I've had to tell myself that I can't do everything, no matter how hard I try

Jesus is my peace, my comfort, and my strength. Motherhood has been a constant reminder of how much I need his grace in my life. So even though there are struggles and frustrations that come along with being a mom, I welcome them with open arms. Because without them, I wouldn't be where I am today: completely and willingly reliant on Christ.   

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Baby Love

Oh man, has it been a long time since I blogged! The last time was when I was 38 weeks pregnant, and 4 days before my little Eisley was born. It's kind of funny to read that post, because I remember I was just SO ready to not be pregnant anymore. I guess she heard my complaints and decided to show up early!

So what's been going on? Well, I had Miss Eisley Rose!

You guys, I'm so in love with her. It's so true when other people say that you have this instant love for your baby the second you see them. I don't think anything can compare to the feeling I had when I first held her in my arms. I kept thinking how right it felt. It was almost like my whole life I had been waiting for that very moment. In an instant there was this tiny baby with cute pouty lips and big eyes staring at me. I about died of happiness. And don't even get me started about Ian. Seeing him with Eisley just melts my heart. He is just smitten with her. That girl already has him wrapped around her finger, and I have fallen in love with him even more now that we have her.

Eisley is a petite lady with strawberry blonde and blue eyes. She is finally able to wear most of her newborn clothes. She's just so tiny and and cute I love it. So far, she's very easy going and is happy almost always except for when she's hungry, tired, or has the hiccups. She HATES the hiccups and always makes sure to let you know about it. Haha! Oh, and she looks just like her dad. I love it. It's so fun (and weird) to see him when I look at her sometimes. 

Speaking of cute, here's a few pictures from the past two months so you can see why we are SO in love!
And by a few, I mean a ton. 


I mean, can you even handle the cuteness? I barely can some days. She's the best.
 (That last picture was taken by my talented brother, Jake. You can see his work here.)

I'm really glad to be blogging again. I'm hoping to be able to not only share parts of my life, but to encourage other young mamas out there as I figure out this whole motherhood thing. I've been so encouraged by other moms, and I hope to be able to do the same! Thanks for reading :).

Happy Saturday!