The Pause Button

November 1, 2012… Wow, where did October go?

I was kind of disappointed when I woke up today and saw the date. Ever since Wednesday, January 25 at 5:30 AM Denny and I anticipated the arrival of October.  I kind of hoped the month would get here, we could meet our baby girl, and we could hit the Pause button on life for a while. It seems fair to ask for that, right?  But I guess that’s the thing about life… whether times are good or bad, it goes on.

I have never ever experienced emotions like I did in October.  It was One. Amazing. Month.

A recap about the 31 days of October 2012:

  • No matter what people told me about labor and delivery, it is the most incredible experience ever
  • I highly recommend the epidural during labor (leading to my earlier bullet)
  • Even though we weren’t sure what we would name our daughter, our Makenzie looks like a Makenzie and we knew it the second we met her
  • Dr. Karp is a genius, as is his theory about swaddling (if you are a Mom to be, read his book)
  • Always have a clean diaper under the dirty diaper before you take the dirty diaper away
  • 4 AM isn’t such a bad time to be awake when you are snuggling with a cute baby
  • I love coffee
  • Yoga pants should be renamed Amazingly comfortable maternity leave pants
  • The Ellen Degeneres Show is the best part of daytime TV
  • Being a Mom is the toughest job in the world
  • Being a Mom is the BEST job in the world
  • I didn’t think I could love my husband more until I saw him hold our daughter
  • I didn’t know I had so much love to give until I held Makenzie
  • Denny and I need to count our lucky stars every single day

It seems like hitting the Pause button is not an option , so instead we’ll just enjoy each day with our baby girl as much as we can.  Oh yeah, and we’ll take lots of pictures to remember all of her phases.  Speaking of,  I thought I would share one of my favorite pictures taken when she was just a few days old.  Too cute!!

One of my very favorite just born Makenzie photos! I swear she has already changed so much.


Wishing everyone a great weekend and enjoy your extra hour of sleep (the next best thing to hitting Pause!)


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