Just A Sunday

Last Sunday Charlotte started solid foods.  I’m not sure what we were expecting, but it was a little anticlimactic.  So far, four days in, she’s not digging the rice cereal. I guess it just takes time?  Anyway, we posted the video footage below.  I’m sure our moms will be the only ones to view it but at least it’s in our ‘blog journal’.

Afterward, we needed a little excitement so we headed up to the St. Regis in Deer Valley to soak in Utah in the fall and enjoy a delightful lunch on the patio.  Charlotte was a crowd pleaser, as usual.  John and I just continue to fall more in love with our baby girl.  So yes, it was just a Sunday, but one of our favorites thus far!

Somebody’s tired.

The Sisses In L.A.

Last weekend we took a girls’ trip to L.A. to celebrate one of my best friends’ 30th birthday.  I suppose we all had to send off our 20’s in style.  Lindsay chose Beverly Hills with ten of our closest friends.  It was a whirlwind of a trip in just a little over 48 hours.  I don’t think there was ever a dull moment.  We spent the days brunching, shopping, and at the pool.  The nights were filled with amazing meals and hours of dancing.  It took me the whole week to catch up on sleep.  I’m out of practice when it comes to staying up late.  It was well worth it.  We made memories that will take us into our 40’s!

This also means I had to leave Charlotte behind for the first time at 5-months-old.  I thought long and hard about it and wasn’t totally sure I was ready to spend my first night away from her.  John convinced me he would enjoy a weekend of daddy time and I knew my girlfriends would be there to help me through my separation anxiety.  I think it was a complete success for all of us involved.  Two days felt more like seven but it was a start in balancing this new life of motherhood.  Thanks to my sisses for an amazing weekend and happy 30th, Lindsay!

First Tooth

Last Sunday I called John into Charlotte’s room to tell him that I think I felt her first tooth.  He came rushing in and confirmed the fact that yes, it is her first tooth. I just started crying.  It took me a while to understand why such a milestone would send me into tears.  And then it all started to piece together… I just need her to stay a baby forever.  Is that too much to ask?

I guess I’m surprised this whole thing called “motherhood” is completely bittersweet.  At times, I can’t wait for her to utter the word “mama” for the first time or  I can’t wait to finally put her hair into pigtails but, most of the time, I just want to stop the clock and keep her this perfect little baby girl of mine forever.  I can’t believe she just turned 5-months-old.  Do they really keep growing up?  Is this why everyone keeps having babies?  Well, in that case, John, it’s time for a new puppy 😉

Happy first tooth, baby Charlotte!  Mama will let you grow up eventually, but just slow it down some.

Thanks, Prissy, for being a good sport during this photo shoot I insisted on.