Rollin’ with my homies…

Wouldn’t you know that no sooner do I write in this post that Brynlee has been trying soooooo hard to rollover during tummy time that she does!!! She did it!!

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*snapped within seconds of her rolling over*

I was so excited!!! Seeing her firsts are absolutely amazing!!  I only wish I was able to stay home with her so I could see them all! It was actually quite funny when she did. I had her playing on her gym mat and then I switched her to tummy time, but I don’t think she was really feeling it at that moment. She started to make some grunting noises and was wiggling around. I thought it was cute, so I reached for my iPhone to take a picture and before I could even get the camera open, she just rolled right over!!!! I don’t think she really knew what had happened because she kind of had a surprised look on her face. I screamed “oh my gosh!! Landon!!!” (he was upstairs), since I didn’t really say more than that he came running down thinking something was wrong. But there I was sitting on the floor with a huge grin on my face!  He was like “What? What?” I told him she just rolled over!!! I was so proud of her!!!! So I put her back on her tummy and true to form, she is quite the stubborn girl, she didn’t do anything… she just stayed contently on her tummy. I tried to urge her over by giving her a little nudge, but nope, she wasn’t preforming for anyone, not even daddy!  So there you have it, she’s rolled over exactly one time and no matter how many times I’ve tried to get her to do it again she’s determined it’s not going to happen until she is good and ready! I think she gets that from her father… although if you were to ask him, I’m pretty sure he would say that trait came from me… guess we’ll never know!

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Back to work…

Well it happened… After 12 amazing weeks at home with my sweet little Brynlee Bee, I had to return to work on Monday.

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I have been dreading this day for weeks. I love spending time with my girl and the thought of leaving her was heart breaking.  It has been so much fun seeing her grow and her personality develop throughout these past months. She is so happy in the morning, providing me with tons of smiles, which I love!

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And it’s amazing to watch her learn to figure things out. She loves spending time on her gym mat listening to the music it plays and kicking or swatting at the toys dangling off of it. And she has been trying so hard to rollover during tummy time, but hasn’t quite achieved it yet. It makes me sad thinking about the possibility about missing some of her firsts…

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But I do have comfort in knowing that we found an amazing in-home daycare. They really love having Brynlee there and I know she will make a lot of friends and look forward to going each day. Honestly, it seems as though she is fine with it, they have remarked on how good she is and she seemed to just settle right in.  While here I am, sitting at working, counting down the minutes… But I guess that is how it goes.

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*off to daycare on her first day*

Fortunately, I have been blessed to work with such wonderful people who understand what I am going through and have offered their support. My first day back I was received with such warm welcomes that it took my mind off the separation anxiety I was having for a little while, which was nice. We have quite a few new moms at my work, so it was nice to have their support and words of kindness that it will get easier. And I know that it will, but on Day 2 as I was driving to work I was thinking that it would probably get harder first. After getting home Monday night I only had about 2.5 hours with her before she fell asleep for the night, so that made me miss her that much more the next day. I do believe that it will make me cherish the moments I have with her even more though. Every night after her bath, we have our nighttime snuggles and I feed her before she falls asleep in my arms. I am just so grateful to have those precious moments with her and am constantly reminded of what blessing she is.