I'm trying to document her life pretty thoroughly. I really want to remember all the details. I am afraid that I will caught up in the lost sleep and parenting learning curve and look down one day and realized I missed the newborn stage. Lately I remind myself of things like today is the smallest Riley will be for the rest of her life or that today is the only day Riley will be 18 days old. That helps. It makes it easier to look past the petty struggles and makes cuddling seem much more important.
Anyway, I really love her. Here are a bunch of pictures. :)
|Little, (blurry,) sleepy smile|
Also, I have to give a shout out to my mother in law, Michelle. She came down to help us after Riley was born. Let me tell you, folks. Her visit was a total game changer. She nailed it. We are so grateful! She cleaned our house, ran errands, helped with Riley in the middle of the night, made us delicious freezer meals, and even helped out with a photo shoot. I don't know how we would have done it alone and I can't emphasize enough how grateful I am for her help! She is an amazing person. We are so lucky and we love her. Riley loves her, too. :)
Well, I hope everyone is having a great week. We sure are. :)