Hi again! I’ve been MIA because we’ve been busy falling in love with our daughter, Easton, who was born on August 31, 2015 (her actual due date!). It was a crazy first month with the after shocks of labor and trying to get adjusted, but here I am, alive and a mom!
I’m a HUGE name person and have, no joke, had a scrollable list of favorite names since I was five years old. I always thought I would need to have quadruplets so I could use all my favorites at once because I could never pick one. Thankfully, I gave my husband 4 options and he picked. The origin of her name, “Easton Amelia”, comes from my birth city, Easton, Maryland and my mother’s name, Amelia. We decided to name her this because of what it means. “Easton” – to rise up like the sun / “Amelia” – The work of God. Our prayers is that she will rise up and do the work of God.
Easton is sweet as can be and seems to be very content and happy (now that we are thankfully past the terrible 5-8 week old stage of CRAZY, fussiness. Oh my goodness – that was exhausting!) This has truly been the hardest thing we’ve ever done. I’m still going on 3-4 hours of sleep a day, but somehow, as soon as the sun comes up and now that she actually has begun smiling at me…I have all the energy I need to make it (until 11pm when I start crashing during her dream feed…and as long as she doesn’t have a day of shots to make her fussy).
We love putting on music and singing to her, reading her little stories, dancing to make her smile, talking in the highest pitched voice I can muster to make her smile, watching her hold her head up as she stares at the black and white photo of the Louvre hanging in our family room, and I LOVE watching her fall asleep (haha – selfishly and because it is a cute, new trick that we are just getting to enjoy sanity from). She’s special and loved and prayed for and we feel blessed to have her in our life. It’s about time we have a baby <3.
Below are some photos I took of her at 1 month and then 2 months. She’s getting chunky and fun to squish and kiss. Eeee!