Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Beginning of My Life

When I was pregnant, everyone who had nice things to say about pregnancy and children, would always say the same sentence:

"Oh my goodness, your life is about to REALLY begin. Your life has just not even started yet, wait till you see."

And I smiled and nodded just like I did for every other piece of advice that I received while I had a tiny human growing inside me.

But really? Your life has not began? I would not say that to a pregnant person today. I mean, you future parents out there, you are living a life, right? You have experiences and jobs and happiness and heartache and relationships. That's life. I would not say to someone's face that their life has yet to begin, because I know that they will just think these same things.

But it hasn't.

I'm one of those. I have become that parent. I believe when I look in her eyes that my LIFE is looking back at me. When her little mouth, that is my husband's, curls into a smile, and then becomes a heart races and the joy I feel is unparalleled. When she wakes up for her one middle-of-the-night feeding (thank you Jesus that we are down to just one!), I literally get excited to see her. I miss her when she's sleeping.

I've had life before her. I lived. I loved. I went. I saw. I laughed.

But now? She's the light. She lights up our family and our house. Hubby and I can just stare at her and know that God gave us the strongest love possible in our little family. She is love, in a tiny little beany body.

She is life.

Love life,

Dirt Road Mama

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Reilly & Mama

Reilly's first day mini golfing!

Hi blue eyes!

Irresistible babyface.
My teeny little BFF.

Mama Kissies for Rei Baby.

My little chunka girl! Look at the little chubby wrists!

Love & Babyface,

Dirt Road Mama

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wing Baby.

Lack of the blogging due to:
a. New computer, so my picture software is still on the old one. I'm kind of slow on these technological things.
b. Baby and I are sicky. Just colds, but still, it makes ya lazy.

Onward and upward, I bring you, my brother.

My brother, and his little niecey. He adores her, as really, does the world. I mean look at that face. It just melts your cares away, I tell ya.

He invented nicknames for her that are used far and wide. By pretty much my immediate family, but still nickname-inventing is adorable. One is "Rei-B". Pronounced quickly, like "Reilly", except with a B at the end. Almost like "Reibby". This is derived from her middle name, Reilly Belle, or her last name as well. Multi-faceted nicknaming.

Then we have one that is solely his, which is Boo Reilly. Stemming from the beloved literary character, Boo Radley. He explained all of this to her, of course, siting title and author. This is sometimes shortened to just "Boo", or switched to "Rei Boo". It fills my heart the warmest way when he calls her these names.

Uncle Matt loves this chickie. And he quickly realized the attention that he receives when he is holding her. Or sitting with her. Or parading her around the beach with his shirt off.

Guys these days think you need a Wing Man, to assist you in picking up girls. Little do they realize, (although I seem to remember Uncle Jesse realized this in the early 90's on an episode of Full House...) that the key to melting a girl's heart, is man with a baby.

Strong Man + Cute Baby = Irresistible Combination

And so, we bring you, Uncle Matt's newest nickname for the Rei Girl...

Wing Baby.

Watch out ladies, here they come.

[Sidenote: Uncle Matt and his muscles have their first football game of the season tonight. Say a prayer for a successful injury-free game please!]

Love & Muscles,

DR Mama