I put together a little video from our first few weeks with Haze. It's amazing watching her grow and change a little bit everyday. We're absolutely smitten.
Wow wow wow. Welcome to the world beautiful baby girl. Life in the last 2 weeks has changed drastically and we are having so much fun with this little hazelnut. She's a great sleeper, loves to cuddle and is growing quick. She was born on June 1 at 1:21am and weighed 7 lbs 2 oz. She was over her birth weight just 10 days later! We're obsessed with her and she's loved by so many, we feel so blessed to have our fridge and freezer more full than it's ever been, and our living room full of friends coming to meet our new little bundle. Dan heads back to work on Tuesday, which will be a big adjustment. Having him home the last two weeks has been such a treat. I'm going to miss him bringing me breakfast in bed and a latte every morning. He's so good to us, and loves his baby girl SO much, it's definitely brought out a different side that I haven't seen before, and it's beautiful. I'm excited to hopefully sit down and write out my birth story this week when I have some time. It was an amazing experience and I feel really lucky that Hazel's birth went as well as it did. It took a lot of work and prep, but I'm so glad I put all of that in, it was worth it.
Here we are, today I'm 39 weeks and 2 days. I've been so bad at posting this last trimester, life has just been so busy. I've had a lot more time than when I was working at Matchstick to enjoy a day off here and there, but that usually consists of running around doing errands and cleaning our apartment. I've been busy queueing up posts for June on T&T so Lindsay isn't completely left to carry it on her own! It's been a lot of fun though, I'm cherishing these last days/weeks on my own, going on a lot of walks, and eating lots of ice cream. Summer has suddenly hit this last week, I'm trying to soak up lots of time in the park, it's amazing.
This is Dan's last week of work and then he has a few weeks off, I'm really looking forward to that. Especially this time of year, the last 2 Summer's Dan has worked his ass off. He really hasn't enjoyed Summer days in the city, so I'm excited to get a taste of that with him this Summer, we're planning on lots of beach days, park days, and neighbourhood walks.
This pregnancy has been a bit of an emotional and crazy time. With my mom going through everything she has been with her cancer, it's been really hard. I always imagined the simplest of events like going shopping together, picking out things, etc. But that just hasn't been possible. At first I was so angry, it just didn't seem fair. I felt like there were so many things I simply deserved. It's made me really learn to appreciate what I have, we really deserve nothing. My mother is the most amazing, strong, gentle, wise, wonderful woman. She has shown me what it is to be a mother. Life is such a gift, I am so blessed to have a mother and father who have instilled the most important things in their children. They've taught me to work hard, but to have fun, don't take life too seriously, but cherish the important things. Family always comes first, appreciate what you have, but also know nothing on earth matters, store up your treasures in heaven. Relationships before things. I admire my parents so much seeing them walk through this journey. I hope in 30 years Dan and my relationship is as strong as theirs. One thing Dan always says to me when I'm upset or start comparing myself to what other people have, is "this is your story," no one but yours. I'm ok with my story. Some days it seems like a happily ever after, and some days it's quite the opposite. But it's mine, no one else's, and I'm so grateful to be able to have one.