Being Brickner : The Crest & The Crash: Day One

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Crest & The Crash: Day One

One of my goals for 2013 is to add some weekly series into my blog. 
The others?  To keep working on my post-baby body, to try to get a handle on my major shopping addiction, and to (obviously) cherish each moment with Waverly Maye.  More about those later.

One of those weekly series is going to begin today.  I must admit that I initially came up with the idea for this one while watching "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" a few years ago. 
Yes, I admit that I am a dedicated follower of their show, fashion, and lives in general.  Not my proudest obsession, but I'm obviously not the only one.  And I admit that while entertaining, 95% of their antics are completely absurd. 
 This one, however, was actually realistic & worthwhile.  As children, the Kardashians would share the pit & the peak of their day each night at the dinner table.  After seeing this on an episode, I started the tradition with my husband in our own home.  And now, I can't wait to (one day) do it with our Waverly Maye.

In the meantime, I thought it would be a perfect weekly series for my blog.  But instead of the pit & the peak, I (obviously) needed my own creative name.  So after much thought & consideration, I decided on the crest & the crash ... a play off of Waverly's name.  Get it? :)

So what is this week's crest & crash?  Well, our high & low points of the week are exactly the same thing.
(You know, one of those moments that you can look at the glass half full or empty?)
Waverly has officially entered the seperation anxiety phase.  I should have known it was coming, as I was warned in the 5 month chapter of my "What To Expect the First Year" book.  The tears are now flowing when she is with someone that she doesn't completely recognize.
This is a crash for obvious reasons.  I don't want my sweet girl to EVER be sad, if I can help it.  And why does this also classify as a crest?  Quite honestly, for selfish reasons.  I can't help but feeling a slight sense of warmth, relief, and pride when my baby girl appears to be the happiest in the presence of my (and a few others!) company.  It does feel pretty good.  This whole mom thing is really working out well.

No separating the two of us.
Waverly's outfit is from Zulily & her headband is from Dillards.


9 comments:

  1. My babes has stranger danger too! I secretly like it too, but I feel so bad when she gets so spooked! Smart girls!

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    1. I know, right? I feel bad but it makes me feel relief when I know that she knows she belongs to me! :)

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  2. Okay first, I love your headband! That said, I'm the same way, I love feeling like Beckett needs me and I love knowing I'm his first choice to go to :)

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    1. Haha - so glad I'm not the only one! New moms just love that reassurance!

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  3. AHH!! baby girl is SO stinkin' cute! That hairbow is adorable! I'm sure with a girl in May:) I'm a new follower to your cute blog!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! Glad you are following and CONGRATULATIONS! Having a girl is so much fun! :)

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