I’m going to go ahead & refer to this as sick season
at our house, both Waverly & I have been battling sicknesses while desperately fighting the need to slow down (not our strongest asset, either of us). Last week, Waverly got the worst diaper rash of all time paired with her little red cheeks looking redder
than ever. She showed signs of her usual hyperactive self quickly followed with really quiet moments & hardly ate anything at all. Needless to say, I took off work & while I hated seeing my girl like that, didn’t mind an opportunity for extra time with her & lots of cuddling.
Naturally, I got it a few days later (minus the diaper rash) & have had the worst cold ever since. Waverly had a short-term recovery over the weekend & yesterday morning, woke up with a nose completely sealed shut, she was that stuffed up. So it’s been interesting our way, we are hoping & wishing to be all better soon!! In the meantime, we are so glad we took advantage of feeling good & the good weather over the weekend, it truly was one for the books!!
As soon as we woke up Sunday morning, we packed the diaper bag, snacks & Waverly Maye in the car to head for a kids cove in our area. The weather was beyond beautiful, Waverly was in the best of moods, & daddy was off work for the entire day. We had no plans & time to kill, which really is our favorite kind of day!!
During Waverly’s naptime, I packed a picnic lunch for us & as soon as she got up, we headed to the front yard. She clearly loved this fun spin on lunch (& not being strapped to a high chair), my wild girl ran around the front yard in between bites in PURE delight. I’m pretty sure it was the no shoe thing that really had her going, she looked so happy to have the feel of the grass on her toes!! I don’t blame her, it has been a long winter & every little part of us needs some fresh air.
My husband arrived about halfway through our lunch & joined us, we just sat there & watched our happy, happy girl. I feel like that is a repeat activity for us lately, just watching Waverly Maye. Now that she is more independent & really is her own person, there is nothing better than just sitting back & watching every move she makes. I’m sure it’s very obvious that she is the center of our world right now, our everything, & that our favorite moments are these “little” ones we spend with her.
So I have a confession to make. We definitely want more kids, but truthfully, I really can’t even begin to imagine how that would be. It kind of makes me sad (& scared) to accept that for another child, we won’t have these same kind of moments. Moments where its ALL about them like it has been for Waverly. Our life & daily routine truly is all about her, & it really is hard to think that it can never be like that for our other kids. And of course, I can’t even begin to think how it would be for Waverly.
For what it’s worth, our little lady is a bit of a diva.
I mean, it’s Waverly’s world & we are all just living in it. 😉
My babysitter told me the other day that it’s very obvious that Waverly is an only child, she is an angel all morning long until the other baby she watches gets up from her nap. Apparently when 100% attention has to be shared, all hell breaks loose & Waverly’s little world falls apart. For the record, I have no idea where she gets it from! 😉
At the end of the day, I love the fact that she knows how much we love her & as a mom, that’s something I plan to remind her of forever & ever. I admit it, she has us completely wrapped around her finger & there is nothing her daddy or I wouldn’t do for her. THAT will never change.
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Congratulations to last weeks winner of the Olive & Birdie credit, Jessi Ross!! This week, we are giving away a beautiful dreamcatcher by Hushhound. It seriously is gorgeous, I am definitely jealous of whoever is lucky enough to win this gem. You can see pictures on their shop link here, & can also find the same link on my sidebar.
Good luck to all of you!