I was obviously a
hormonal human when I was pregnant with Waverly, I’m pretty sure my brain was on constant overdrive trying to picture what life would be like with a baby. I was beyond excited & spent my days counting down the minutes to meeting her, but with lots of time to kill, I couldn’t help but think about all aspects of our life as we knew it & how they would change. One of the things that made me most nervous was our dog, Bogger. He is a yellow lab, a giant, & although maybe not the smartest, the sweetest
dog around. I didn’t know how he would react to a new baby & definitely had no idea
how a (growing) baby would react to him.
One of Waverly’s first words was “gogger”. I’m pretty sure it came before “dada” & you would think my husband would have preferred it other way around, but he is so in love with both of them that the day she said his name was one of his proudest moments. They really are the sweetest duo ever, most of their relationship can be tracked to food & sharing it as often as possible.
For the most part, these two have been best buds from day one. We have had our moments, like when I was one week post-baby (& still hormonal) & freaked over the dog hair on the floor, convinced that it would forever harm our infant. More legimitately, Bogger was almost sent to his grandparents when he got too excited a few months ago. Waverly & I walked through the door, he was so happy to see her that he ran, accidentally knocked her into the wall & she ended up with her first bloody mouth.
Yet at the end of the day (everyday), Waverly LOVES him to the core & it is nothing short of adorable. She never leaves his side, she says “bye, gogger” as we pull out the driveway every single time, & any dog we ever see or meet is always referred to as “gogger”. Without a doubt, Bogger is smothered with more kisses & hugs than anyone else, period. Waverly feeds him throughout the day (what she doesn’t want to eat & even sometimes what she does) & laughs the hardest I have ever seen her laugh when he runs through the house.
And my absolute favorite, lately she has been making a habit out of putting her headbands or necklaces on him. He is so going to be that dog with painted toenails sometime really soon.
I love their relationship, love watching them grow together, & just know that her little sidekick will be one of the sweetest memories of her childhood.
In other “little things” news, I read an article last week that pretty much summed up my thoughts on motherhood & really, the whole inspiration behind this link-up. The article is called “Mommy, Somebody Needs You” & can be found here
Oh yes, it’s a total tear jerker. I read it three times, although I’m not sure why I felt the need to continue after the first round, I was already a hot mess crying my eyes out alone on my bed (wish I could blame it on hormones this time). The article is so good at capturing what really is a special time in our lives, yet one that can be exhausting & just plain stressful, too. It’s such a good reminder that these moments are just that, moments that will pass us by quickly & that we will want back so badly one day. Since I read it, I really have been holding Waverly Maye a little bit closer & taking in every little part of her, I love her so much sometimes it scares me. 😉
As a reminder to those of you who are interested
in linking-up, all you have to do is write your post with whatever “little
thing” it is that you would like to share. Then, link-up with either
or me at the bottom of this post! Feel free to download our logo
(located at my sidebar) to share on your own post or on Instagram, you can also
share your own photos of “little things” with the hash tag “littlethingslinkup”.
Another week, another great giveaway! This one is for the girl moms (or boy moms who have a little lady in their lives!). Meg from MegDash Made
is the sweetest mom to Maddie, & her shop is absolutely adorable! She really has a variety of items to choose from, including super fun confetti balloons, aprons (for both boys & girls), & headbands. Next week, she will be launching a handmade confetti tutu & is giving away one of those along with a confetti bow clip to one of you!! Enter below & be sure to check out her shop
! Good luck. 🙂
Thanks again, hope everyone is having the best week so far!!