Last time I sat on this swing was with Matt in the early hours of a Monday morning. My contractions had started and we were filled with anticipation at the thought of meeting our little one. Now I sit here with my daughter against my chest. Feeling very lucky today. Life is good.
One year ago (yesterday) I took this positive test, I wasn’t sure what I was seeing at first so I woke Matt up and called him into the bathroom. We were both so excited and, even though we had been trying, in complete shock. I remember walking around all day on cloud 9 and I’m pretty sure I still haven’t come down. In my wildest dreams I couldn’t have imagined a baby as wonderful as Lyra and Matt has really surpassed all expectations as a father. I fall more and more in love with my little family all day.
We bought an Ergo last weekend as Lyra is getting bigger and the Moby is just too much material in this heat. Just had our first little outing with it and I love it! Lyra is still a little small to put her legs out but too big for the insert so I’ve kept her legs inside it in a froggy position, she seems really comfortable and fell asleep pretty quickly so I call it a success. Will take it for a longer try tomorrow…
These pictures were taken last week when we were visiting my parents but I just had to include them on here as I love this little dress she’s wearing. I really never thought I’d get into buying dresses etc. as I’ve always found the little boys clothes so much cuter but I’ve found that with a bit of effort I can find a lot of stuff that I like for Lyra. Family seem to know what sort of thing I like as well as this dress was actually a present from my Mum.
Oh and about five minutes after these photos were taken she threw up all over the dress and had to be changed, haha.
I love this little face she makes where she sucks her bottom lip in, I happen to think it’s the cutest! This picture really sums up her personality at the moment, still quite serious and thoughtful, but with what looks like a lot going on behind those eyes. I really love this little one so much.
I’ve started to slack on putting these up but we have at least been taking the pictures each week, I’m determined to keep that up all year. These past two weeks have seen such a change in Lyra. She seems much more in control of her body and will no longer lie still on a blanket or the playmat, preferring instead to twist and turn. Lyra has yet to roll completely over but spends lots of time rolling on to each side and back, especially in her cot in the mornings. She’ll lie quietly rolling around in the morning, sucking on her hands until Matt or I bring her into our bed.
I’m not sure what my favourite thing is about this age, it’s probably her little chuckles though. They melt my heart! The other thing I love at the moment is how she now holds on when you pick her up. Cuddles have stopped being so one sided although I’m a long way off being cuddled back, I love feeling her hand on my shoulder or gripping my top.
This past week has also been the toughest yet though. Lyra is really fighting sleep during the day which leaves her very grouchy in the afternoon. The tough week can’t be fully blamed on Lyra though as it has been really warm here which has left us all a little short tempered!