Friday, April 30, 2010

Unpredictable weather...Silly hair.

So this winter has been more than a little cold!!! It was one of the coldest winters for Colorado in a long time. And just when I put all my winter stuff away because I think the sun is coming out, we get more cold weather. Yesterday was a prime example...had to bundle the little one up and it was the end of April! What is wrong with this picture?!?! Its supposed to be SPRING! The jacket was a sweet hand me down from her cousin Beni, and I thought I would post a picture of her silly mohawk!!!

Uncle Landon

My brother Landon was up for a quick visit and he was the first uncle to meet Charleigh. It was extra special becuase his youngest son was born just two weeks before her. They are the closet cousins age wise! So fun to see them in May and compare sizes!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

One Month Old

My little baby turned one month old on the 8th...which happens to be my brother and father in law's birthday. month. I know everyone said it would go so fast but until you experience it you can't understand. I find myself doing so many things I never thought I would, breastfeeding, holding her just because, waking her up just to see her beautiful eyes. Everyone says a baby will change your life and I knew to a certain extent it would, however I never realized how much my life would be forever changed. I can not fathom the love God has for us to give his son as a sacrifice for our sins because I know that I could never do that. I could never let her feel one ounce of pain if I could prevent it. Especially not for someone who didn't even love her. I have had an entirely different perspective on my salvation through Christ just from being a mommy.
For so much of my life I struggled with self I look at my pudgy tummy and smile because I carried a beautiful baby to term. I delivered her and she was perfectly healthy. I nurse her and am the sole reason she gains weight and is nourished. The gift God has given me through motherhood is inexplicable. I was made for this and I now clearly see that. What I wouldn't do for her or give to her....
I realize this is all very personal information but the love that has developed in my heart for this small little person is bursting out of me. I have become a cheesy Hallmark Card!!!
I would love for her to stay small and helpless because I so enjoy taking care of her...3 am feeds, no problem...spit up on my shoulder, who cares. I just live to make her life great, but I can't wait for her to grow and learn who she is and teach her things and hear her voice. (Right now the pterodactyl scream is all I get!)
So in summation of my gushy post, I love love love being a mommy. More than anything I have ever done. And I'm so grateful for an amazing husband who has been a part in this new role I have. He's a great daddy and is more than a little in love with this sweet peanut.
Love to you in the next post!

PS: pterodactyl is the weirdest word spelling wise ever....

Friday, April 2, 2010

Charleigh Anne Forsythe

So I promised to update with belly pics...hmmm...she's already been born so clearly I didn't follow through on that!
My sweet little baby GIRL was born on March 8th 2010. I went into labor at 37 and 5 weeks pregnant after two night shifts and a big storm brewing. Contractions started at 5pm on Sunday...I tried to sleep them off but ended up waking Nathan up at 1230am to drive me to the hospital. She was born after four good pushes at around 1215pm. I could not believe my eyes when I found out it was a girl! For those of you that don't know my side of the family has 6 grandsons/nephews. No girls for any of my brothers. I broke the curse! She was 6 lbs 10 oz and 19 inches long. And cute as cute can be!
I recovered well and she is doing great. We had about a week and a half of long sleeping stretches. The last couple of nights I can't say I've slept much at all! I think she is going through a growth spurt!
We are just so happy to have her and are so greatful she is a healthy little girl!