This weekend we celebrated my first Mother’s Day! Well, technically I was pregnant on Mother’s Day last year, but this year I’m officially in the mom club!
We kept it pretty simple all weekend, and spent most of our time at home just hanging out. We went out for a family date night on Saturday, and then Sunday we did church and lunch together.
It was such a special treat to be acknowledged as a “mother”, and I feel so honored to know that I’m Adeline’s mom. I’m her person. I’m her go-to. I’m her everything right now. I never knew what it meant, or felt like, to love someone so much it hurts until I had a child of my own. Everyone always told me that you don’t know true, deep love until you’re a parent, and it is oh so true. It’s a love you can’t explain, and can’t possibly fathom until you experience it. I thought I loved my dog, but man, I LOVE my baby girl! I don’t think any love even comes close to the love of a mother and their child – no matter if you gave birth to them, adopted them, fostered them, etc. It feels like a part of my soul is living outside of my body.
Here are the highlights from our weekend:
Friday after school Adeline gifted me the sweetest Mother’s Day card! The poem inside made me cry each time I read it, so approximately 37 rounds of tears. I’m allowed to be extra sappy this year though since it’s our first!
Saturday morning bright and early, I met up with a friend to take our babes for a long walk at a local park. We covered 4 miles, got some sun, and when I arrived home my FitBit notified me that I’d reached 10,000 steps for the day!
While I was gone, Adam got to work on a new project for his new side hustle. He’s building a trestle farmhouse table for some friends of ours at church. I can’t wait to see how it turns out, and I have a feeling I’ll be placing an order soon! Be sure to follow him on Instagram if you want to see the progress!
While Dad built things, we hung out inside and practiced important matters: sitting up!
So proud of my sweet girl! She can sit up on her own (if I put her there) for a few minutes now, but I still need to stay close by in case she topples over.
She’s even sitting up in the Rock N Play…which means I may have to box it up for good. I always throw her in it while I shower and when I got out she sat right up and was rocking front to back! AH!
For our family date night, we headed to a new-to-us place in Little Rock, and sat outside on the patio. Then we headed to Babies R Us where I finally used a gift card to purchase a jogging stroller. I’ll fill you in on which one later this week! I haven’t gotten a chance to jog with it yet. Spoiler alert: it’s not a Bob.
Dinner was delicious, light and nothing too heavy. I think now that we have a baby, I love restaurants with outdoor seating even more because even if Adeline gets loud, it’s doesn’t feel as loud.
Sunday morning Adeline got to try a Baby Mum Mum and loved it! She’s also lovvvvvvving her Jumparoo. It took her a while to really feel comfortable in it, but now there’s no stopping this bouncing queen!
For church, Adeline wore a dress that was mine as a baby. This sweet little blue smocked dress fit her just right and of course we had to fully document it.
It’s still out for debate regarding who wore it better. My money is on Adeline though.
I forgot to take a picture of Adam’s Mother’s Day surprise, but he got me a super sweet card, and a few cute little favorites of mine. It was perfect.
Happy belated Mother’s Day to all moms and future moms out there!
Here’s a nice little tear jerker if you’re in the mood for a good cry –> A Letter To My Baby On Our First Mother’s Day
How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?