I was talking with one of my best friends the other day about how we wanted to put our boys into swim lessons this summer. Thinking about that obviously got my wheels turning on cute swimwear for this summer. The temperatures are starting to warm up down here in the south and we are so excited to be planning our first summer with a toddler! Make a splash with Disney Baby this summer!
In just a couple of weeks we will all be celebrating the fact that “spring has sprung.” Spring is one of the sweetest of the four seasons. It’s a time to celebrate new life. After the winter months have ended a season filled with blooming flowers, sunny skies and cute baby animals awaits. As a tribute to the season where the Easter bunny makes his appearance as May flowers are our reward for navigating and jumping puddles amidst the April showers, I wanted to share 22 sweet baby names inspired by spring!
If you asked me ten years ago what the best sound in the world was, I am not sure what my answer would have been. If you ask me today the answer is easy; the sound of my kids giggling. Nothing beats it. I could be having the craziest day, I hear my little ones giggle (sometimes uncontrollably) and all is well with the world.
What’s incredible about the giggles is how they are often brought on by the day-to-day things that adults don’t find too funny. But kids, being the rays of light that they are, see the best in everything. They take a simple moment and turn it into an opportunity to laugh until they just can’t laugh anymore. I love it. It helps me maintain my sense of humor and keeps me grounded and focused on the goodness in life. There is very little we can control, so why not make the best of things and have a good laugh, right?
Here are pictures of 16 random moments that make my 16-month-old girl (and sometimes her brother) giggle her little heart out. What everyday moments make your little ones giggle?
If you would have asked me about the newborn stage with my first child, I probably would have told you that I wanted to get through it as quickly as possible. As a new mom with little experience, I had no idea what I was in for.
Now two more children later, I look back and realize that I was just in complete shock realizing how much my baby needed me. Now that my girls are older and don’t need me as much, I know how truly special the newborn stage it. When I was pregnant with Macks, I was really looking forward to the first few weeks at home with him. Now I am savoring this precious time and all that it has to offer, because I know it won’t last for long.
During my pregnancy I thought a lot about being pregnant, being a new mom, what he would look like, how labor and delivery might go and if I would have enough time to finish his nursery. It’s funny how a lot of thought tends to go towards those things but not a lot of thought goes into the postpartum healing and recovery. I was definitely surprised to find that when the doctor said it would take 6 weeks for me to recover that it would really take those entire 6 weeks. I had mentally prepared myself for little to no sleep and the challenges of caring for a newborn but never really considered that I would also need to be cared for and give myself time to heal after giving birth. I think I had this mental image that I would be back on my feet within a week feeling like I did before getting pregnant…how very wrong I was! I realized quickly that this time with my newborn was not just a time to care for him and get to know him, but also a time for my body to mend, rest and heal.