Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Farewell to a Fun Decade

Today I am wrapping up my twenties. A decade to remember.

In the past ten years, I would say I've covered a lot.

-Graduated College
-Established a Career
-Married my Main Man
-Birthed our First Born.

Pretty special.

It's funny to think I'm closing out this decade, completely opposite of how I started. I used to be the one spitting up after way too many shots at Georgia Bar and Bourbon Street...today I spent my last day in the twenties helping little Marion spit up her drink of choice. Oh how things have change!

I envisioned my 30th birthday drinking lots of champagne and dancing the night away with fun friends. After having our sweet girl, I'm perfectly content hanging with our new little family of three and sneaking away for a date night with John. Life is good. We are very fortunate.

Cheers to 30. May it be as fulfilling & fun as the twenties. Bring it, 30s!

Friday, April 5, 2013

SHE is here!!

After all the 'schedule' talk, our little breech baby decided to schedule her own birthday and surprised us all with an early arrival.

We are so in love with our precious baby girl...

 Marion Katherine Haynes

Friday, March 22nd at 1:34pm

8lbs even. 20 1/4 inches long.

I wouldn't trade that day for anything else in the world. I love that she decided to come on her own terms. It was perfect & special in every way.

She is her Dad in a Dress...with dark hair, small little face features, and a laid back disposition. We are thinking she has my ears? Or maybe toes? haha. She is that much of a daddy mini-me which of course makes him proud. And I think he's pretty good looking myself, so I think it's sweet that she is her dad made over.

She is two weeks old today. In a way, it seems like she has been in our lives forever yet then again it's crazy to believe two weeks have already come and gone.

We are getting the hang of this parent thing. It's been an amazing experience so far filled with lots of emotion, love, and oh yea- sleep deprivation....sleep is definitely a thing of the past. And we actually have a baby that likes to sleep a lot.

To say that we are in love is an understatement. I totally get it now. It's a love like no other and grows more and more everyday.