In Love With My Daughter

It’s so hard to imagine that almost a year ago I was holding on to the wall and wondering if this is what they meant by the term “slow painful death”. Unfortunately for me, I was one of the lucky few who has labor for four continuous days with no results. My contractions were not steady enough to do their job. One every 20 minutes, every 10 then 30 minutes later. Just enough to make me insane and want to beat my husband for sleeping through it all.  However the minute Matilda came into my world was such an amazing and beautiful  moment  none of that pain mattered. I know each and every mother probably  feels the same. The doctor left us alone in our birth room afterwards for what seemed like an eternity.  There we were a new family. Chad, myself, and this precious baby girl. What an amazing privilege to enjoy  this precious life.


As a first time mom I have had many struggles. Matilda had reflux and colic both of which made me feel helpless and as if I didn’t have a clue what I was doing.  Many nights I wanted to pull my hair out, thank goodness I have plenty, but as a family we all got through it. It’s hard to imagine my baby girl will be turning one April 1st.

She is growing so fast!  And super independent she wants to do everything for herself. Can’t imagine where that comes from 😉

Chad is doing a great job I’ll have to post one day all the things he puts on his head to entertain her…here he is  sporting the “Pajamas on the head” look.


And of course he passes that down to Matilda and then you get this: fun times.

Life with Matilda and as a mom is different then anything I could have imagined. It’s also better then anything I could have expected. Right now she’s watching the Gummy Bear song and dancing while eating her breakfast. She loves that silly video.

And for some unknown reason she always has to have her foot up when she’s eating.

I hear all the time from parents how much they love their children. I have found out  that I never knew I could be so in love. She is truly the joy of my life and the reason I blog and have my business. I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss one precious moment spent with her and so far I haven’t.  For those of you who have purchased my book Get Famous and have supported this blog and my business from deep in my heart thank you.  You are partially responsible for allowing me to spend every minute with this beautiful baby girl of mine and for that I am eternally grateful. Love hard, laugh often, don’t let anyone steal your joy, love people even when they don’t deserve it. Enjoy our life it will pass you by very quickly.




  1. (¯`•¸Geca¸•´¯) says

    Matilda is adorable and a beautiful child, like you! Who wouldn’t be in love with her? Being in love with our own child comes to us naturally, unexpectedly.
    It was love at first sight when I saw my baby for the first time 9 years ago and I’m still in love with my child.
    Cheers to all Moms who are in love with their own kids!

  2. says

    HAHA Glad I’m not the only one that is totally in love with my child! She looks so perfect =] i suffered with colic and reflux the first 3 months and I know how hard it can be but even through all that (and I have lots of hair to thankfully!) life is perfect! by the way, LOVE the pictures of your husband LOL It’s great to see daddies interact like that! where I come from you don’t see that no where near as much as you should. You have one great looking family!

  3. says

    So cute. Little ones are cute, quirky and totally engaging. You captured that feeling perfectly in your post. Thanks you for sharing your little one and your world in this post. It lifted my spirits. :-), Susan

  4. says

    Hey Lisa,

    Stopping by to say hello. This is such a sweet post. Her foot up in the high chair totally made me giggle. So cute. I guess we are born with our quirks built in huh? My little 18 month old fella gives me hugs now that melt me to pieces. It ‘Makes My Morning’ every day.


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