James' Onesie: MilkBarn
Oh, this sweet little boy of mine. He brings SO much joy to my life...motherhood is indescribable and the love I feel for my sweet baby is more than anything I ever thought possible.
James is growing up SO FAST and lately I've been really focusing on trying to savor each and every little precious moment. In six and a half months, he has already grown so much - he is becoming incredibly independent and his personality is coming through more and more. He's the smiley-est, sweetest, gentlest, smartest, funniest person! He has two teeth now, can sit up on his own, can stand on his own holding onto something (without me holding him), can wave, says "mama" and "dada", and is so close to crawling. I desperately want time to slow down...it's going too quickly!!
Time is slipping by, and I want to make sure that I am living in each moment and really experiencing every single minute with baby James. I don't ever want to forget these times.
I've been a lot more mindful of time-management techniques for this very purpose. I work from home, and it can be so easy to get caught up in work. I like to set limits for myself for how long I am on the computer or phone at a time. I've found that the BEST tool for this is just a good, classic watch. I love this one from Lord Timepieces - they have such a beautiful selection of women's watches and you can get 10% off your purchase with the code 'ANNA'. A good watch allows me to put my phone away and not rely on it for keeping track of the time, so that I can submerse myself in the sweet little moments with James and in the present.
As with each of James' first holidays, I am SO excited to celebrate Valentine's Day with him!! I have two Valentines now - Ben AND James! :) I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and my heart is so full of love it could burst!
So, who is celebrating Valentine's Day over the weekend?? The fact that V-Day is on a Tuesday night makes it a bit tricky to celebrate the day of...plus restaurants are always so busy on the actual holiday!! I'm AAALLL about celebrating the weekend before. Ben and I actually went out on a Valentine's Day date yesterday! More about that soon! :) <3 Have a happy weekend, friends!
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