Ok, the first rule of motherhood...don't promise something you can't deliver, ugh! I promised many of the readers over on CasaCullen that I'd have Nash's birth story up today. But I'm just no able to get the post up. I just feel the need to take this second week off and enjoy my baby and my visiting family. I can guarantee RWD will be live and kickin' it again in one week, so pop back by then and we'll back to our regularly scheduled programming on all sites!
Thank you RWD readers for being so awesome and always checking out the site and leaving such great comments. I'm so blessed to have such a strong readership on RWD and I love that we all adore fashon and beauty so much! I just had to tell you, this week being Thanksgiving and all, how thankful I am for you!
Much love, Morgan
Here's a snippet from the post that I wrote over on CasaCullen today:
As we get used to life with baby, we're so enjoying every single second and are amazed by the daily changes and milestones. Y'all, I can't even believe the love we feel for this little man. This evening, at 7:46pm, he'll actually be one week old. Seems hard to believe it has already been a week because it has literally flown by. We are really overwhelmed by how much we love and adore him.
I still just NEED this week to just get used to everything and prepare myself to not only juggle motherhood but also blogging and the wonderful clients I have on board too. I've realized my most important job is mothering this tiny little man and that is such a gorgeous and empowering feeling. Please just be patient as we figure it out and I promise to be totally honest about any changes to the site, etc...but I don't foresee any, just a break right now! Truly, these two weeks of 'maternity leave' are exactly what this family needs.
We can't wait to share his birth story next week and even some really great DIY projects we've tackled for his nursery recently too. Below I wanted to share some of my most favorite pics so far from our week with him. We've already had so many amazing moments and truthfully the time in the hospital and our first few days at home were just shy of magical.
I already have some of my family in town to celebrate his birth, meet him and also enjoy Thanksgiving week. CasaCullen will be overflowing with love, blessing and Thanksgiving fun this week. I feel so lucky to have almost my entire family here around me. We hope your turkey week is just as blessed and we're sending warm energy your way. We are so thankful for our readers and all that they bring to our lives. So...thankful...for...you! Hugs and we'll be back on Monday!
A Few of My Favorite First Week Moments:
Really truly holding him for the FIRST TIME! I loved when they laid him on my chest and I just looked into his big bluish grey blinking eyes and just said, 'You're my baby and I've so wanted to meet you!' He was super calm, very alert and just stared at me. It was magical. This was after they got him all cleaned up but I just had no idea the love rush I'd experience when I first met him. My Nash.
Of course there is something so special about the fact that Nash is a mini-Walt. I mean, right down to hair color, features and yep, even his toes. It's hilarious! I love seeing my two men together because it's just like Walt and his Mini-Me. This is a good shot of his sweet ginger, peach-fuzz hair...and I'm completely bonkers in love with it. I don't even care if it changes, but for now...I'm hooked!
Heading home from the hospital. It was actually a really blissful and surreal stay. We delivered a smaller hospital in Austin and I kid you not, it was like staying at a hotel. Two words: complimentary massage! I'm not kidding you, all new Moms are given a complimentary massage. Yep, LOVED IT!
This was literally only 10 minutes after Nash and Zola met. Zola immediately took on the protective big sister role and has been by our side ever since. She's super curious, loves to kiss his head and fingers and is wagging her tail more everyday. The first few days were a little rough and we were getting concerned but Zola has turned a corner and is slowly getting back to her great puppy self. She and Nash are going to be the best buds ever!
And finally, at his first pediatrician visit. Is this one relaxed baby or what? I think he looks like the Priceline gnome in this pic, ha! Plus I love how comfortable, secure, safe and completely at ease he is in his Daddy's arms. Magical...completely and utterly, magical!