This little girl seems to change every day right before my eyes! I’m absolutely loving getting to be at home to witness all the new and fun things she’s discovering and doing.
Like this picture of her sitting up so well in her Bumbo! Can you even believe how big she is?!
Or this picture where, on Saturday, she discovered the TV for the first time! Oh dear! She looks just like her dad huh?! (P.S. She never watches tv and I don’t put her in front of it because let’s get real- the child has a lifetime of TV ahead of her… she doesn’t need to watch it right now!)
Which brings me to the real reason I’m writing this post. My phone has stayed on silent since Rory was born 24/7 pretty much. (In fact most of the time I don’t even know where it is- like right now! I actually “lost” it in the fridge for a whole day recently. Yes, the fridge.) Its not because I’m afraid of waking the baby because everyone who has been around her knows she can sleep through anything. Honestly the phone, internet, etc, is the very last thing on my mind during the days at home w/ little miss. I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to stay at home with Rory and the last thing I want to do is take that for granted and be on the phone or internet all day. I literally soak up every second she is awake and happy. We play, sing, read books, and cuddle together. I love it. And its also my job- taking care of her and the house. The days that I’m on the phone or internet I feel guilty at the end of the day for not being attentive to her. I feel like I’m going to miss something new and fun. But at the same time if I don’t call people back because I simply forget or don’t have the time, I’m made to feel guilty about that too(because thats what we women do, make ourselves/others feel guilty about not doing EVERYTHING just right or on time… we are way too hard on ourselves and eachother!).
So I’m sorry if I have failed to be a good friend/family member. Its in no way intentional. I seriously don’t even know why I have a phone most days. And I open the computer once a day at the very most. As I’m typing this I should be napping while she naps or doing the huge list of housework that needs to be done. I know I’m not giving 100% to those relationships all the time. But I’m giving 100% to my husband and to my sweet little Rory and I can end the day knowing that with a smile on my face.
I’ve been feeling the need to write this post for a couple of weeks but last week after my surgery I literally did not use my phone at all. Except for the days that I was so drugged up and I don’t even remember conversations that I have been told happened! ha!
And who would want to miss out on something as cute and sweet as Rory?! 🙂 Love all of you! I’m so glad I can have this blog to stay in touch and update you on things going on in the Harris’ house.