I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


{October quote from Anne of Green Gables}

September came and went soo fast! No, we don't have Fall out here in the subtropics, but October & November are our favorite months as the heat subsides. Once my body heals, I'm excited to take our babe for early morning runs and walks in his stroller when the weather is cool.

September over means our John Shea is already over three weeks old! Time is going by in a blink of an eye. Must be in part from that sleepless daze we're in... we're learning more and more about our little love every day as his personality and quirks come out. He has his daddy's firecracker temper, has a half smile {we call it the Harrison Ford smile} in his sleep that is to die for and his full-facial smile makes us melt. I cannot wait for when he actually smiles at us and we get to hear his laugh.

The biggest adjustment for me so far as a new mama is the amount of time spent nursing and the soreness with it. He is on his three week growth spurt and can not get enough. Baby John rules my day! My heart is so thankful though seeing him full and happy and working on a third chin.  I am behind on emails {please forgive me! thank you so, so much to everyone who wrote us such sweet congratulations!}, the dishes, laundry... what on earth am I making for dinner?!... but I understand now that that can all wait. He's only going to be our little newborn baby this once. He is so amazing and precious it's hard to look away at all. We are SO in love with him! Our gift.

22 comments:

  1. Oh, Amanda!
    How wonderful that you get to enjoy little John Shea so much and have already discovered so many beautiful things about him. Can you imagine what it will be like in one month? A year? Two years? I bet that prospect is exciting and overwhelming at the same time!
    Much love to you and your family.

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  2. I absolutely love the pictures of you and your little man. Your bond with him and your love really comes through in them.

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  3. So true... PRECIOUS gift ;) You sure dont look like a tired mama... and your pictures of Baby John are too sweet for words! Much love and keep well :) P.S. I love Octobers too... today is my Daddy's Birthday and on the 28th I celebrate mine :)

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  4. You look beautiful! Are you sure you just had a baby? ;)

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  5. You guys are so blessed! I'm happy that you're enjoying little John Shea and realizing that all that stuff can wait.

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  6. I can hear your love and giddiness through this post :) He sounds like such a precious doll, and I looooooove the title of your post - how true it is!

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  7. we're kindred spirits in our love for Anne of Green Gables! You are such a sweet mama and look amazing. I love the pic of your mama holding baby -- I am sure you are enjoying their visit! Send them love from the Britts and give sweet little man a nuzzle from me :)
    love, lanneybear

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  8. yes sweet mama - it all CAN wait! and it will. soak up every single second with that sweet boy of your. drink in his smells and his sweet kisses. it goes too fast. congrats!

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  9. A lovely post!
    Reading your blog gets me so excited for motherhood, and the beauty of the world in general. Thanks.

    Esther x
    www.dearfriendlondon.com

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  10. Congratulations on your little blessing from Brazil. He is adorable and I love how you are so thankful for all the little things! Enjoy every second of it.

    Megan
    www.thekuems.blogspot.com

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  11. harrison ford smile... that is a spot on description!! hahha! i know exactly what you're talking about! love that!! you look beautiful and that babe of yours is flawless :) september won't be the only month to fly by, now that you've got your little mister, i am sure! it's hard to believe how fast they grow! enjoy it all, pretty lady! emails can always wait :)

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  12. I'm so glad you are able to breastfeed. One of the most rewarding and special parts of mommyhood that I experience, and didn't expect to love so much. After the soreness subsided though. Hang in there momma!

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  13. You sure look gorgeous for having such little sleep! What a gorgeous baby and photos!!!

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  14. You look stunning...you're doing amazing! Our second little baby (a boy!) was born 10 days ago and I will tell you a trick from the first time for the poor chest...bacitracin. It is apparently harmless to the baby but really helps out the delicate areas :)

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  15. I vaguely remember those days and it was less than a year ago! He'll be nursing quickly and less often before you know it! You'd never know that you were sleep deprived from the pictures...you're glowing with happiness!

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  16. Your mama heart must be just bursting! He is such a wee handsome little man that it would be so hard to contain all that pride :)

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  17. yes, don't worry about all that other stuff. laundry can wait until there's no more underwear left... or maybe even a little after that :)

    such a sweet little baby and his little pout is adorable!

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  18. that little yawn! i die!

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  19. too precious - your john, october and life. congrats to you, enjoy this time ❤❤❤

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  20. So much sweetness I can hardly stand it! And don't sweat the small stuff, dear. Take in all the newborn baby as much as you can! The rest can surely wait! <3

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  21. So cute! More photos!

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