So two days ago when I posted I was exhausted, both mentally and physically. I learned that when you normally have a happy baby, the not-so-happy days seem like the world is crumbling around you! Well, I feel like I need to update on the second half of the day to serve as a reminder that while there will be rough days, its all worth it in the end.
My last post ended with little Charlotte sleeping soundly on the couch. Well, approximately 5 seconds after I posted it, she was up and ready to go again! NOT A GOOD ENOUGH NAP. So we were back at it, tears and all until I finally got her settled again and back to sleep. All it took was mommy to snuggle up with her and take a much needed nap of her own!
After about an hour nap and a successful bottle, things were finally turning around for our little lady. We were sitting on the couch enjoying our happy time when it happened. Little Charlotte decided to reward me with her first REAL smile! At that moment, I forgot about how tired I was. I forgot about how I had wanted to pull my hair out earlier in the day. All that I cared about in that moment was that gummy grin and squinty eyes. Then I cried. It was a tired, happy, I'm so thrilled to be a mommy to this little girl cry. Its amazing how something as little as a smile can totally turn a day around. I think that she knew I needed one at that moment because since then she's only given us little smirks.
Thank you Charlotte for making your 2 month birthday one that I will never forget.