She's already changed and grown so much in her long life. No more newborn diapers! Already up to 3 ounce bottles!! Such a big girl.
Matt came down with a cold (or virus or something...we'll find out soon; he's at the doctor right now) the other day, so I've been getting all the Millie snuggles to myself. I can't complain. Yesterday she slept on my chest for a few naps (she was napping, not me). I'm sure some expert or another would frown on that idea, but not me. I didn't get to snuggle her in my belly for 9 months. I will certainly snuggle her ON my belly for a few hours when I can get it.
I'm not sure if you can see it in any of these pictures, but Camilla has several distinctive physical features (besides overwhelming cuteness and extremely kissable cheeks). Matt pointed them out our first night alone in the hospital with her. Look!, he said. She has your long fingers...and my back hair!!!
Her fuzzy arms and shoulders are possibly the cutest things I've ever seen.
So how do yall feel about birth announcements? You know, the kind you get in the mail like a Christmas card. I personally love them. I know that not everyone sends them, but I always feel really happy when I get one and I usually hang it on the fridge (or in special cases, on the filing cabinet in my office) for a long time. Naturally, I've always assumed I would send them out once I had a baby of my own to announce. So I've spent a few naptimes browsing the options, and I have two major issues: A) I love them all (I'm pinning my MOST favorites to my 'adoption' board on Pinterest, if you're interested), and B) THEY ARE FREAKING EXPENSIVE. Like $1 a card (for the cheap ones!!!), IF you're buying over 100!!! This was a really depressing realization. Not to mention that they're oddly sized, meaning they'll require more expensive postage. This could all add up to some serious cash-- cash that should probably be spent on things like formula, diapers, and lawyer bills. But like...I want them. :( Wah wah, poor little me, I know. So anyway. Thoughts on the importance of receiving a proper (and lovely) birth announcement in the mail? Overrated? Just wait for Christmas cards? Skip Christmas cards and do this instead? Get a second job and do both?
I've seen the options on Etsy where you can have a card designed for a cheap price (like $15) and then DIY the printing, but I can't figure out where/how I would get them printed so that they wouldn't look super ghetto. I don't want them to be shiny 4x6 or 5x7 from a photo printing booth at the drug store, you know? I want that matte cardstock look. As with most things in life, I have champagne taste and a beer budget. Womp.
You know what is fun? Picking out baby girl outfits and bows. I know, that's probably shocking news...but she has lots of fancy events coming up and I love thinking about what she'll wear to each!! She has several showers (for herself) (that she will attend!), her church dedication, AND her court finalization all coming up (well, relatively speaking. In the next few months).
Well, I'd love to stay and chat baby fashion forever, but someone is insinuating she is starving to death and seems seriously concerned that I may never feed her again, so...gotta run. Happy whatever day of the week it is!! ;)