I want to take a moment and introduce to you our new member of the family!
On July 15th at 11:59am, Piper Emery Livingston came into this world. It's been a little over a month since she was born and I still find myself in shock; I'm a mother!! I was always that person growing up joking about how I'd never have kids, but that mentality quickly changed once I met my partner. When you fall in love with someone, you're in an entirely different realm; a whole new world... So, with the endless amount of love I have for the man, I decided to put more thought into this whole "baby thing". I researched endlessly all about pregnancy, birth, newborn care, etc. No amount of research could cure the fact that I was terrified of being a mother. I wasn't scared of the pregnancy, getting pregnant, or even giving birth; I was terrified I wouldn't become a good mother. It took a lot of loving myself and expressing my anxieties to my partner before really considering anything. In reality, we were both scared shitless but after all, we were in this together. He kissed me and told me to take every day as it comes, that we will figure everything out along the way because this was something we both really wanted.
I can say with 100% confidence, having a child is the most amazing experience I could ever imagine. You're whole life changes in a matter of seconds. Once she was out of the womb and laying on my chest, the moment became so real. I really did it... I made this tiny being... To be honest, I actually couldn't stop crying the entire day but happy tears of course!
I'm excited to watch Piper grow and to let her be independent. I'm excited to have a best friend, someone I can watch Disney movies with and braid her hair, or jump in some mud puddles while it's raining. I know we will butt heads occasionally, (and if she's like her father, she will be one very stubborn girl!!) but I'll never love her any less.
It has been a learning curve, I must say. Getting the swing of things, adjusting to the new "routine", losing some sleep; it's taking some getting used to but is totally worth it! Piper has been eating and sleeping really well, loves tummy time and can already hold her head up like a champ!! Every time she smiles, my heart melts. I've been cherishing all the time I've had with her while I'm on leave; I don't want to let her go. Piper Emery has my entire heart already and I'm so blessed to be her mama bear.
Hi! I’m Jacqueline. Welcome to my Blog! I am a very simple girl residing in a town smaller than most people can comprehend. It’s an ocean side town on the rocky coast of Maine. I am forever surrounded by beauty and serenity which makes my creative side glow. I am a freelance photographer with a love for tea, kittens, books and adventure.