Mornings are one of my favorite times to spend with Amelia. I love picking her up out of her crib and having her cries stop instantly; I love seeing her stretch out of her swaddle, arched back and arms lifted high; I love our sweet cuddle time and kisses on her chubby cheeks; I absolutely love seeing my big girl in her nightgown with her little feet peeking out of the bottom. We spend our mornings being lazy and lounging around in our pajamas, until it gets a little closer for us to get ready for daycare, which is usually about an hour or so.
After the morning 'to-do list' is completed, then we spend some time talking and playing. Usually during this time Amelia is starting to get hungry. I don't like to send her to school hungry so I like to feed her right before we leave. Since I don't see her throughout the day, I love being able to nurse her before taking her to school. Nursing is something that I didn't think I would enjoy, but it's such a special bonding moment...I love it!
After she eats, she gets ready for her big day. Once she is dressed for school, we usually have a fashion show, which results in a crazy amount of pictures being taken. She sits up on the couch like a big girl and I think she has finally figured out that if she smiles at me then I'll get the camera out of her face much faster than if she watches TV and doesn't look at me!
As crazy and hectic as some mornings can get, I love having girl time with my sweet little lady. She makes each day start off pretty amazing!