Hi friends! I'm Jamie, and I blog over at Cocktails & Carseats. You'll often find me talking about everyday life, which includes my adorable (I'm biased) daughter, Reese. She is my hilarious little miss, full of spunk and laughter, and I'm so excited to be a part of Beth's Girl Mom series!
When I first found out I was pregnant, I definitely wanted to find out the gender. Both Scott and I were anxious to see what we were having, and at the 20-week ultrasound, we confirmed both of our suspicions that we were having a girl! I'll be honest, I was super excited that my hunch was correct. I would've been happy with a boy or girl, but was secretly hoping for a little girl. After all, girls are what I know! I hoped for a little girl that I could buy cute dresses for, put bows in her hair, and be with her during all the important days in her life - from her first dance recital, to going on mother/daughter outings, to going wedding dress shopping with her one day.
The first year was definitely not easy, that's for sure. I had no idea that newborns woke up so much during the night, so that was a rude awakening (literally!). Reese has never been the best sleeper, but thankfully those sleep-deprived days are behind us (until baby #2 gets here).
Reese is now 2 and has grown into the cutest and most fun little toddler! She can have conversations with us, which is awesome, and has just the sweetest heart. I'll often hear things like "I love you Mommy!" or "Go to the li-berry, yay!". She makes Scott and I laugh constantly, and wants to play with us all the time. She is sweet, gentle, and very kind; she's always sharing her food with us, and her toys as well. She's not around other kids her age very much right now, but when she is, she always hands them toys, often asking me "Give ball to her?" before she does. She loves her blankie, reading books, puzzles, Mickey Mouse (and Minnie), helping me bake, and playing with both Scott and I. She often wants to hold my hand when we rock at night, and has fallen asleep on a few occasions doing so. She's going to make a great big sister. :)
I'm not looking forward to the teenage years, but for right now, I'm soaking up every minute and conversation I get to have with her. She's blessed our lives in ways I couldn't imagine, and she truly is a gift from God.