Sweet Child of Mine

filed under: I Am Mommy on July 8, 2013

Its been a wonderfully hectic last couple of months.  We have had a baby, packed a house, staged a house, bought a house, sold a house, moved into a new house, and are subsequently unpacking in new house.  All while nursing full time and trying to wrangle four other very happy kids.  And one dog.  The dog is very happy.  Very very happy.

But this little girl… she is changing the most.  She had doubled her birth weight, experienced being in the warm sun for the first time, smiled at her mama for the first time, and melted the heart of pretty much everyone she meets.


My parents came up last weekend to help with the the move and get a little grand-kid time.

Miss Olivia took to my dad right away… she was just fascinated with him!

But then she started to feel berry berry sweepy.  (Sorry, thats how I was saying it in my head)

Baby yawns.  Is there anything better?



Yes, there is something better.  Sleeping baby.  There is nothing better than that.

I would like to see Miss Olivia attempt this feat between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 am thank you very much.

Seriously.  Please?  Mama is tired! 🙂

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  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    She is such a sweetheart! I have no idea how you’ve done it all, Amanda. I think you’re going to look back in ten years and wonder how the heck you did it too!

    • Amanda says:

      I think you are right!!! Cant wait to see your little angel!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    Oh my goodness, Amanda — she is so beautiful!!! Baby yawns are definitely the best. 🙂

    I am in awe of how you’ve made it through so many big life transitions recently! Hope that you are all getting settled in and that the new house is feeling like “home”. Hugs to you all!

    • Amanda says:

      Oh thank you so much sweet Ali!! You are the best. Hugs back at you!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    She is absolutely beautiful!!! My heart melted when I saw these pictures!!!

    • Amanda says:

      You just made me day cause thats pretty much what every mama wants to hear right??? 🙂 Hope your day is blessed!

  • Kristin Smith says:

    Oh I hear you, except my youngest is 2 1/2 and she still refuses to sleep through the night…I have just given up on the idea that any child of mine will sleep well until then are 5 yrs and older! 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      I should be as wise as you and just accept it! 🙂

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl says:

    SO sweet. And you know that babies with chubby cheeks are the cutest babies EVER, don’t you? I love her.

    • Amanda says:

      I couldnt agree with you more!!! 🙂

  • Rachel says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous baby! And I’m sure it’s the last thing on your mind, but you need to update your I am mommy banner, quick before Miss Olivia can read!

    • Amanda says:

      lol You are right! The designer sent over the new banner a month ago… I have to get that done!

  • Priyanka says:

    Dear Amanda,

    Congratulations on your little angel. She is an absolute sweetheart and a doll. God bless her..and all of you with the very best of happiness, love, peace and prosperity.. 🙂

    Love and cheers from India,


    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    I can’t even handle this. She is SO CUTE. Kudos to you as well! That’s a ton to handle and it sounds like you’re doing it in style.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Tara! I cant say I am doing anything in style these days… but I did shower this week so thats a plus. 😉

  • Sheila says:

    So beautiful! You have some good genes there Lady ; ) I can not believe all you have accomplished in the last weeks, and still blogging like a trouper! you amaze me!

    • Amanda says:

      Well thanks! You amaze me too. 🙂

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    She is so precious, Amanda!! You are an inspiration to all of us!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks! Inspiration not so much… maybe more of “what NOT to do” ! 😉

  • Wenderly says:

    Such a beauty!!!!! And you my dear, you never cease to amaze me with all you do! (do you have a clone of yourself that acts as a stunt double or something?!?) I shall call you Wonder Woman from now on!!

    • Amanda says:

      No, no… no wonder woman here!!! Kids had a grand meal of mac-n-cheese for dinner last night. And cereal for breakfast. And are currently playing on electronic devices. And watching TV! 🙂

  • Susan says:

    Sweet Olivia. You did so much and make sure you take care of yourself since Momma’s can’t get sick. 🙂
    Did you move to a different state or town? I am happy for you to have a new place and hopefully a kitchen that can fit all your baking and cooking. I don’t want to move unless hubby needs to for work but I would love an extension to my tiny kitchen. I never have space and I only have four of us here.

    See you baking soon!

    • Amanda says:

      Hope you get an extension soon. Sounds like its much needed and would be so great!

  • Patricia says:

    Great job, you are one amazing Mama!

    • Patricia says:

      And thank you for sharing that precious little girl with us! The thought of the baby yawns are what got me through the last trimester! So adorable!

      • Amanda says:

        Thanks so much!! 🙂

  • Becca from ItsYummi.com says:

    Amanda, my friend, Olivia is as beautiful as the morning sun! I SO wish that I lived close enough to come over at 1:00 am and snuggle with her while mommy got a nice night’s sleep!

  • Mary says:

    What a sweetie!! Loved the pictures. Congratulations on your move 🙂

  • di says:

    So sweet you little girl, and babies are just a joy and wonder:)
    Sleeping well that 1:00 to 4:00 wish I hope it comes true very soon like maybe tonight.
    All good things, which I think you have.

  • Sonya says:

    She is absolutely adorable!!!

  • Liren says:

    Oh, that face! So berry berry sweet! (I would say it that way, too!) My heart just melted 🙂 You’ve been busy – it reminded me of when we moved/relocated/sold/bought AND delivered my son the same day we renovated the kitchen. Nothing like having your hands full, but it sounds like you’re doing just fine 🙂 She is beautiful!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    What a precious baby! I’m so happy for you guys! xo

  • Amy K says:

    Olivia is absolutely beautiful! Many blessings as you continuing navigating all your recent life changes…exciting and good changes. So happy for your family!

  • Kendra Thornton says:

    Hi there!

    I have a quick question about your blog. Could you please email me when you have a chance? Thank you!

  • christy says:

    I could eat her with a spoon.

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    She is so precious, what a cutie!

  • Tina says:

    Congratulations on all your new endeavors and your beautiful new baby. God’s Blessings to you Amanda!

  • KM says:

    She is perfect Amanda!

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