MAYA and MAMA
So.... I really love Maya.
It's pretty much the best thing ever to be her Mama.
Like a lot of people I have a cell phone, but I also have the ability to render my cell phone useless on a regular basis. I take a million pictures with it, mostly of my rascal kids. I uploaded my pictures just before it melted down and thought I would share a few of my favorites.
Maya loooooves it when I rub her head. The photo strip below shows Maya totally awake and alert, then I start rubbing her head and she immediately falls asleep and goes into magical fantasy dream land where her eyes roll all around and she smiles super big. Pretty much my favorite thing ever.
It is just so fun having Maya for my daughter. I love dressing her and making her little hair bows and snuggling her into soft pink blankets.
It's funny because I feel like I have someone to commiserate with and spend time with just us girls. Her personality is really starting to show.
Maya is now 4 lbs 5.5 oz and is starting to grow out of her doll clothes. Yeah you heard right, this feisty baby of mine wears American Girl size doll dresses. On Sundays I like to wear my "Sunday best" to church and even at home if I cannot attend. I like to do this because it makes the Sabbath feel special and different from other days. I thought it would be special if Maya could wear a dress on Sundays too. I have always loved seeing super cute dresses on baby girls with all the fluffy tutus and ribbons and I just couldn't find ANY preemie dresses. So one Saturday I saw an ad for a garage sale near me that listed doll clothes as one of the items for sale. I thought I would check it out. Well it turned out to be a tender mercy for me. It may seem silly but it really meant a lot to me to be able to put my baby girl in a dress. When I explained to the lady that they were for my daughter I pretty much turned that garage sale on it's ear. I should have known that would happen but I was asking her if she had any cardigans or leggings to go with the dresses and it started to sound like I was REALLY into dolls. Hahaha! I had people getting all choked up and wanting to pray with me- it was kind of intense :) So I rushed home and made matching leggings and hair bows, it was pretty much the best thing ever. Later that same lady who made the doll dresses, contacted me and wanted to come meet Maya and brought her another dress. There are a lot of good people in this crazy world of ours. And wouldn't ya know it Maya is growing into newborn clothes!!!! She is pretty much ginormous now!
Aaaand since I do not typically have a professional photographer following me around I take a decent amount of selfies. Often I am holding Maya next to me and I think how I never want to forget that feeling.
She loves to be held and snuggled. I often hold her up against my chest and she will try and move her head so that she can just look up at me. I just love her so much.
(Feeding Maya with a syringe nestled in my shirt)
(Looking right at her Daddy...and yes those are purple polka-dot pants and a floral shirt...and no I couldn't find a matching outfit for me.)
Maya in her favorite sleeping spot.
Maya has had several doctors appointments and some rough days here and there. Certainly it has been an emotional roller coaster but for now I just wanted to share how much I love being this mighty girl's mama.
"I am the daughter of a king
who is not moved by the world
for my God is with me
and goes before me
I do not fear
because I am His"
More next time.