Today my baby is one week old! I can’t believe it! My time in the hospital was a whirlwind; to me she just got here. No way has an entire week slipped by! Motherhood to a newborn is beautiful and exhausting. I now understand where the phrase “catching sleep” comes from. Nursing every 2 hours give or take is something I could never prepare for. But I am so proud of how successful *knocks on wood* nursing has been, despite the exhaustion and pain that accompany it. Her smiles, little noises, cuddles, everything light up my heart. I fall in love with my husband deeper every time I see them together. I love their love. With motherhood, came an amazing network and support system of other moms. That has been a beautiful change in my life that I am so grateful for. I am so in love with being a mom to life that I grew myself and carried with me for what felt like an eternity. I think she is the most beautiful little lady that I’ve ever seen (sorry other babies, I’m biased :)). She is so sweet, smart, strong, and i can’t wait to see her grow up, but I hope time goes slow because I’m already emotional that an entire week has slipped by and I feel like I’ve been so busy trying to adjust that I’ve forgotten to sit back an enjoy the gift I have right in my arms.