My Favorite Person is HH

there’s no denying it! HH has completely taken up my entire heart.  As I see a new milestone being reached e v e r y single d a y, I forget how little he really is. How young. How tender. How innocent. How pure.

He acts much older than his age, and I treat him as if we are equals, not like he is a baby.

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{<currently my favorite photo in the history of photos}>


My Facebook “Moment”

Logging into Facebook today showed me my post from one year ago.  Three hundred sixty five days ago, I shared the first picture of our sweet Hen.

365 days ago, we also chose his name, Henry Hayes.  Yes, it took us three full days after his birth to figure out the name that best suited our pint-sized old soul.

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He looks the same. But different. I can’t explain it.  I can remember those first few days. But I can’t remember them – they’re a blur.

I can’t explain it.


What I do know is that my heart has been skipping a few beats ever since I laid eyes on him.  He takes my breath away. He brings me so much joy. He makes me feel such a sense of accomplishment.

Above all else, he is my greatest accomplishment. My purpose in life. I live on this Earth to be his mama – it was my destiny.

What the Hell!

What the hell!! I have an eight month old? How the heck did that happen?

Seriously, this year has been the toughest one of my life so thank heavens Henry kicked off the year with  us or else I’m not sure how I would have made it through. 

While everything else seems to be messy and complicated, I can always count on his giggles and gummy smiles to lighten the heaviness of this year.  Because of him, I get up every morning ready to conquer the world. 

Every single day, I do my best to make it a little easier for him because life is tough. We live in a harsh world. 

I do my part by covering him with kisses, wrapping him in a warm embrace, and giving him more love than is even possible. 



Today was a day for the history books.  SCOTUS finally acknowledges and passes a law that #lovewins and #loveislove.

Even though the world Henry is being raised in is a cruel, harsh one, it is now one that will let him choose who he loves in the eyes of the law, and I couldn’t be happier. Let’s be honest…life is hard enough.

To celebrate the day, my friends and I took half the day and celebrated by playing in the city.  Henry is obviously too small to remember this, but I have photos to mark the special occasion.                     

This is the Face of a {Four} Month Old

DAY SPAOur {Beetle Baby} is now {four} months old.  It feels like he’s been with us much longer as I can not imagine my life before his arrival in January 2015!  I always hated when people told me that exact phrase but now I get it! I apologize for the silent judging and slight eye roll.  This is yet another instance where you can call me a hypocrite.

Gosh, motherhood really has changed me!

At four months old, Henry is a chatty cathy who has a curious mind and a thirst for knowledge.  When he isn’t taking sweet little naps, he demands to be entertained. He enjoys sucking on his tiny little fingers, snuggling in my sweet embrace, and being on-the-go to enjoy everything new in the world.

He is just so darn FUN!

His gummy smiles and the twinkle in his eye give me butterflies in my stomach and makes my heart sing.

You are my Worldlove you to the moon & back,


You Are My Sunshine

Two short months ago, my life changed forever when we welcomed {Baby Beetle} into the world.  I know that sounds like the biggest cliche ever, but I have seriously never known the kind of love and adoration that I have for him.IMG_6299

He is the sweetest little old soul.

Luckily, the connection and bond between us was instant and continues to grow stronger every single minute of every single day.  Although it is true that he can be called a “toothless spud” at this age, he finds ways to show me how much he adores me in his own way.  The little twinkle in his eye and the grin(s) he gives me instantly melt my heart!

In his two short months with us, he has softened me up in a way that wasn’t possible before his existence. To say that I am obsessed with him would be a gross understatement.

It is no secret that I never had dreams of having a baby and becoming a mom but as it stands, I can not imagine my life being any more perfect than it is with him in it.

Our worse days together are better than my best days before him.  IMG_6298