I find an immense amount of joy in mothering, especially since Maeve was born. She has brought something really special into my home and into my heart. We all adore her and dote on her. 

Last Sunday, we had a few moments to snap some photos before church. I made all three dresses my daughters are wearing! Kind of a big deal, since time is something I don’t have a ton of right now! Holly’s dress is extra special. It’s from a pattern that my mom used to make a dress for my eighth birthday. I loved that dress! It was blue and white stripes. My mom still had the pattern and when she offered it to me, I snatched it up. Holly loves her dress! 

I love these sweet girls and I love the man I made my babies with!

Maeve-shake is 5 months old! I can’t believe it! 

What you should know about Maeve this month: 

  • Maeve still hasn’t taken a bottle or pacifier and hasn’t been offered either in a long time
  • She has no interest in rolling or getting herself places because…
  • She’s not very interested in toys
  • Although, she likes to lay under her jungle gym and pretend she’s sucking on it
  • She’s chubby and delicious
  • Laughs and smiles so easily
  • She’s the LOUDEST talker
  • Sleeps really well, except lately she’s been waking early 

Maeve is a favorite in our family and we all can’t get enough of her. She is nothing but joy and happiness! Some of our friends asked me if I’m happier since she was born because they observed that I am happier. Absolutely. I live a fuller life because Maeve is in it!

This baby is just so cute! We love everything about her especially her laughs and smiles. She’s kind of starting to play with toys but not really. She just hasn’t figured those hands out yet. It’s kind of funny. She brings us SO MUCH JOY! Sometimes I think of all the things I wish I was getting done or learning right now. I’m trying to pursue some of those, but it’s all pretty moderated because the baby and the older girls take up a lot of my time. It’s such a short season and so worthwhile!

This past Easter weekend was a bit of a blur! A little crazy with soccer games and Easter egg hunts, Easter dinner and the delight of friends! It was a weekend with highs and lows (thanks hormones!). The girls and I dyed eggs - nothing fancy, just from a kit. Every year, we make the girls a scavenger hunt with a little prize at the end. They’ve gotten so good at it! Next year I think the hints will need to be riddles, not pictures. I’m so excited to put together a little baby Easter basket next year! I already know a couple books that I want to put in it… it’s going to be hard to not go over the top with Maeve. But you know, Maeve! We do try to keep Easter small (mechanical pencils for the win this year!). No Easter bunny and we try to avoid secular Easter activities on Sunday. I didn’t make the girls Easter dresses this year. I am currently working on spring dresses for them… but haven’t finished them. You know, Maeve! I did make Holly and Greta little headbands. Greta has worn hers every day since!

These three girls. It’s all bliss with Maeve. Everything she does is adorable, even her blow outs. Maeve took some big girl baths this week and we all adored it. Holly and Greta love their sister so much! And Maeve feels similarly. She loves smiling and laughing at her sisters. This past week, I brought out all our baby board books. Holly and Greta have loved reading the books to Maeve. Maeve will be so well read! It’s so great to have such a small person bring so much big love into our home.

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