I never really got it until now.
Really. The time does fly by. It does just seem like yesterday that I got home from the hospital. I can't believe that she's been with me for a month already.
On the other hand, it seems like FOREVER ago that I was pregnant - even though I felt like I was pregnant for ever.
I cannot possibly imagine any other life right now. Ruby has put my life into perspective. Nothing is as important as her. Nothing is as precious as her. And just when I think I couldn't possibly love her any more, I wake up the next day and I find myself loving her even more than I did yesterday.
And today, as if to celebrate her one month birthday, she gave ME a gift. She smiled at me.
Oh yes she did.
I thought she might have been giving the odd smile here and there over the past couple of days but I could never be sure. But today we went for a walk in her stroller and when we got home, I had her sitting in her carseat all content and alert and I was talking to her and she gave me a Big. Fat. Grin.
A big fat grin.
I cried and laughed at the same time. It was so awesome.
Later on, we had a little photoshoot. Here's Ruby at one month old:
(note: the pants are NOT rolled up. She's just so long legged!)
I managed to convince Quincy to sit in for a few pictures but she was really none too pleased. She's not all that crazy about Ruby just yet:
And then later she needed a nap. It's hard work being a supermodel: