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Thank goodness for mamas.

My mom came and stayed with us for two weeks to help out with Eliza. She actually arrived on the first day I started having contractions, and she was right there beside me in the hospital all the way until the end. I remember holding onto Sam with my right hand, and my mom with my left. I know I wouldn't have been able to get through it without both of them there to support me. 

And, for as long as I can remember, my mom has always shown her love with her sewing machine. So, while I was recovering for those couple of weeks Mama made Eliza everything she was missing. She made her hats and burp cloths and pillow covers. And, she finished up all of the projects that I didn't get to before I went into labor, one of which was this quilted blanket. She pumped this thing out so fast! I love how beautiful and bright it is and it's perfect for playtime with Eliza. Sometimes, I lay her on the quilt and she will just entertain herself by kicking her little legs and staring around the room.

We were really sad to see Grandma go home after those two weeks. It finally sunk in how difficult it will be to raise a family so far from home. Love you, Mama.

Only a day after my mom left, my mother-in-law swooped in. I think it's fair to say that Nancy shows her love through food! Bay Area grocery stores are like amusement parks for this woman- so much fresh produce and fun specialty items. And we've been spoiled by all of her daily cooking.

So grateful for the strong women in my life, and the example they are for my little girl.

1 comment:

  1. Nancy does show her love through food! Most likely because the way to a boys heart is through his stomach and she was surrounded by boys!