Thursday, May 28, 2009

Exciting Times

Well, Cory is changing everyday! I weighed her today and she is 8 pounds and 13 1/2 oz. Can you believe a month ago she was born? Now, 4 weeks older and two pounds heavier she is growing and changing so fast! Everyday she looks a little different, is a little more alert, notices a little more of her environment. It is so awesome to watch her (awake and asleep). My friend recently visited us. Her daughter is 8 months old, has brown hair, blue eyes and a smile that is all gums and can stop traffic! You know the kind of smile that makes you smile or even laugh back? Well, I was her delivery nurse, so along with that comes a special attachment you know? Well I just couldn't believe how much she had grown, how expressive and playful she was. It made me wish that Cory was at that stage! I know I shouldn't wish time away--for sure, but I can't help but wish she was more responsive to me. I cant wait until she looks at me and smiles, says "mama", or "I love you!" Until then, I will be content with her occasional grin, tongue movements, farts and grunts!! HAHA. I dream of what she will look like at 2 mo, 3, 4,5,6 etc. One month already gone.... wow!

Friday, May 15, 2009

How Sweet it is to be loved by you....

How wonderful to be a mother... To see her big deep blue eyes staring at me is the best thing in the world. I find myelf living to see her grin... trying so hard to do anything to make her smile at me!! Her oooooo face when she has gas and her yawn and cries make me laugh! I don't know if she has the capacity to LOVE someone yet or just knows she needs me for survival but there's no doubt how I feel about her! My house is now filled with swings, bouncers, tubs, bassinets, bottles and breast pump accessories haha!! It is so crazy how a life can change overnight!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Well, finally, she has arrived!! (And finally a new blog entry as arrived as well)

Yes after many months of waiting (and many hours of labor) Cory Marie Pilgrim was delivered via cesarean section on April 29, 2009. She has completely changed my life and I cannot imagine it without her now! Everyday she does something new and different and I can see her personality shaping! I don't think you know true love until you have a child, it's something you can't describe and truly unmeasurable.

She's not only changed my life but she has grabbed ahold of her grandparents hearts and hasn't let go. I love to watch my parents hold her and see the love they have for her. It's amazing the love and joy a baby can bring to a family. My brother and sister in law can only see her via web cam, but it will have to do for now! I can't wait to have my brother see her and hold her. I know she will love him endlessly and he will be the greatest uncle ever!!

Not only am I a mother this year, I will always be an aunt too! I cannot wait to see my brother's child and love him/her too!! I have a feeling Cory and I will take a lot of trips to Las Angeles to visit. I can just see those two babies walking barefoot on the beach together, playing and laughing. I cannot wait! These are such exciting times for our family and hopfully just the beginning!