19 years old.
I have a beautiful daughter, Aspen Grace, who I love more than anything.
I'm trying to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education.
I love to laugh.
I play four instruments.
Well, more like know how. I don't have much time to do it anymore.
I find inspiration in small things.
My life is simple, I like to keep it that way.
For the first time in a long time, I'm genuinely happy with my life. Nothing can change that, nothing can bring me down.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had the time to really sit down and post some pictures on here and say something about what’s going on. Well, I went back to work about four weeks ago, but three weeks in things weren’t going so well. I chose to exclusively breastfeed Aspen, no formula (AT ALL) but, my milk supply started to go away, because she would get bottles of breast milk while I was at work and she was with her dad, but then she wouldn’t want to breast feed because bottles were easier, and it was a major power struggle. Then, my boss cut my hours, to THREE HOURS A DAY. Ridiculous. So, I decided it wasn’t worth losing my milk supply and having to buy formula to work for three hours a day. So, I asked to take another leave from work, which my boss was completely fine with. (She really didn’t want to pay me anyways, so it worked out for the both of us.) So now I am a little more broke, but a lot more happy to spend my days with Aspen.
She has grown so much! At her two month check-up she weighed in at exactly 12 pounds, (75th percentile) and 22.5 inches long (50th percentile!) She is smiling up a storm, squealing, trying to giggle a little and even trying to roll over from her tummy to her back. She lifts her head at a 90 degree angle, brings her hands together on her own, and knows how to click her tongue like her daddy. She is very advanced for a baby who is only 10 weeks old, and I am so proud of her.
As for her dad and I, we get along great, which I am so happy about. We were always good friends, but didn’t talk during my pregnancy at all, and when it all came down to it, I was unsure if he was going to be around or not. But, he came around and is 100% daddy now. It makes me so happy to know that Aspen will have what I didn’t. A caring, loving, involved father. My dad was around as a child, but emotionally absent and was only there for discipline. I hope Aspen is a daddy’s girl, and I hope that they will be close so that she will be confident, get the love a girl needs and be even happier than those who are so unfortunate to have that.
Anyways, things have been fantastic, I am so happy with the way things are. I’ve never felt so happy or so blessed in my life. Until next time!