Nothing like a sleeping baby!
Showing off her camo band aids.
This is Michael's favorite outfit!
I on the other hand am facing one of the most bittersweet moments I have ever faced. I am excited to go back to work. I was a terrible teacher and coworker for the last several months. Those that told me "enjoy pregnancy you will miss it when it is over" are so WRONG! I have not missed it once. One word to describe pregnancy for me is prison! Yes, I was excited about our new little addition to come, but that was not my only thought. Selfishly, I was so sick that the majority of the time I just wanted my present state of throwing up to be over. It was hard to be excited about what was to come. I was angry that I could not workout especially when people thought it was a good time to tell me about some super woman who ran a 5k every day of her pregnancy. Do you not know that I am super competitive! I remember one time I went walking around the block, then I ran in the house 2 minutes later only to throw up from moving too much! I hated seeing my body change like that. I hated not being able to enjoy food. After 10 months of getting HUGE and throwing up constantly, you can see how much I must have hated pregnancy, and how bad a teacher, coworker, and mainly wife I must have been (EDIT: I (Michael) do not think that Leslie was or has ever been a bad wife. She has been an absolutely incredible wife.). On that note...my school took great care of me though, and I am extremely thankful for that. So with that thought on mind, I am excited to go back and actually do my job correctly. BUT now I have my sweet Ellison. I have been with her constantly for the past 8 weeks, and the thought of leaving her makes me so sad. I just love watching her sleep like I am doing now. I love being the one to feed her every meal. I do not want to miss anything, so I am stuck in this terrible place, scared to miss anything, but I know it is what I need to do right now. I guess life just moves on. The Lord has blessed me in allowing me to be home these 8 weeks to allow me to learn to love my sweet girl, to be a mom, to be a wife again, and to learn well yes...baby language! :) I am kinda in love with my family right now. I have an amazing husband who has become an amazing dad. And I have a beautiful daughter, who is just learning how to live. So here we are....bittersweet.