Today we had a tough day. Something was a little off with Riley. After waking up this morning, we just could not get her back to sleep. This led to an overtired baby, which led to lots of crying, which led to stressed out and frustrated parents. And when your baby is crying, and you can't get her to stop, it's easy to get frustrated. It's easy to want to pull your hair out, and today, it did cross my mind to just put her in her bed and let her cry. But I didn't. I was patient, and I cuddled my crying baby, and her daddy cuddled the crying baby, and eventually she fell asleep in my arms. And as soon as you hold a sleeping angel baby, you forget about how loud her crying was, because she is just so darn cute. And yes it can be tough to be a mom (or dad), and some days are extra challenging, but they are totally, totally worth it. I mean, you look at this face and tell me it's not worth it...
She spent some time on her tummy today, and ALMOST rolled over. She's getting so close!
Then she played a little footsie with her mama...
Aaand practiced her spit bubbles...
And when she finished practicing all those new skills, she was just plain old cute. And we like cute. We like it a lot.
We are going to be so sad to leave tomorrow. And this little one? She's going to miss her grandma SOO much. See?
"You mean, Grandma doesn't come with us back to New Zealand? That's lame."