Izzy was dedicated last Sunday and it was such a crazy experience to be the one with the baby this time! That whole morning leading up to her dedication TJ and I were looking at her like she was a bomb ready to go off, we thought she was going to burst into tears any second and be screaming while she was being prayed for but she didn’t! She made it through, looked absolutely adorable as always and was good all morning even though she skipped her nap.
Later that day we took these pictures together, and as I was looking at them today I was thinking how they really capture how happy our little family is. TJ and I are seriously best friends and we are so so happy together and Izzy has enhanced that by a million times, but the pictures don’t show the other side of our relationship that I believe is equally important.
Most nights I wake up from two to five times to feed or at least help Izzy go back to sleep, she has been sick at least five times since February and it’s been nearly impossible to get her on a good schedule up to this point. It has been really hard and super frustrating, but through all of it TJ has stayed patient, supportive and so helpful. He reminds me all the time that the hard things can either bring us closer together or drive us apart, and we have to choose the first one which is not always easy in the moment, but always worth it.
If you asked me any day of the week I would tell you we are the happiest, most blessed people in the whole world, even though I spend a lot of nights so exhausted that all I can do is cry, but the hard times we have gone through (and keep going through) make us even happier in the end. It also doesn’t hurt to have a husband that is basically perfect, I keep telling him he needs to write a book on how to be a perfect husband. 😉 Anyway I hope everyone has a wonderful week also if you have ANY advice on how to sleep train a baby I am all ears!