Marley Marie is three and a half months old and I have almost finished sending out her newborn announcements.
I love how they turned out. She’s added a few belly and thigh rolls since the three-week-old photo on the front and the six-week-old sister photo (photo credit to Katie Beverley) on the back, but other than that those piercing eyes and that sweet little nose has not changed much in the last two months. I adore the way that she still stares intently and how gracious she is with her giggles and coos! She’s on to full conversations these days.
That picture on the back is one of my favorites. I will probably blow it up and hang it somewhere in our soon-to-be-finished bedroom as a reminder of my sweet girls. Three little peas in a pod, but so different, yes? So many families that we know have either identical (as in you can really tell that all siblings are siblings) or completely opposite (one looks just like mom, one looks like dad, one looks like great aunt Sally…) children. Each of our girls are so unique and so different from one another that I can’t wait to watch them grow up just to see what familial features and personality traits they take on.
Our family is finally beginning to find the rhythm of three children. We actually all make it out the door for errands a couple of times a week (that seemed impossible four weeks ago) and I’m happy to report that life is starting to adjust back to normal. A busy, hectic normal, but normal (and that feels so good).
I’ve kept a journal (to capture major milestones, funny things they’ve said and done, cute moments…) and a memory box for each of the girls as they’ve grown up and was heartbroken to learn that Paper Coterie – who I had purchased both of those mementos through – had gone out of business. Shutterfly came through though with the perfect lined journal substitute for Marley and I cannot wait to start recording.
I added one of my favorite photos of Marley to the front and then the sisters image in black and white to the back, as well as an inscription on the purpose of the notebook.
Time to share a hand written birth story with her! I can’t wait to give these journals to the girls when they’re grown up, they are my modern baby book. I’m still searching out for a photo box substitute (which is the perfect compliment to the journal since it holds treasures like hospital bracelets, baptismal candles, 1st birthday cards and the like). I’m curious to learn what other mommas are doing for baby books for their little ones – there are so many unique ways to document these days!
This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints and Shutterfly (who gifted Marley’s announcement and journal). The template I used can be found here. I have partnered with this awesome company for YEARS and am grateful for their continued support of this blog. I love their products.