Karey Ireland

Karey Ireland was born on March 15, changing our lives forever with those chubby cheeks and wiggly eyebrows. I'll write out her birth story one day, but I want to record these sweet, dreamy first days with her. How she's burst into our lives and made every little thing a thousand times better. A week and a half ago, I wouldn't have had a clue what to expect. I didn't daydream about cuddling in bed with the morning sun streaming in, or a little button nose, or staring at her for hours on end. I had hoped it would be fun, but I really had no idea. 

And now she's here and she's more than I could have ever dreamed or hoped for. Taking care of her has come so naturally to Trevor and I, a couple of clueless kids who'd never even changed a diaper before. 

These past few days have been the most perfect of my life - strange and dreamy, adjusting to a whole new way of life, kind of like being on a honeymoon, where each lazy day runs into the next. When it came to having a baby and becoming a mom, I was worried about so many things. But I didn't factor in love, how it takes over and makes even the hard stuff seem sweet and simple. These days with her have been so honest and pure, not doing a thing but loving on each other and becoming a family. Coffee and cuddles and our own little world. We are so deliriously happy.