Five years ago Shane and I were so so excited to meet out little one. We didn't know if it was a boy or girl (and if Shane's hair would ever go back to short. HA!)
And then when the doctor pulled her out and said it's a girl... I was so so excited and happy. They asked her name and I couldn't even speak. It was so overwhelming and so ... great.
I had so much fun with Gracie as a baby. I remember her first smile at me. I was in Michigan at my parents and I had her on the bed in front of me. I looked down and she grinned at me for just a second. I remember catching my breath and tears threatening to spill over. Being a new mom is hard work and there she was smiling and it was all worth it.
My Gracie is full of life. She is passionate and loud (she's a hartman. ha!) and creative and sweet. She doesn't know a stranger and loves to be around people. She is a little timid about trying new things but once she tries something she's ready to go. I am so proud of her I can hardly stand it sometimes. I love to look at her profile and just think "that's my baby" I'm so thankful that she's a part of my life.