Oh, My Winnie… six months with you

This is a milestone month for this momma, and I’m having a difficult time processing it. On one hand, I love how our girl is growing. She’s changing almost daily, learning and trying new things. She’s been rolling from her tummy to her back for a while, and she’s on the precipice of rolling from her back to her tummy for months now. This month, she just went for it, and now that she’s mobile, and we are adjusting to life all over again.

She also has been trying finger foods this month. We started her with pureed baby foods a couple of months ago, but this month, I decided to try her on mashed veggies, as well. She still hasn’t figured out the coordination completely, but she is determined to get her little handfuls of squash up to her mouth.

So, yeah, I love how healthy and strong she is. I love that she’s growing and learning. But, I also miss those tiny baby days already. Her five month “birthday” marked the last time we swaddled her, and it broke my heart a little. We knew the time was coming once she began rolling, so when that day came, the swaddle was gone. At that point, we were still putting her to bed in her Halo sleepsack, but we would just wrap the wings around her middle instead of swaddling her arms. However, the sleepsack was in the laundry one afternoon, so she napped without it, and we haven’t looked back. So, not only did we give up swaddling, we let go of how she has slept for the first 5 months of her life. Again, I know these changes are good, but I’m sad to see all of these “lasts” coming.

I know that this is only the beginning of feeling this way – we are only 6 months in, and I know that I will feel this way for the rest of my life. But I just can’t believe that our baby is half of a year old already. What makes me move past the longing for time to stop is when she sees us and is genuinely excited. When she tries to reach for us to hold her, we pick her up, and she buries her face into our shoulder. My heart breaks a little with each major milestone we reach, but each time it breaks, it’s stitched with thread from those moments when she knows us and wants us because she loves us. 

She also likes to think she can walk. Again, I’m all about hitting those milestones, but where is the pause button? I need to just hang here with my baby for a little while longer.

And, lest we forget Elliott, the one who thinks she’s the true star. Jimmy and Winnie, month 6 And now, March 3rd,  this breathtaking girl of ours is half of a year old.
For half of a year, she’s been a light we didn’t know we were missing. She’s a dream we didn’t know we could have. It’s the craziest thing to think about where we were a year ago, 5 years ago, or even 11 years ago when we were married.  To know we journeyed this far to meet our sweet Winnie. To know that she was worth every day without her because it makes us know how incredible these days with her are.

more monthly photos

instagram
facebook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

instagram

  • stoppppp 😍 I am obsessed. (more to come. 👏🏻)
.
.
.
.
#meaganwhitephoto #louisville #photographer #louisvillephotographer #lifestylephotography #southernindiana #southernindianaphotographer #familyphotographer #familyphotography #lappingpark
  • “Waiting is active obedience.” We are in a season of waiting, and if you have ever waited for God to show you something, you know that it’s never a passive waiting. We are waiting and resting in God’s sovereignty. “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” (Matthew 6:8) ♥️
  • Such a fun family session posted today 🍂  there are no words in the post, just pictures... word press updated and it was late when I was working and I was easily confused 🙈😆 what I would have written about is how it rained in a BIG way right before we began shooting, it broke as soon as we began, aaaaand then it picked up with thunder and all the very minute we quit. ⛈ Quite an afternoon, but this group ROCKED and it was so much fun - see more at meaganwhitephoto.com. 👏🏻
.
.
.
.
#meaganwhitephoto #louisville #photographer #louisvillephotographer #lifestylephotography #southernindiana #southernindianaphotographer #familyphotographer #familyphotography #lappingpark
  • I know a lot of people are wondering what in the world is happening over here these days. And honestly... I’m not really sure that I know. 😳😂
Here’s what I can tell you: Shane and I have felt a little “off” about a lot of things for a while, including what he’s been doing in his job - there’s nothing “wrong,” he’s just not doing what he is called to do.
We know, without a doubt, that he is an incredible worship leader. But he’s also crazy talented at teaching and sharing the Gospel. So to only be doing maybe half of what he’s capable of has been a little discouraging and draining for him. It’s contrary to what the world says, but when you’re living in your gifting, you’re not “working.” Yeah, it’s for sure hard work, but when it’s what God has clearly called you to, you do it and you’re energized. To be doing something else, even if it’s less work on paper, it’s exhausting, and that’s what’s been happening.
I don’t know if this will make sense to most. Or to anyone, really. To see us stepping out like we are without a clear, step-by-step plan... well, it’s unnerving. But we know it’s right.
There are a lot of little details that are a part of this story, and they all add up to one big answer - the time to pursue something new is now. Do not wait. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Get.👊🏻 It.👊🏻 Done.👊🏻 So that’s what we’re doing.
All of this unknown has created a lot of questions about our decision-making abilities and maybe even our sanity 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 our prayer has been and better always be that everything we do brings praise and glory to the One who holds us tightly. And we know that this story will. So, for everyone wondering and praying, please know that we are fully confident and fully trusting, even though there are days when it’s hard. There have been a lot of tears and confusion, but there has also been immense celebration and excitement. And, as a lot of our closest friends have said, if anyone can do this, it’s us. ✨
.
#thewhitesarethree #ohmywinnie #shaneandmeagan 📸: @photosamyam
  • 2018 is the first year since I started Meagan White Photo that I didn’t accept any weddings. Sessions like this are one of many reasons why I haven’t regretted it once. ♥️ Thankful every day.
.
more of this perfect boy and other exceptionally cute people here: meaganwhitephoto.com
.
.
.
.
#meaganwhitephoto #louisville #photographer #louisvillephotographer #lifestylephotography #southernindiana #southernindianaphotographer #familyphotographer #familyphotography #lappingpark
  • she can’t really see anything anymore, and her hearing is pretty much completely gone ... but somehow she manages to know the second we sit down with food 😆 #supersniffer👃🏻 some things will always stay the same (like how much we love this ol’ girl) 🖤 #ourawkwarddog