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5 Months with Baby

Dear Dashiell,
Little man, you want to GO! You are so enthusiastic about movement, pulling yourself to standing on anything you can get your hands on (and often toppling right back over). You scoot yourself around the house flat on your belly, and it’s amazing how much traction you get and how fast you can escape from me. You and Finn have become partners in crime, giggling over secret jokes that make no sense to anyone but you, rolling around on the floor together in delight.

You’re a voracious little eater, you love sweet potatoes and applesauce and yogurt and try to grab the spoon to shovel it all into your mouth as fast as you can get it in. You seem to drink bottles nonstop and I love to spend time feeding you while your eyelids slowly drop and I feel like all is right with the world. I love feeling the weight of you in my arms and lap, your warmth and that sweet baby heaviness.

After a truly tumultuous year, I’m at peace with where I find myself in life. At peace with how much you need me. At peace with motherhood and being a wife and all the sacrifices and responsibility both of those things entail. I’m appreciating all this abundance and relishing this phase of life!

Some links that have been good for my Mother Heart
What Postpartum Moms Really Need
A Joyful Routine from an Up-and-Coming Choreographer
An Ode to My PostPartum Body
The Best Kept Secret for Postpartum Depression
The Fiercest Dance Routine Out There Right Now
Photography ByPaper Tiger Photography

Autumn Reeser's Pregnancy Journal

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Autumn Reeser

Autumn is an actress + artist living in Los Angeles with her husband, their 3-year old Finn and newborn Dashiell. She is constantly inspired by today’s modern woman.

  • nadia wit
    Autumn, U have an amazingly talented and beautiful family. I wanna be you when I grow up… (do I get to say that if I’m 33?) Anyway, thanks for the post and the continuous inspiration… You remind us that it is possible to be a successful wife, mother and artist… and look fabulous doing it!
    • Autumn Reeser
      Awww, thank you Nadia!!
  • Anya Zhukova
    You are so adorable together! Is it just me or Dash often looks so serious and determined to grow up faster and catch up with Finn?
    • Autumn Reeser
      Yes, Dash is a more serious baby than Finn was! But he has this deep ‘little old man’ laugh when he finds something amusing — it’s adorable.
  • Izzie
    You’re truly made me cry… so so beautiful…. ♥
    • Autumn Reeser
      Thanks, Izzie. :)

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Move LifeStyle is an e-zine for the modern working woman created by Autumn Reeser, Jenn Wong and Ashley Fauset.