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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Doucette

What Do Little Girls Dream Of?

What do little girls dream of? Usually you will hear a woman say something like "Ever since I was a little girl I've been dreaming about my wedding day!" Me? Nope. Ever since I can remember, I dreamt about becoming a mother. My mother and my two grandmothers were always picture perfect role models of motherhood. They ran a tight ship at home, but always knew how to have fun, plan the best parties, and make sure their children (and grandchildren) were making memories to last a lifetime. I could not wait to have a family of my own someday and carry on my favorite family traditions-- Disney World vacations, huge Christmas Eve parties, trick-or-treating with cousins, baking Easter desserts, etc.

You know when you try to plan your life and it just doesn't go according to plan? Well, that's what I did. I will be married by this age, have my first baby at this age, be a stay-at-home mom and live a perfectly perfect life-- HAHA! Yeah right! I was married at 29 and obviously had every intention of starting a family ASAP. Guess what, that didn't go according to plan either. We spent twenty months trying to conceive with a miscarriage, surgery, fertility testing, and all the things in between.

Finally in July of 2018 I fell pregnant less than two months after losing my grandmother. She sent us our miracle. DREAMS DO COME TRUE! This is the moment I had dreamt about! I instantly starting collecting all the #disneybaby outfits I could find, planning the #Pinterest perfect #PeterPan nursery, and dreaming about what my little bundle of joy would look like.

April 20, 2019, Nash Christopher was born and my world stood still. This was the happiest day of my life (aside from the whole emergency c-section, a story for another day). He was 6 lbs 14 oz and 19.25 inches of pure perfection. In the first 24 hours of life, I had already taken 1000+ pictures and that's when knew I was going to become a crazy #momtographer.

Fast forward to today, I've learned a whole lot since becoming a mother four months ago-- some good, some bad, and some life changing. Now I've decided to share my experiences which has led me here to #PixieDustandParenting.

So you know I'm here to share my parenting experience but Pixie Dust? Where does Pixie Dust come into play? Well in case I forgot to mention it, I love Disney... possibly borderline obsessed. Since I can remember, my family has always taken Disney World vacations and collected what seems like every Disney movie ever made (the VHS collection in the basement is insane). Anyway, I love incorporating a little magic into our everyday life-- Maybe it's just me, but it seems to makes everything in life a little bit brighter and a little more fun.

"Faith, trust & pixie dust" has always been one of my favorite quotes. Why? Because I think it's important to have faith. Faith in a higher power, faith in the universe, and faith in your family and friends. Trust. Trust is such an important quality in a person and I was always taught that a good relationship is built upon trust. And finally, pixie dust... the magic of seeing the world through the eyes of a child-- so carefree, so innocent, so pure.

Well, that's a tiny glimpse of why I'm here. You can find out a little more about me here, and of course by sticking around and reading my future posts. I'm not sure what I'll write about next, but some things on the list include Nash's Peter Pan nursery (because I'm obsessed with his nursery), pregnancy - the beauty & the (mental) breakdown, going back to work after maternity leave, Nash's collection of Disney clothes for his first trip in November (I'm insanely excited for this!), and my breastfeeding journey that never happened.

Feel free to comment with any requests! Also, how often am I supposed to write a post? Are there rules for this thing? I guess I'll just wing it.

See ya real soon!

xo Courtney

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