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It feels like just yesterday, I was in the delivery room awaiting the arrival of our sweet baby girl. In the blink of an eye, she is no longer a newborn, but a 14 oz baby surprising me every day with new developments and making me smile with her giggles and coos. I knew the day would come when I would have to return to work, and I feel so blessed to have spent the first 3 months of my baby’s life nurturing her and loving her. Tomorrow, I will face taking her to daycare and leaving her for the day.

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How do I leave my heart with someone I barely know? How do I leave behind our sweet baby girl after the journey I have been through with her…carrying her during the pregnancy, delivering her, experiencing and learning day to day life with her, celebrating daily new milestones, first smiles, first giggles…

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This is definitely one of the hardest things I will ever do in my life. I cried a lot last night. Today, I prayed to God for peace and comfort so that my sadness would not affect her or ruin our last full day together. He granted that and more for us! One worry I have had about Alexandra starting daycare is that I would miss out on big milestones. Well, Miss Alexandra decided today that she would take care of that issue. First, she decided she wanted to start experimenting with sitting unsupported. Little Miss sat for several seconds with no support.

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She also would grab my hands when laying on her back and pull herself to sitting! These were both new activities she added just today. She also discovered her toes for the first time and reached and grabbed a toy for the first time.

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God and Alexandra kept me going today with constant developments, smiles, and tons of love.

Another gift from God….
I ordered a ring with Alexandra’s name on it so I could wear it and have it with me when I am not with her. It said there would be a 2-3 week processing time so I did not expect it to be here before I started back to work, but it appeared in my mailbox today and I love it!

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I know many women have been in my shoes and have faced what I will tomorrow! I know everything will be ok and I am excited to be back with my work family! I also know that I will still be heartbroken and cry many tears, but I trust God has led us to the perfect caregiver and that He wants me to be a mom, but also wants me to fulfill my other purpose in life as a speech therapist and therapy manager who has the privilege to work with special needs children and adults every day.

I am also going to be blogging more regularly!! Yay!! Being a new mom, I know that I will not be baking as much, so I will be taking a little bit of a new direction with the blog. I will continue to blog about recipes, cakes, and food, but I will also be sharing life moments. Soon my title picture will read Megan’s Munchies and Moments!! I hope you all are as excited as I am!

Say a little prayer for our family tomorrow as we embark on this next chapter of our lives as working parents and our baby adapts to a new caregiver and environment.

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Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake….

by megan on September 12, 2015

11694838_901185136586541_2977518498793812994_nThere is a lot of singing and nursery rhymes in our house these days. One of Miss Alexandra’s favorites is Pat-a-Cake, which is quite fitting since her Mommy is a baker. Although I did not blog much while I was baking my own personal cupcake, I was still baking and decorating cakes/cupcakes. I thought I would share a couple of my creations that I made while pregnant. I slowed down during the last month of pregnancy and didn’t take any orders after she was first born. However, Megan’s Munchies was back up and running this weekend with Scooby Doo cupcakes to kick things off. Enjoy!

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Happy Anniversary Kelsey and Grady!

January 12, 2015
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One year ago today, I had the privilege of making the wedding cakes and groom’s cake to celebrate the marriage of my sweet friends Kelsey and Grady! They are such an amazing couple! I feel so blessed to know them! The color yellow was highlighted throughout the wedding! Kelsey chose to have a traditional white […]

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2014: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then…

December 31, 2014
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I can’t believe it has been exactly one year from my last post! I have missed blogging so much! I have a mighty good excuse or two for not being around the blog world. This year has been incredibly busy and full of blessings! On April 12, I married my best friend! To say it […]

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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2013
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope everyone has an awesome time celebrating with friends and family tonight. If you need a fun drink recipe, try the Celebration Cake Martini. It is one of my favorites! As I prepare to celebrate the beginning of a new year, I have been reflecting on the past year! I realize […]

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Holiday Recipe Memories

December 8, 2013
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Peppermint Buttercream Frosting To my Megan’s Munchies fans…I deeply apologize for not being around the blog world as much. My days have been so busy with work, cake/cupcake orders, and wedding planning! I haven’t had much of a chance to create new treats to highlight on the blog. I did get the chance to create […]

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