Sunday, August 26, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I remember when Jeff and I first found out we were having a boy. We had wanted a girl so bad; I was so anxious for a girl so I could crochet all sorts of cute, frilly stuff for her. A few hours after we got home from the doctor I broke down crying. I couldn't understand it. I wanted to be so happy I was having a boy but I was so totally disappointed! I felt horrible because I had no desire to make anything for my boy and I felt like it meant that I didn't love him. It took me a day or two but I finally accepted the fact that we were having a boy and I found some equally adorable patterns for things I could make him. Eventually I was so excited for this little boy!
Now, 15 weeks later, I am so thankful for him. God knew exactly what he was doing for us. This boy is wonderful and quite honestly, the best thing we have ever been blessed with. The giggles he gives me when I look at him and see him trying to get the pacifier back in his mouth with just his tongue, the snuggles I get when he awakens at 5am scared of storms, even the little conversations we have while he just jabbers away. I find myself praying over him at night as I feed him his bedtime bottle. I thank God for him, for this blessing, and I pray that he grows to love and glorify God.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
My little boy was born one month ago today. His 7lbs 12oz and 12inch long body was not quite as big as the doctor had estimated (8lbs+ if I went full term) and I was induced 1 week past my due date. Labor was quick and other than bad tearing it was good! He has all 10 toes and 10 fingers. He looks just like me... in fact, I marveled about this several times as I would look down at his face and see myself. I found it very strange at first.
We have grown attached to each other in the almost 5 weeks we have had to spend with each other. Jeff went back to work when he was 2 weeks old and its been all me during the day while Jeff is at work. I can't honestly say it has been easy. I had days where all I did was cry and think I will never make it through this. We have had to switch formula to a brand that has added rice starch to help with his projectile vomiting (this is not an exaggeration) and he has been a wonderful eater since changing. I even told Jeff that I would have been better off just getting a puppy; this was when Jeff stepped in and took control of the night time feedings. This has made my days so much better and I have been able to bond better with the baby.
I dread going back to work soon. I am going to miss my little boy. However, I do believe that this will give Jeff more time to bond with the baby since he will now be the sole care giver in the afternoons when he picks him up from daycare.
As for the crocheting and knitting... I get a little time here and there... mostly in the evenings when Jeff is home and I can sneak in an hour or so. I am working on a blanket for a manager at work who was expecting a grandson to be born in May and I am knitting a blanket for Jeff's cousin and his wife as they are expecting their first little girl in Sept. I need to get these done and will have ample time during breaks and lunches at work... I have to make more gifts as I have a friend due with twins in Nov and another friend due with her fourth baby in Nov.
Anyhow. I hope everyone is doing well! Happy Summer!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
If I don't post another message before next Sunday, I hope you all have a blessed Easter. This is one of my favorite holidays because its the day that Jesus conquered death for our sins when he died on the cross and rose from the grave as promised in Isaiah! God bless all of you!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Sharing a picture... please note the color of green on the wall to the right of the photo is truer to the actual color.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I had a hard time accepting the fact that I won't get to make cute frilly dresses and diaper covers for my baby boy... Oh yes... We found out a week ago that this little baby is a boy! Anywho, I decided to order "Crochet Softies" from Knit Picks while their books are 40% off... And I got some much needed hooks so I have spares and ones I actually like... I also got some stitch markers. So in love!