Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sweet 7:30

Its 7:35pm and I plop down on the couch and give a deep long sigh of relief....After a long busy day of go go go I'm exhausted and energized all at the same time (if that makes any sense) My crazy fun-filled day with my little bear has worn me out and I'm ready to just relax and spend the evening with my hubby. Now you may think7:30 is an early bedtime and or maybe that Im a mean mom, but I don't see it that way. And here is why....The way I see it is this, Ive spent an entire day of: baby talk, nursing, laughing, singing, changing diapers, changing clothes, cleaning up after a messy eater, chasing my very fast crawler all around the house, throwing him up in the air at least 100 x cause its his favorite, peek-a-boo, reading books, stacking toys, picking up toys only to take them out again, cleaning up the toilet paper all over the bathroom cause that's his other favorite thing to do, playing outside, swinging, horse play, running around town to different classes and activities, walks around the block, cleaning up snot, cleaning up spit-up, rocking, cuddling and kissing my oh so sweet baby boy. Whew!!!! I'm tired just writing it all down, but you see as most moms are, IM EXHAUSTED and I'm pretty sure its safe to say, so is Oliver! I love every moment of this fleeting time I have with my son I even selfishly pray it lasts forever and I am sooo blessed that I am around for every cry, every smile, every laugh, every everything with my son, but at the end of the day I will admit that sometimes 7:30 cant come soon enough!

But here's my main reason why 7:30 is sooo sweet:

The house is quite and its just me and my hubby, time to pick up our feet, relax maybe enjoy some desert together (okay who am I kidding I have desert every night) and just talk about our day and be adults (okay we mostly talk about Oliver) and every 10 mins we glance at the baby monitor just to watch him sleep. But all the same, its nice to have this time together and we look forward to it....We need this time...we love this time... and Cherish this time.
However, things weren't always this way for us, for along time after Oliver was born we didn't make time for each other we ran ourselves ragged and crashed as soon as our heads hit the pillow and probably said a few short sentences to each other the entire evening and sometimes on the weekend if we didn't have a million things going on we would actually spend time together. But it wasn't enough, we realized that our marriage had to come 1st (after God of course) Once we realized this, with lots of prayer, we made a huge change and so when I say "Sweet 7:30" it is with a grateful heart that we have made this time "OUR time". We absolutely love and cherish our time with Oliver and love being parents and hope to add many more to our family (Lord willing) but the Lord laid heavy on our hearts to make it a priority to spend time with each other...It may not be a fancy dinner or a night on the town but its US and that's all that matters.

In my short time of being a parent I have learned some valuable lifelong lessons (most not the easy way) and "Sweet 7:30" is one that I am soo thankful for and its my prayer that as we grow as a family, through the years that we would always remember US! As I heard a wise women say this week (who was actually the one who inspired me to write this post) "Parenting is passing, but your marriage is forever" so take care of it...

okay okay, we really need an updated pic

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Things I Know now...

So last night Scott and I were reminiscing on all the funny experiences we've had since Oliver was born....We were dieing laughing at some of our not so "super parent" moments... So I had the idea to start compiling a list, of some of our funny moments and "lessons learned" which are way more fun to look back on then how much he weighs every month :) Thought I'd share some from our list (definitely cant share them all or else we might get CPS called haha jk we are really not that bad) For now our list is still short I'm sure 20 years from now we will be able to write a book with these!

Parenting Tips (from a not so experienced mommy)

1. Don't ever hold your naked newborn for too long, you will get pooped or peed on.

2. Always have an extra stash of wipes and diapers or else you may end up using chipotle napkins from the glove box for wipes and an old shirt as a diaper.

3. If you don't like your own cooking, then don't expect your baby to like it either.

4. Always make sure your not leaking breast milk BEFORE you go into a store.

5. Don't ever tell people that your baby "sleeps through the night" as soon as you say it they will prove you wrong.

6. Always make sure your baby is actually buckled in their car seat BEFORE you start driving.

7. Don't ever ASSUME your husband is watching the baby or else you might end up in the emergency room (that's a whole other post in itself)

8. If you really need a good nights sleep, don't be afraid to turn your baby monitor off (don't judge!)

9. Don't expect to ever take another peaceful shower or restroom break for that matter.

10. As soon as you lay down for a nap, the baby will always wake up from his!

11. Don't leave your good shoes lying around or they could end up in the toilet.

12. As soon as you think you have them figured out, they change.

13. The key to keeping from going crazy is, an early bedtime.

14. Just because your 8 month old can climb up the stairs doesn't mean he should.

15. Your phone should never be used as a teething toy

16. When leaving the house make sure to pack EVERYTHING!

17. Most importantly give lots and lots of hugs and kisses and cuddle them way too much, and tell them just how much you love them all the time, cause they grow up way too fast!

okay Id better stop here....And to think I only have 1 lol Love my crazy life, wouldn't trade it for the world!

Please tell me Im not the only mommy who has experienced these?

My little monster

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lets try this again

Life has been a whirl wind ever since my son was born December 10 2009, one of the happiest days of our lives. But to say the least, it has been an adjustment. You know how everyone always says your life changes once you have kids? Well boy were they right, I used to just smile and nod at those people and think well they must not know what they are doing, they must not have it all together haha (Im laughing as I write this)... Sure I read all the parenting books and talked to many experienced parents and have been around kids all my life but nothing can ever truly prepare you for parenting. When the dr laid my adorable little baby in my arms my husband and I were sooo overjoyed, it was by far the most amazing experience ever! But when the nurses soon said "Good Night" and left us with this new little person that we were supposed to take care of, the panic immediately set in. I will never forget the look on mine and scotts faces the first time we were alone with our son, It was like out of a movie we both looked at each other and said "What do we do" we couldnt believe the nurses had just left us alone with OUR child, they didnt even tell us what to do or give us a quick baby 101 class, they just left us to figure it out on our own, as if we were the parents or something lol.......

Well, we did end up figuring it out, or should I say, we got by. But it has definitely been a life changing experience but a great one at that!
So jumping ahead to today 9 months later, well we are still trying to figure it all out and in the mean time I better write all my mishaps, fun adventures and sweet moments down before this pressure time passes by.

But in all seriousness I absolutely love being a mommy it is such a precious gift from God and I am so blessed that he chose to entrust Me and Scott with this beautiful child. Our desire is to be the parents that God has called us to be and our prayer is that Oliver will grow to love the Lord Jesus with all his Heart!

So Im taking another shot at blogging, and hopefully it wont take me a year to write my next post.

To be continued...

newborn pic

9 months