Thursday, November 28, 2013

An attitude of gratitude

Thanksgiving is the time to be thankful and I certainly have a lot to be thankful for this year. A beautiful baby, a wonderful husband, and good family and friends...what more could I ask for?  I've been trying to catch up with my devotional app and went back a couple months for a devotion that is actually quite perfect for the season. I was taken to Psalms 100 and was reminded that there are many things that we can complain about on a daily basis such as long lines and bad traffic. What we need to remember is that we need to be thankful for the little things and carry that spirit around with us instead of the spirit of complaining. Instead of being upset of the traffic be thankful for the vehicle that you have to help you get from point A to B. Also when praying, we should thank God for the little things too. Things such as being able to wake up that day or being able to get ready for work.
I am thankful for a husband that is doing work and school to better himself and the family. I am also thankful for a beautiful baby boy that we have been blessed with. On top of that, I am thankful for the abundance of family and friends that have been a big helping hand at every life milestone David and I have been through. It makes me ponder about the many others that don't have friends and family or that have lost a loved one. I am blessed beyond measure and give God praise!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Time Is Going By Fast!

I can't believe its already been a month since Julien came into the world. In my head I keep singing the song "Sunrise, Sunset". "...wasn't it yesterday when they ..were.. small...". I love that movie! Seriously though! My little man is getting so big. I can literally see changes happening over night.  For instance, his fingers keep getting fuller and bigger every time I look at them. On thursday night he actually started interacting with David and was smiling at the game they were playing together. His first (real) smile! Things are actually getting better now with feedings and sleeping. Last night was one of the best nights we've had. I didn't have to struggle at all to get Julien fed, changed, burped, and then back to bed in about half an hour. He did so well. We still have a hard time understanding some of his cries sometimes. David and I interpret some of his cries differently and that makes for a frustrating time for everyone, especially for Julien. Despite the struggle things are getting better.
We had our first outing with Julien last week on Sunday and a lot of people got to see him. Of course, for our first outing I forget the diaper bag. Luckily, Julien slept through the whole service and we got to go straight home afterwards. We took cute family pictures when we got home and had nice family time. Life is good and God has blessed us so much!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Welcome to a whole new world!

Having a baby is not all its cracked up to be. Don't get me wrong. I love Julien with all my heart. I just didn't see all the other things attached to having babies coming.Sleepless nights, crying, dirty, diapers, and even a little paranoia (worried that the baby will stop breathing). I think I remember encountering these topics before baby maybe a couple times from others, but it never really hit me until I was in the middle of it.  Even though its been hard I am learning a few things for now and the future. Through this I am learning to have more patience. Patience through feeding, making sure he is for sure asleep before putting him in the crib, waking up every couple hours, and especially in burping him. It will definitely resonate to handling patience with different things in the future. Everything listed here is normally what u. but when you are sleep deprived its seems more intense.  David has been a trooper. He has been willing to get up and help out with Julien. I feel bad though cause it is a struggle for him to do this while he still required to go to work and school. He sacrifices so much for us and I am really thankful.