Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It's that time of year once again where I can start to fill the crispness of fall in the air! I even shut off the air and opened the windows the other day. By mid afternoon I began to rethink my decision, but refused to give in. I long for pinto beans, pin sol, and scented candles. A clean house is so much nicer in fall than any other time of the year :) I have tickets to go to KY and stay with my grandmother next week!!! I can't wait for Jackson's orchard and fried apple pies!! I also can't wait for a big pot of pinto beans and corn bread :) I don't ask for much :) I have overalls for the boys and am so excited about taking pumpkin pictures! Me and the boys will be flying in on Tuesday! I am sure being on an airplane by myself with a 2 year old and 9 month old will be loads of fun. I will be packing lots of snacks, stickers, and crayons. I will also be praying we will get a row to ourselves in the back! I am sure no one will want to sit with us! ha ha. I would hate it if it were a full flight. So excited to hang out with my sweet granny and see my mom and family!! Kentucky here we come :)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Andrew is 6 months old today!! Wow 6 months of changing two sets of diapers, wiping 2 noses, breastfeeding, and getting up around 2am every night. There are days that just drag on and on and I wonder if they will ever end. Then there are moments like right now when I look back and think where did the last 6 months go. Andrew can now sit up by himself and get up on all fours and rock back and forth. He is so close to just taking off. Andrew is the sweetest, easiest baby. He is such a cuddle bunny. I can't wait to show him and Aaron off on our next trip to Kentucky!! Andrew thinks Aaron is so funny. Everytime he sees Aaron he just jumps and grabs for him and gets so excited when Aaron talks to him. Andrew's 6 month appointment is in a few weeks. Last app. he weighed 19 pounds. I am sure he is over 20 now. The closer our trip to KY get the more homesick I become. I get a little sad that my family and friends back home can't be around for all of those special moments. I am also so thankful God has blessed us with such a wonderful church family. I really have come to love our church more and more the longer we are here. I pray this is where God has us for many many years to come!!
Monday, June 27, 2011
So Alan and I have made the big plunge and are finally buying our first home!! We have been renting for over a year and a half and have finally found the house we want! I am so excited. It's four bedrooms, 2500 sq, feet, 3 full bathrooms, a open split floor plan with an extra room off to the side in the front of the house. We are still deciding weather to make it a family/play room or an office. We will probably turn it into a play room for now. It is absolutely beautiful on the inside and has a very large screened in back porch perfect for entertaining. God has truly blessed us here in Florida and I am so excited to move in. We will close the first week in August!! I will post pictures of the inside soon after!! I will have a guest bedroom and bathroom ready for visitors so come on down!! The beach is a very easy 45 min drive away!!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
You are almost five months old and you have blessed our lives more than I can say!! You are such a sweet good natured baby!! You are so content and you love to be cuddled and talked to. You love Aaron so much and have started grabbing for him when he is around. Just the other day you started rolling from your back to your stomach and as of today you are rolling all around the floor and trying to army crawl. I can tell that soon there will be no stopping you!! You sleep around 12 hours each night and wake up once or twice to nurse still. You take 2 big naps each day and I have started cutting out your evening cat nap. I go next week for your next appointment and I am sure you will weigh at least 20 pounds. Andrew I love you so much and pray that you will do great things for God someday!! I pray that He will save you and you will follow him all the days of your life.
Aaron Aaron Aaron....Oh how you test my patience on a daily basis!! You are my little stubborn one. It's your way or the highway on everything. I am still learning you and haven't quite figured you out ;) You are a very imaginative little boy! You love to pretend you are a frog or little baby. You are very smart and if I give in on anything you expect no less in the future ha ha! You must be going all the time. You love the zoo and the playground and want to just run free anywhere you are. I love how you look at the world.....as one big playground where you are the prince!! I absolutely can not wait to sign you up for tee ball!! Aaron I love you so very much and even when you test my patience and I need a break from you I always miss you the second I am gone. I love it when I come back from grocery shopping or when you are at Nana and Grand-daddies and when you see me you give me a big hug.....I love your hugs!! They are the best! Aaron I pray that you will always seek God's will in your life!! I pray that he will save you and you will always be as adventurous as you are now, and at the same time I pray for your protection!!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This year was our first Easter here in Florida!! Last year Aaron and I were in Kentucky! Easter is my favorite holiday!! The only thing Aaron understands is that he got to spend time with friends and family and decorate eggs and hunt them, but as he gets older he will know the true meaning. Easter is the day Christians everywhere celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!!!! Thank you God for sending your son to die on a cross....not only to die for but to take the place of me on that cross. Christ died so that our sins would be forgiven. I never tire of hearing that and I still get teary eyed thinking of it.
After church we went to a friends house where we decorated eggs, hunted them, ate and let Aaron run wild for the afternoon. He had sooo much fun. Of course he had to try the vinegar water out even though I repeatedly told him not to drink it, but thats a boy for you.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It is amazing how much Aaron looks like me and Andrew looks like Alan. I just thought I would post a few pictures of us when we were babies side by side with the boys so you could see how much we look alike!
These are pictures of me at one and Aaron at one!
The next two are of Alan and Andrew as newborns! Alan weighed 10.10 and Andrew weighed 9.2
The last two are of Alan and Andrew at a few weeks old!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Well now that I gave my little breastfeeding speech you may wonder does it get easier and the answer is a big YES!!!! It's just like with anything in life you have to put forth the effort and hard work to reap the benefits. The first few weeks are the worst and even for a couple of months you will find yourself having mini breakdowns. It's hard being your babies only source of nutrition. But I assure you if you stick it out through the rough parts you will come to a point where your baby will go longer periods between feedings and he/she will nurse alot quicker. For example Andrew is 3 months and nurses every 3-3 1/2 hours for 15-20min total. He sleeps from 8-7 at night and nurses once or twice in that period. Now all babies are different and some may still nurse more often. There is no normal when it comes to breastfeeding.
Lastly I want to close with this thought given to me by a sweet lady back home named Mrs. Sheeley: Breasts......If you ever wondered what they are there for, now you know. God designed the body so perfectly and so amazingly!! Each women's breast milk is perfectly designed for her baby and it changes as the baby grows to meet his/her needs. Even when your baby gets sick your milk will change to meet his needs. I found this out when Andrew got RSV. My milk turned extremely thin and water like and my doctor told me it was because Andrew was congested and my body knew to produce thinner milk. Hello!! Those of you who do not believe in God ....well explain that one please. And there are so many more examples, in fact I love this topic so much I may blog about more of them next time. God is sooooo AMAZING!!!
PS: Breastfeeding is one of the strongest tests of faith for a women....Yes FAITH it was very hard to swallow when I first heard this, but so true!