|Harrison at just a few days old....soooo tiny!|
|My two favorite men!!|
Don't get me wrong...there have been learning curves, and lots of daily logistics to work through as we have taken on new roles, but I still feel like we have a new love and appreciation for each other. Becoming a mother has also put the world into an entirely different perspective.....in a good way. There are so many things that I used to stress about or get frustrated by that just don't bother me anymore. I now have no idea what songs are on the Top 40, mostly because I listen to Baby Einstein lullabies in the car now. And I'm fine with that. Most songs on the radio are trash anyway. Those lullabies are actually pretty calming after a stressful day at work. I don't know about what controversial statements Trump said this week, and I can't tell you the latest news headlines either. I'm not saying that staying "in the know" about current events is bad....it's not. And being educated on presidential candidates for the purpose of voting is important too. It's just not as important as being a good mom. And I do have to say that not watching the news as much has taken some levels of stress out of my life.
I don't know what it is about the last couple of days, but I have just truly been in awe of God's provision and his blessing of our family. What have I done to deserve this blessing? I always remembered the verse, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart" - Psalm 37:4. There were times that I doubted that promise....many times actually....more than I'd like to admit. But the Lord has done just that - he has given me the desires of my heart. He has blessed me with a husband who loves me unconditionally and a precious, precious baby boy. And. I. Could. Not. Be. More. Grateful. When I hold Harrison, and he wraps his arms around me and lays his head down on my shoulder, I sometimes just squeeze him tight, close my eyes, and just soak him up with every ounce of my being. I think to myself....how did I get this lucky?? How is it that God decided to bless me with this beautiful boy? And he is so happy..... and healthy! He loves to play, and bounce, and read books, and take strolls around the neighborhood. He has this infectious giggle and such a precious smile. He even sleeps through the night
I have learned more about baby sleep cycles and schedules, breastfeeding, pumping, poop, and making baby food than I ever thought I'd need to know. Being in the mom blog/social media world now, I've navigated my way through the jibberish and learned all the mom lingo and so many acronyms that I never knew existed - LO (little one), DD (dear daughter), DS (dear son), EBF (exclusively breastfed), PP (postpartum), STTN (sleeping through the night), SAHM (stay at home mom), EP (exclusively pumping), and the list goes on!!!
|Showing off the teefers!|
|Visiting "Dada" at the fire station!|