Tuesday, January 19, 2010

*Noah Update*

Now we know he is saying outside. This is a very short clip so listen close, the video stops right after he says it. You will hear Zayne say it first.





video

Monday, January 18, 2010

Noah

I wanted to take some time to get you up-to-date with Noah.
Oh. Sweet. Noah.
Sweet, short-tempered, scream deafening, darling little Noah. This guy has the lungs of an opera singer for sure! He is just as sweet and loving as can be but he can go from smiling to screaming in a matter of seconds.

He got his first tooth this month!

He will turn 9 months old on Jan. 30th.

He weighs 20lbs.

He LOVES to eat baby food and has even experimented a little with big people food.

He is very observant. You can tell him what something is and when you ask him about it later he will look all over the room until he finds it.

After many nights of near insanity (on my part) he is finally back to sleeping good at night and during nap time. Another great thing is you can now lay him down awake and he will go to sleep on his own!! I'm sure God helped me out with this one because I've been praying like a mad woman about this.

We think he is saying outside(probably got it from Zayne) he also says dada(also could have swore he tried to repeat me the other day when I was telling him the clock goes 'tick tock')

LOVES to watch his brother's!! Or any kid for that matter!

He has a fascination with clocks. He can spot one anywhere!

He does Sooooo much better in his car seat than what he used to.

Does not take his bottle very good right now although I have seen an improvement the last few days. He is also very particular about how he takes it and usually will only let me feed him.

Sits like a pro and can get around some on his stomach but is not what I would call 'scooting' yet.

He is just the perfect addition to this family and we don't know what we would do without him!!!

I'm sure I left something out but that's pretty much the life of our littlest guy right now. Here are a few pictures from Dec.-Jan. It's so hard for me to just pick a few. I have so many and even if it's 10 pictures of the same pose I still love them and keep them all because each one is just a little bit different.





He already looks up to his big brother!


Christmas morning at Aunt Jen-Jen's!


First visit with Santa. (he was more interested in the gift I think)


Him playing with his favorite toy at the moment. Above him are the animals that he LOVES to look at. He especially loves the Tiger, Lion, and Giraffe.


Watching Nathan play football.


Sweet little guy!




His mean face.

being tickled by daddy!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010

Looking at the title of this post just looks odd, doesn't it? 2010. wow. I remember back when I was in elementary school, thinking of what the world would be like in 2010. It seemed like such a futuristic date then. We are not flying space ships to work, but technology really has come a loooong way since then, thankfully.


Anyway...


2010 has started out to be quite a challenge thus far. Drew left the day after Christmas to work in Atlanta for a few weeks. He is still there as I type and won't be home until Monday. We miss him so much around here that it's just not even funny. Can I just say how hard it is to parent 3 little one's by yourself? Oh it has been such a challenge to say the least. Add a teething, waking numerous times a night, little 8 month old to the mix and just that in itself is enough to make you throw in the towel! Let's just say I have the utmost respect for mother's and father's that do this alone, everyday! Thankfully, my mom and dad have been rotating staying with me and helping me out. I honestly don't think I could have done it without them!! (Thanks Mom and Dad!!!)


Yes, this season in our lives is proving to be a difficult one, but we know that God has got a plan for us and pray for his guidance and strength daily! We have so much to be thankful for!


I think it is easy for sahm's (stay at home mom's) to feel they have lost their identify and their purpose. I'm not going to lie, I have often felt the same way. I have questioned "so this is it? This is all I was meant to do? Just as soon as those thoughts want to seep in, I feel such guilt and remorse. I did not just 'accidentally' end up with the husband I have or the kids I've been given...HE chose them to me for a reason. HE has trusted me with this important duty and I should not take it lightly. Children are God's most precious gifts and what an honor that he would chose to bless me with 3. And the answer is, no I do not feel this is ALL I was meant to do. There is so much more to me than being a mom and a wife (although they are the most important). But this is what I am meant to do now and it's the most important job I could ever have. There will be plenty of time for all the other 'stuff' one day but I only get these kids that I've got for a short time and I want to be the best I can be... for God, for them, and for ME!


Make sense?

I am going to try really hard at keeping up the ole' family blog better this this year. Not only for updates but something a little more heartfelt. A journal, if you will. I think it would be a nice outlet.


Here's hoping for a bright, happy, full filling new start to a new decade.