Thursday, August 5, 2010
When I get the chance to look at our life and what has been going on I can't even believe how busy we are and how many things we do on a day by day basis. There are still times when I miss teaching and miss that part of me that can do other things besides be a mom, but I can't imagine being able to do all we do now while working full time. I really never imagined myself being a stay at home mom, but I also feel so blessed to be able to do so now. Don't get me wrong though, there are times and moments every day when it feels like the hardest job on the planet, but I also wouldn't give it up for the world.
After attending a memorial this week for a friend's daughter who left this world too soon, it made me realize even more so how fast life comes into this world and how fast life can leave this world. We don't know why God chooses to do this and we may never know until we meet him. I do know that I have realized more then ever that as crazy as life can be being a stay at home mom right now is the biggest blessing because I get to see every single new thing that our kids learn and do. I find myself getting excited over the silliest things! Seriously, a few minutes ago I was excited because Layla walked into the kitchen, picked up food off the floor and put it into the garbage! I mean for a mom, that is thrilling to know she not only knows what the garbage is for now, but also picked up something on her own without me nagging her. Before I was a mom if someone told me they got excited that their kid did this I would have cared less and now.... So funny how perspective changes!
So this past week our sweet Blake turned 2 months old! How time flies! I am trying to savor every moment, but this boy is growing and changing before our eyes! At his 2 month check up he weighed 11 lbs. 8 oz. We also learned he not only has reflux, but now has thrush. I have to go on medicine as does he...4 times a day! Not fun considering we are already giving him reflux medicine 2 times a day. In spite of all that he truly is the sweetest boy. He smiles and laughs all the time and he really only cries if he's hungry or uncomfortable. What a blessing this is for us. Here's some pictures of our sweet boy from the last few days.