Monday, February 28, 2011

A handful of people have asked me if my marriage has changed since having Nevs. The answer: yes and no. No in the sense that we still go out to dinner, hang out, have great conversations, laugh, cuddle, argue, and eat dinner at the dinner table. Yes in the sense that we are never really "alone" now. Even when we are physically alone, the thought of our sweet baby girl is not far from either of our minds. It's a beautiful thing. Being parents together has been just another incredible journey we have taken together. I couldn't think of anyone I would rather be doing this with....(which ha ha, is a great thing). I know (because Nevy is already 8 weeks today!!) that this time is going to fly by. I savor it. I stop multiple times a day just to thank God for it. It's a state of bliss. It's like nothing else. God has given Peter and I the opportunity to care and raise His baby girl. What a gift.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday evening.
10:15 pm.
Sitting in bed looking at houses and blogs.
To my right: husband sleeping
To my left: monitor from which I can hear all that goes on in Nevy's nursery.
House is quiet.
Thoroughly enjoying some "alone" time before I crash.
Great weekend.
Girlfriend from Dallas came to visit and meet Nevs and Peter.
Great time included; eating, shopping, laughing, chatting and drinking sangria:)
Thinking of what I want to do this week.
Thoughts include: finish memorizing Colossians 1&2, sew, write, read, meal plan, look into figuring out how to use coupons efficiently, visit Mommy in phoenix, drink more sangria.
I miss: Mom, Kristin, Allie, Danny.
Thankful for: peace.
Hopeful for: God continuing to teach me how to pray. Without ceasing.
Love: having a baby girl.
Good night.

Friday, February 25, 2011

What is it about Fridays that are so wonderful? For most people it is that they have completed yet another work week and are gearing up for a fun or relaxing or productive weekend. For me, that's not the case. I don't work, so I can't say that's why I thoroughly enjoy Fridays. My job is taking care of my sweet daughter and a two day break every five days does not fit into the description. My husband is a fire fighter and so he does not have the "normal" Mon-Fri job either. So often time my husband is not even home on Fridays. Those are sad Fridays, I don't particularly love those Fridays. But today my husband is home and it is Friday and that is a wonderful combination. There is something about the idea of the "world" taking a break that I find appealing. Although if the whole world took a break, (restaurants, malls, and Vietnamese nail salons, etc) the weekends would feel eerie. Because part of what I love about Fridays and the weekend is the"pulse". Many Friday nights I'm actually at home by 8pm and not doing anything particularly fun, but I can always count on reading multiple people's facebook status's of "checking into" restaurants, parties, and events. I know that's pretty pathetic, but come on....I have a 8 week old! Tonight however I will not be at home by 8 because my girlfriend is flying in for the weekend! She gets in at 8 and I'm so excited to see her! I met Lori at training in Dallas for Southwest Airlines. We hit it off and have kept in touch ever since. Peter, Nevs and I are taking her to Blanco for dinner and margaritas:)) Whatever your Friday night holds, enjoy it!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Have you ever seen anything so precious?
I absolutely love that Nevy wants to be around me. During the day when she naps I'm not a stickler about making her cry it out. When I put her down for bed I will let her cry it out (which is usually under 10 minutes). But during the day I just love having her near me, so if that is what she wants then it's a win win for the both of us. For instance this morning Nevy was falling asleep and so I put her in her crib to let her nap. She cried for about 15 minutes. I usually let her cry for a little bit to see if she is just tired, but if she persists I go and get her. This morning I brought her back to the couch with me, where I was sitting and doing my quiet time. She laid in my arms for about 10 minutes happy as could be, not making a peep...just wide eyes and comfortable in Mom's arms. Then I laid her down on the couch right next to me, where the whole side of her body was touching mine and she is just laying here being so precious making little baby noises. I am in heaven! There is no other feeling in the world than the satisfaction of feeling like I am comforting my precious little baby and that she feels safe and comfortable just laying next to Mommy. Oh what a life this is.....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Today I was lying on the bed with Nevy as she fell asleep. Watching her little eyelids get heavy and her the corners of her mouth curl up was like experiencing a little piece of heaven. I'm thankful her name is Nevaeh (heaven backwards) because that is exactly what I feel like she is, a small taste of what heaven will be like. Surreal and beautiful and breath taking. I absolutely love being a Mom! Thank you Lord for this gift!