Monday, May 23, 2011

blessed be your name.

November 22, 1929--May 23, 2011

One of my favorite people in the whole wide world went home to be with Jesus today, my peepaw. I was incredibly blessed to be his granddaughter for 26 years, and I already miss him terribly.

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Love

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My First Mother's Day

Despite working a full day on Sunday, I had a truly wonderful first mother's day!

All three of my boys spoiled me too much!

Candy from my first baby, Gus.

Vintage book from the human baby that truly made me a mommy, Liam.

Pearls from my husby baby, Ryan.

We all got in some good snuggles on the couch and Ryan made homemade chicken noodle soup for supper.

I am so very thankful for my sweet family as well as the two lovely momma's that raised me and my husby. Hope you all had great days!

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Saturday, May 7, 2011


I am a sound sleeper. Anyone who has ever lived with me can attest to this fact. I have been known to do some random things when awakened from a deep sleep and have always been prone to turning off my alarm clock in my sleep. Also, if you call and wake me up I will talk to you as if I am awake and then never remember the conversation.

Since having Liam there have been several instances where Ryan has had to shake me awake to feed Liam in the middle of the night. I am the only mother on the planet who can sleep through her child's cries. And even worse, I have definitely turned the monitor off in my sleep thinking it was an alarm I was snoozing. Awful! Usually, once I wake up I can coherently feed Liam thanks to surfing my iPhone.

However, last night was a different story. I was so sleepy that I turned off the monitor and once I finally got downstairs to feed Liam I could not stay awake. I record all the time and length of his feedings in my phone and I have no idea why, but I typed the word palpitations in his feeding log last night.

Anyone have any insight into that? Any other silly sleepy moms out there?

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

7 months!

(May 1, 2011)

Dear Wiggles,
You are seven months old and such a joy! We are having so much fun living life with you.

This month you have grown a lot, but I am not sure of your exact measurements. I think you are around 17 pounds and 26.5 inches. You are finally filling out 3-6 month clothing and have moved up to 6-9 months in a few things. We are using cloth diapers for the most part, but you fit into a size 2 disposable diaper.

You still eat like a champ! You happily eat anything we give you and watch longingly while we eat. I think you are going to really love food! Your favorites are sweet potatoes and pears, but you will eat your green veggies as long as they are mixed with either fruit or oatmeal. You are still nursing about 5 times a day.

Your favorite toys are "Sophie," the giraffe, any mirror, and your feet. If you are lying in the floor playing, your feet are never far from your mouth! You still love rolling over and watching Baby Einstein.

You are the happiest baby I have ever seen! Everywhere we go, people comment on your constant smile. You love to be paid attention and it is usually repayed with a squeal and a grin. You are definitely a morning person and wake up squealing with joy every day. Quite precious!

You talk really good baby talk, but don't seem very close to making real words. You are so much fun, baby bird. Your daddy and I love spending all of our time playing with you and watching you grow! You are the best thing that's ever happened to us and we are blessed to be your parents! You are turning into such a sweet little boy and I can't wait to see how you change and grow this month!

Love you forever,

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