Monday, August 29, 2016

What I've Learned in Four Months

Our little man is four months old! Here are a few things I've learned these past precious weeks:

  • God gives energy to the weak, tired mama
  • God's design for creating life from two of the smallest pieces of two people is simply incredible
  • I know more than I think I know and way less than I think I know
  • It is so sweet to be able to calm and soothe a crying baby
  • It is heart-wrenching not to be able to calm and soothe a crying baby
  • Feeling his hand wrap around my finger warms my heart
  • Every new mama learns the value of being ambidextrous 
  • Food that does not need to be heated, skinned, cut, or unwrapped is a must for a nursing mama
  • You can have a pile of clean burp cloths one minute and be down to the last one in the blink of an eye
  • Wait to put on your clothes for "going out in public" until immediately prior to leaving or you will just have to change again anyway
  • Don't wake a sleeping baby
  • It is possible for your heart to beat outside your body...and be held in your arms
  • Watching your husband become a dad is quite possibly one of the most endearing things you will ever see him do
  • A baby can only fill his diaper once...and as soon as you change it, he's probably ready to fill it again
  • ALWAYS carry extra diapers, wipes, and trash bags
  • Living life in two hour pockets between feedings brings value to a 2-min shower, a 5-min meal, and a 7-min grocery store trip
  • Wet laundry inevitably sits in the washer for 4 hours before you remember (or are able) to move it to the dryer 

Sweet Baby Boy, I love you so much. I selfishly pray for your health and safety but boldly pray for you to have the strength and courage to face the future with God as your guide.