Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Laundry or the Outdoors...

Hey there! I am in the midst of a large pile, make that mountain, of laundry. We traveled back from Florida on Sunday after getting to spend a little over a week with our families. Now, I am in the midst of unpacking, putting away, and getting caught up on laundry.

Today, however, the weather was so beautiful that we just couldn't stay indoors. So, off to the zoo we went for Judah's first zoo trip.

He was mainly interested in the fish. The rest of it didn't really grab his attention. I was very interested in the lion though because he was being very photogenic for me.
I brought along his giraffe for the fun of it. He played with it while we sat on a bench enjoying the weather.I also got several pictures of all of us.
We even ended the day with the book Tails. It is a really cute book with interactive and touch-and-feel activities with all different types of animals in it. Now back to my laundry and unpacking.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Worried Heart's Healer...

I have been milling around this post for a little while, but I wanted to post this as a reminder to myself in the future and maybe as an encouragement to one of you. I am not sure if this is going to make a ton of sense to everyone, but I hope so.

Spiritually and emotionally February was filled with an overwhelmingly peace and attitude of thankfulness/gratefulness in my heart. February 8th was one year since I found out that I was pregnant with Judah. On this February 8th, as I thought back on that day from last year and the weeks that followed the positive pregnancy test, I remembered the heaviness of my heart and how God had been there all along providing me with comfort if I would only ask. I began to pray and thank the Lord, specifically for his blessings over the last year.

Fast forward to the next evening, the 9th... I nursed Judah and we put him to bed. The moments of quiet made my mommy heart began to feel fearful, thinking of all of the what-if's about the next day because the next morning we had to bring Judah for a digestive system test. I decided to put on my ipod as I did laundry to give me something to think about. I randomly put Kari Jobe on and started singing along.

Then the song "Healer" came on. Immediately in my mind's eye, I was transported back to about a year ago. I was laying on the couch (on bed-rest) playing my new Kari Jobe CD listening "Healer" over and over again, praying for God to be the Healer for me and my baby. As I stood there in the laundry room a year later, I began to cry. I cried tears of joy, tears of thanksgiving, and tears of peace. I was thanking my heavenly Father for giving me that encouragement I needed to face the next day, even though I had already begun to doubt/worry about the future. I was thanking Him for gently reminded me of everything He had brought me through this past year, even though my memory of Him was so short. I was thanking Him for not giving up on me. He reminded me that He had everything under control and He gave me such a peace the next day.

I pray that in the future when my heart wants to worry, I will remember that God holds my future and my families future safely in His hands. How great it is that He reminds us.

Give me a sign of Your goodness,
that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,
for You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
~Psalms 86:17

Monday, March 1, 2010

Passing By Quickly...

I know that the monthly summaries that I did do once upon a time on this blog haven't happened recently; however, for this month I wanted to change that, even if it is over a week late.

Let's see, February started out without a lot of hoopla and ended much the same way. For most of the month, daily activities filled the days with nothing to spectacular in them.

I did get taken out to dinner by the two most handsome guys in the world for Valentine's Day and received my very first "official" Mom card. The front of the card said, "To my very first Valentine".
This past month, Judah did what seemed like a lot of growing. I was telling my mom earlier that he is looking less like an infant and more like a baby everyday. He started eating cereal (actually he has been perpetually spitting out cereal that we have tried to give him since) the second week of the month. He has started to laugh, especially when he is being tickled. However, one thing that hasn't changed is his love for cuddling. I just couldn't resist sharing the below picture, his little smile melts my heart.In March, we have a short trip planned to visit family. Our families are eagerly counting down the days until we head that way. I am not sure what all we will be doing, but I do know that Judah will be giving and getting more "sugar" (aka kisses) than he knows what to do with.

I am looking forward to decorating for spring soon. I was so tempted to bust out the crate last weekend, but with the snow I guess it is a good thing I didn't. I can just feel the spring weather trying to push its way in.

I am hoping that slightly warmer weather this next month will allow Judah and I to go walking some. On recent sunshiny days I could hear the outdoors calling my name, but it is still to cool.

I hope to get a couple of sewing projects finished in March. I bought some really soft flannel fabric to make some cloth wipes. It is washed and waiting to be cut and serged. I also have some burp cloths I need to finish as well.

What all do you have going on this month? Any fun plans or projects?