May 30, 2011

Hello to 8 months :)

Isaiah officially turned 8 months yesterday. I know that I write this sentence every month, but seriously where did the time go???

Everyday Isaiah is more entertaining and amuses us with his little personality. Here's what he's been doing during his 7th month:

-He can now officially go from his stomach into a sitting position.
-He says "da,da,dad,daddy" its really cute (still a little jealous that he doesn't say momma yet but I'm convinced that I've heard him say my actual name a few times - seriously :)
-Although he is not fully crawling, he moves forward every once in a while by doing huge leaps. He goes backwards sometimes.
-He loves to roll around still.
-Since he can't fully crawl, he uses his hands to move around on his play mat to face different directions.
-He's eating more different foods and actually liking it. Some days he will spit things out which can be funny and messy.
-He tries to feed himself which is always a messy adventure.
-He likes drinking from his yellow sippy cup. He can actually do it on his own.
-He babbles a whole lot more which is funny to watch.
-He waves more (not always on demand - but when he's good and ready :)
-He likes to hold on to the side of the couch and move around slowly.
-He had his first official night away from us so that we could attend a wedding and stay out late. He was in good hands at his grandparents house. We did enjoy sleeping in the next morning, but also missed him of course.
-He likes stories, but he grabs at the books so that he can chew on them or tear the pages.

Every month I enjoy watching him hit new milestones. He's done a few in month 7, and we always cheer him on. I can't wait to see what this 8th month will bring. Thank you again Lord for Isaiah our precious blessing sent from above. We love him more than words can describe :)

May 19, 2011

Sleep is a beautiful thing!

Last night I finally got some good sleep. I had just put Isaiah down for bed around 8:30pm, and found myself really tired too. Saj was out for the evening at a wedding rehearsal, and then dinner. I was going to try and stay awake and get some things down, but had no energy. I decided to rest on the couch for a few minutes and of course I ended up falling asleep. I woke up when Saj got in. I said a few words then fell back asleep again, haha. I eventually ended up in our room and completely crashed. When I woke up this morning I felt great, refreshed and full of energy. Isaiah slept great too. I didn't hear a peep from him all night :)

I guess what I learned last night was that when your body tells you its time to rest, listen to it and rest. Sleep is a beautiful thing.

I hope that all of you get to experience some sweet rest this long weekend!

May 14, 2011


"If God is your Shepherd, what are you worrying about?" - Marie T. Freeman

I just read this quote and absolutely love it. Its so simple yet it speaks volumes. I wouldn't call myself a worrier, but I would be lying if I said that I never worry. Sometimes it creeps up, but then I quickly remove those thoughts and replace it with truth which is found in the Bible. Its also too stressful to worry. I want to enjoy my life, cherish simple moments and be thankful for all that I have. Worrying just gets in the way and can rob you of joy.

God is my Shepherd therefore I need not worry....nor should you!

May 12, 2011

My Mothers Day :)

I do realize that mothers day was 5 days ago, but this is the only time that I can actually sit down and write about it :)

This year I celebrated my first official mothers day. We celebrated a little last year when I was pregnant, but its so great to celebrate it when you actually get to see your baby on the outside. I was spoiled. My husband made me breakfast and gave me a wonderful card and a lovely new guess wallet. I needed a new wallet desperately. My old one was really, really old and looking quite bad. He did a great job. My nephews bought me earrings and a necklace (totally wasn't expecting that). Its so nice. And my family got me a devotional and some $$$ (always a great gift :) We spent the day going to church and then visiting family and eating, eating, and more eating.

All and all, I had a lovely day. I've gotta admit that when people would wish me a happy mothers day, I would feel a little weird. I guess I'm still adjusting to this new title of "mom." I still can't believe that I'm a mom to our amazing little boy Isaiah Eli. He's really a blessing and so sweet - and thankfully taking a morning nap as I write this blog.

I hope all of you moms had a great day. We are truly blessed to be moms and to be on this journey. Its scary at times, overwhelming, but then there are those days when its so much fun and you want to stop time to cherish the moment. Lets enjoy and rejoice in the blessings which we have been given from our Great and Awesome God!