From Bean town to California to an unexpected North Carolina. We gave birth to this Blog after our miscarriage in July 2008 & it continues with the birth of Liliana in July of 2009. We are so truly blessed.
So we already know that I'm that geaky-freak that LOVES, yes loves a clean page of a calendar. There is such beauty in a new month to me, never mind a NEW YEAR. Its a fine line of not knowing what may happen & looking at what is already planned.
This year I became a parent. I spent 1/2 of the year pregnant & this last part being initiated into mommyhood. 2009 was a record year. I entered it going into my 2nd trimester, full of anticipation of what being a parent would be like plus what Labor would be like. All were different & yet so much better than I ever could have expected. Not to say that both weren't (& are) exhausting, but it puts a whole new spin on my life. I am not only a wife, daughter, sister, friend, nurse, but I am a mother & Eli is a father. I think we're both growing & learning in these roles as we experience being Lili's parents. I question myself all the time. Am I doing it right, is she ok, how can I do a better job. I think I'll probably never stop doing that, its just in my nature to want to make sure everything is ok.
I pray that I'm able to give just a little more over to Him in 2010 & remember I can't do it alone~ever. Praise God for blessing us with this life, for reminding us what is truly important.
As I was talking to my "roomies" last night about their children & my child I realized I've become one of them. One of those parents who can talk about their child endlessly. Its not in a boastful manner, but in a loving way. Its good to learn what other parents are doing, what they may recommend & in the end its your place to discern what works best for you & your babe.
She's all of 6 months & everyday I find out something new about her, its pretty amazing. I've never had a more emotional, up & down, tiring, yet joyful 6 months in my life. :)
So, as of late our sweet little girl is choosing to eat over sleep. Which means eating every 2 hrs for her & so her & I have frequent rendezvous for breastfeedings. She fascinates me in good ways (& tired ways too). She certainly knows what she wants & when she wants it. The last couple nights her bedroom door has resembled a revolving door more than anything. *Is this another growth spurt, could she be teathing, is my milk changing...a few of the many thoughts that are running through my mind. I love her so much, but I prefer to resume to the previously scheduled sleep pattern--> 1-2 times a night feeding again.
So its back to work tonight for me & well I hope Eli & her fair well. I'm sure they will, its always when I worry much that things seem to be completely fine. Peace out!
*Buying a tree @ Trosa, even though appearing a bit tired (probably overdue for her nap) *Enjoying the stockings by rolling around in them over & over & over again *Anticipating her 1st Christmas
But most of all WE are enjoying every second with her even more. Its hard to believe just a quick 5 months ago we welcomed you into our lives. We love you sweet little babe and look forward to the months & years to come.