Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wrap It Up

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.

One of my favorite Labor shots....(thanks Holly)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Boy How We can Talk & Talk & Talk some more

1 week:

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. :)

to this....

Monday, December 21, 2009


I truly don't know many people that put their Hope solely in God. This was a powerful & moving sermon & it spoke to my heart.

Go to Sanctification in Marriage, Oct. 25th.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl...what happened?

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!

Sleep baby, sleep...

Monday, December 7, 2009

5 Months

At 5 months:

Liliana is enjoying the holiday activities:

*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.