Saturday, May 9, 2009
I am looking forward to waking up in the morning for my first mother's day. The past 29 years of my life have basically revolved around myself. What I want to do, what I want to be, where I want to go, but the last five months have become all about Parker! What I want, need, desire is pushed to the side, but you know...I TOTALLY don't care because being a mom is the best trade off in the world. Parker is so much fun right now. His personality is really starting to come out. He is smiling and "talking" all of the time. I love first thing in the morning because he wakes up so happy. I love looking over the edge of the crib because he is usually talking and smiling. He gives Chad and I the BIGGEST smile when he sees us.
Parker spent the night with my parents for the first time last night. The break was nice but I was so exhausted so I just crashed on the couch. Well, after I went and got ice cream with Chad. It was the best ice cream by the way!! Ice Cream Corner is very good!! It was strange waking up without Parker in the house. It's funny because we were looking forward to a break but when he's gone we just miss him and look forward to going and picking him up. It seems weird without him! We're not really sure what we did with our time before Parker!
I wanted to write down what Parker's schedule is like now. He wakes up around 7. He eats a little bit of cereal mixed with applesauce and then he takes a 6 ounce bottle. He plays for awhile and then he usually goes back down for his morning nap around 9:15. Most days he sleeps until 10 and then wakes up for his second bottle. We play, read books, watch Sprout, etc until his afternoon nap. He keeps changing the time for his afternoon nap but I think it's going to be around 2 or 3. He has fazed out his mid day nap. He eats his "dinner" around 4:30. We feed him either bananas, applesause, or sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are his favorite! Those are the only three types of baby food we have feed him so far. We give him a bath between 7-7:30, then a bottle and bed by 8:30. I think that he is starting to want to go to bed a little earlier now though. And then we start all over again the next day.
I will wake up in the morning with a special excitement! I love being a mom!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
We took our first family vacation to Panama City Beach last week. What a week! The week consisted of laying on the beach, eating, and shopping. Parker was great and he took great naps on the beach so we were able to stay out longer than I had originally planned. The first day and a half he was fussy though because he was sick and was finishing is dose of steroids. Those made him and evil baby, by the way! Thankfully he got to feeling better and we finished the dose. We were lucky for our best friends, Katy and Luke, and their little Harper to come with us.
Our first family portrait at the beach.
The Smiths: Luke, Katy and Harper
check out Katy's blog at www.speakingsmith.blogspot.com
Chillin on the beach
Swimming with my mommy
my dear, sweet friend, Katy
I don't know what I would do without Katy. She was the very first person I met the day I was moving into the dorms at UNA. We instantly hit it off and we went to the rush parties together. Thankfully we pledged the same sorority, Go ALPHA GAM!, and we were together all of the time. We also lived together on Spring Street along with Emily and Raycheal. Our relationship took an interesting turn a few years ago when we both had trouble conceiving a child. both of us ended up going through IVF to conceive our first child. She was constant support and reassurance. When others would say, "Don't worry, it's be fine. You'll get pregnant." or " You can always adopt." Katy was there to hear me cry. She knew and felt my pain of not knowing if I would ever have a child of my own. She would not make promises about a child. She would simply listen and understand the sadness of the unknown. I love Katy with all of my heart. She is now going through difficulty that I don't understand with her precious little girl and I hope that I can be half the support that she was to me. (Wow, I just got really sappy and this was not the intention of this blog, but I love me some Katy!)
More beach fun!
I already can't wait to go back to the beach. We will be going back with the Greenhaw's in June!