|Yep our little Faith Gift was under the Tree!|
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
|The sassy wife ornament|
|The Sassy Hat|
|Cinnamon sticks that I coated with purple glitter. They give the house a warm and festive aroma|
|Touches of holiday cheer around the house|
|Wreath I made with purple hydrangeas|
Friday, December 10, 2010
|King Sunshine discovered some garland that I had under the tree.|
By Saturday we were able to figure out King Sunshine’s communicating signals and anticipate his needs creating a happy environment for all parties involved. For instance, when he rubbed his eyes I knew all he needed was a bottle, his blanket and sleep would soon follow. If he started to whine then he was hungry and if he let out a full fledged cry then his gums were bothering him (poor baby) . Being able to stay a step ahead of him was the game plan for the day. At 7:30 pm we gave him his bath, a bottle, his medicine, read him a bed time story and down he went. He woke up once that night and I simply cuddled him and put him back to sleep.
He was such a good baby and I had a wonderful experience with him, although, I must admit by Sunday I was happy about sending him home!! Yes, I had his bag packed and at the door. When Mr said he was ready to leave, King Sunshine was bundled up and ready to go in a matter of seconds. I waved "bye bye" to him all the way down the hall and let out a long sigh of relief once they were on the elevator and out of site. I took one glance around my house and it looked like a tornado came through it, I was sleep deprived and the weekend flew by. I cleaned the house and moved the furniture back to normal, grabbed a blanket, laid on the couch and literally passed out for 6 hours! When I woke up something didn't feel right, the house was clean and everything was back in place but…it just seemed too quite! My "Ah haa" moment arrived as I discovered what the problem was...I missed King Sunshine. I missed his smiling face, his innocent presence, his slobber, those glances of curiosity, his bath time when he would splash me, and his constant banging (he loved banging on things). The Mr. and I look forward to more weekends with the little King but of course once I recover from this one!!!
The dirty diapers, the snotty nose, the slobber, the crying, the spit up, the lack of sleep and the immediate loss of autonomy was really an eye opener for me. I've read mounds of parenting books and did tons of research but none of those books could ever prepare me for that weekend. I have a new found respect for parents! I knew parenting was not an easy task however, you really do not know the full extent of what you are getting yourself into until you experience it. I've come to the realization that motherhood is a sorority with an initiation unlike no other. I only had a mere glimpse of what being a part of that sorority would be like and let’s just say I salute you and even after this weekend, I would be honored to join! I’m not sure if you can ever be prepared for something like this, however I do know that it will completely change my existence on this earth.autonomyimmediate
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
|How Big is So Big...Soooo Big! Read this book to him about 4 times while he looked at me with a questioning look as I exaggerated every word and motion.|