"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." ~Angela Schwindt~

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dear Abigail,

My sweet Abigail,

This first month with you had absolutely flown by! You are one month old! Happy One month birthday! Your favorite activities right now are stretching, drinking your bottle, and kicking your legs on your play mat. You will lie on your play mat and kick your little chubby legs and hit the toys. You have so much fun doing this and make the most precious noises I have ever heard while kicking.

I love being on maternity leave with you, we get to spend all our time together, and I am spoiling you rotten I know. We took you to church last week. You looked so precious in your pink plaid outfit and your sweet summer bonnet that a lady from church got you. We kept you up in the sanctuary and you slept the whole time. I think I even heard a few little sleep snores from you. I hope you were having sweet dreams. I don’t want you ever to have anything hurt you or make you sad. If it was up to me I would just put you in a bubble and nothing bad would ever happen to you.

I still get nervous driving with you in the car. We always go slowly, but you love looking at yourself in the mirror we have hanging for you. When your daddy is with us I will sit in the back of the car with you. You have already decided that you are a daddy’s girl. You love this special spot on his chest. You will lay there for hours and he will just sit there and smile. Well Sweet girl, let’s try and slow down the time, you are already changing and growing so fast. I feel like I am going to blink and you will be talking and walking. I love you more everyday if that is even possible. Know that you are beautifully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139).

PS: Your first peds appointment was on August 3rd at 5 days old you weighed 7 lbs 2.8 oz, your head measured 34 cm.

Your last peds appointment was on August 14, and you were 16 whole days old! You were 20.5 inches long and weighed 7 lbs 10 oz. The ped said you were just perfect, however we already knew that!

Love you!

Mommy :-)

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Dear Abigail

My sweet precious little child,

We brought you home from the hospital today and you were 4 days old. I wanted everything to be just perfect in the house; however you didn’t seem to mind that there were things out of place. You were just happy to be with your mommy and daddy. We came home and showed you around the house. I especially think that you loved your room, all decorated in green and pink, perfect for my sweet princess. We took you out to meet the puppy dogs, we let you swing in your swing, try out your bouncy chair, and we cuddled and rocked for hours in our bedroom.

We have a bassinet set up in our room for you to sleep with us right now. I’m not too keen on the idea of letting you out of my sight. You are the most beautiful thing I have ever laid my eyes on. To see you for the first time in the delivery room I was speechless. When I was in recovery room when they finally brought you back to me, we you laid on my chest and I could just feel you breath. I just want to inhale you. I want to breathe in your sweet smell all day long.

I didn’t realize how much you would sleep, but I’ve been told that’s your job right now and when you sleep mommy should sleep too. I absolutely love our 2:00 AM, 5:00 AM, feedings. I pull you into the bed with me and you lay on my arm and drink your bottle. After you finish your bottle I lay you on my chest until you fall back asleep. Oh goodness I could just pat your little butt forever. You are just precious.

I love the little nightgown that you wore this evening; it was a cream color beige with a giraffe on it. It had a matching hat with it. We are keeping hats on you for the most part, we don’t want to let your little head get cold. I love your noises, I love your soft sweet skin, I love your beautiful blue eyes, and you’re little goldy locks hair. You are so beautiful. If I could have picked out the features of what I wanted in a child it wouldn’t measure up to what God has given us. I am so blessed to be your mommy. I knew from the first moment I held you in my arms that I was created to be your mommy that is my purpose in my life. I love you so much sweet child.

Sweet Dreams



Saturday, August 01, 2009

My 1st blog

"God's promises are light the stars, the darker the night, the brighter they shine." I'm not sure who originally said this quote, but I remember I first heard it while I was in high school and it has stayed with me ever since. We truely serve an amazing God who has truly changed my life in amazing ways. I am not sure how to blog or what to even say, but I will more than likely use this to talk about how God is working in my life and share about my family.