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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dear Abigail

Dear Abigail,

You have changed so much in the past several weeks.  You are putting words together and starting to try to communicate more and more.  Your new favorite song to sing is, “Head, shoulders, knees and toes”.  You just love to sing that song and you try to touch your body parts.  Your daddy always helps you when it gets to the, “eyes and ears and mouth and nose”.  You do the motions to the song “Deep and Wide” now.  And you try to move your little fingers when we sing “itsy bittys spider”.  You have the motions to “pat a cake” down pat!  You are such a joy, and just the happiest little girl.
You had another seizure on 01-22-11.  I was so thankful that your daddy and I were both home.  We have got to get these seizures under control!  It is so scary as your mommy.  I feel so helpless.  All I can do is to hold you, talk to you, and stroke your sweet hair while you have the seizure and wait for it to end.  They have increased your medicine so I am hoping that we never have another one!
You got put in the sad spot at daycare for the very first time.  I picked you up, and normally you just run to me as fast as your little body can go.  I came in the door and you just stood there crying.  It took me a minute to find you.  You looked at the teacher and she said you could get out and you came to your mommy.  You immediately stopped crying when I picked you up.  I bet you thought, oh no I really am in trouble, they called my mommy.  We have also started using a time out spot at home when you miss behave.  We put you in time out a few times for swatting your hand at daddy or mommy and you have already stopped for the most part.  You are a quick learner and I think putting you in time out, “made a believer out of you.”  Your such a sweet little girl.  You have the sweetest little heart.
The other day before your daddy took you to daycare you puckered those little lips for mommy to kiss you.  You wanted about 5 kisses before you would let mommy leave.  I love mornings like those.  Mornings where you want to cuddle longer, hug more, kiss more, and just spend extra time with mommy and daddy.  You’re the sweetest.  I love you more than you ever realize.
I say that I love you more than you ever realize, and I know one day when you have a baby, and you hold that precious little child in your arms you will know what I am talking about.  I knew I would love you so much before you were born, but you have no idea. 
We celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday.  It was a school day and daddy picked you up.  I made fettuccini alfredo, chicken, steamed broccoli, and bread.  You ate so much!  To be honest when I fixed your plate, I thought it was a waste of time, but you gobbled it up!  You even topped it off with a small scoop of ice cream. 
Well sweet girl, I look forward to seeing your smiling face in the morning.  Your asleep now and I am soon to follow.   You gave your little brother a kiss this evening.  You love to touch my belly, and lift of my shirt looking for the baby too.  He will be here soon Roo!  You will be the best big sister. 
Love you Roo!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dear Lucas

Dear Lucas,

We are so excited we have decided on a name for you! We wanted it to be just perfect. We wanted something Biblical, masculine, and what we thought described you! Lucas, Luke, The Lukester, not quite sure what we call you, but I do know that I absolutely can’t wait to lay my eyes on your sweet little face.

It just brings joy to my heart every time I feel you move. I pray for you daily, for what you will become, the decisions you make, and that God will start moving in your heart at a young age. I pray you have a heart of service for Jesus and love all people. Your daddy and I will do the best we can to instill these values in you. I pray for the day that you accept Jesus as your Lord and savior, and love Him with your whole heart.

As for now, I will just enjoy every moment with you. It is the most amazing thing in the world to feel you inside of me just moving around. You have your ways of brightening my day and bring a smile to my face. We are well over half way through the pregnancy and you are just as healthy as can be!

Your big sis likes to give you kisses on my belly. I can’t wait for you to meet her. I know you all will fight like cats and dogs, but I know someday when you are adults you will be very close.

You love to listen to your classical music. We put the ear phones on my belly on the way to work and listen for about 10 minutes a couple of times a day. I know you will have a heart for music just like your daddy, mommy and sister. I hope someday you want to learn how to play the piano, and I know your daddy would love to teach you how to play the guitar. I hope that you get your daddy’s singing voice. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket. Your daddy sings songs with your sister every night and I can just picture you with them soon singing along and moving your little hands to the motions.

I love you so much Luke! I can’t wait to you hold you!


Saturday, February 05, 2011

Cute Burp Cloths!

I went on a search today on my fabric shelf for any fabric that I had that didn’t have pink in it. It was rather hard, but I had some owl fabric left over from my camera strap and Abby’s crayon roll that I had recently made. We’re starting to get prepared for the arrival of Lucas and I had some free time today during Abby’s nap that I thought I would make some burp cloths. I think these are super cute!

These are so easy to make.  I cut the chenille and the fabric pieces of 18 x 8.5 rectangles. I placed the fabrics right sides together and pinned them. I sewed all the way around the cloths leaving about 2 ½ - 3 inches to pull the fabric back through its self. I pinned the opening and did a top stitch around the border. I made seven of them so we are getting a start to our collection of burp cloths. I’m sure little Lucas can go through these in a day.

I have to warn you if you make these that the chenille is messy and be prepared to pull out the vacuum cleaner when you finish! Also it is best to prewash the fabric so due to the massive shredding. Happy sewing!