Thursday, January 26, 2012

15 weeks







Daddy and Nathan in matching shirts. Thanks Grandma!








Enough pictures already!




What's up?






Mommy combing baby oil into my hair to get the flakes out




Snuggle bug!






This is what Nathan does after almost every picture--we actually caught it on camera this time!




Whoo-hoo! I spit up ALL OVER MYSELF!



Rockin' the hoodie
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

14 weeks





Naked in the bumbo?! Or are your eyes deceiving you?




My new bathrobe!








Nathan's game face, bring it on!








Let's go! (Can you tell Daddy likes my Nike gear?!)
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Favorite Things

Some of my favorite things about Nathan right now are:

-the way he smiles every time he wakes up

-how he "talks" to us when we talk to him

-the noises he makes when I sing to him--I think he's trying to sing back!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

13 weeks







Can't resist those chubby cheeks!






He loves his hands and is constantly clasping them together!






First time in my Bumbo Chair!




Watch me roll Mommy!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dear Nathan,

Last night you slept all night long!  We got home late from BSF so you didn't get your bed time bottle until after 9:00.  But once you went down you slept until 7:00!  And that's only because we woke you up!  I have to admit I wondered if you were still breathing once I realized how long you had been asleep!

Love,
Mommy

Reading with Mommy

video

This is what Nathan does every time we read with him. We hope he always enjoys books!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dear Nathan,

Although I look forward to the day you will sleep all night long I will never tire of the smiles you give me when I walk into you room--even if they are in the middle of the night!

Love you bunches!

Mommy

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dear Nathan,

Today you rolled over!  Not just once or twice--but four times!  Each time I put you back on your tummy you decided you'd rather be on your back.  It was so fun to watch!

Love,
Mommy

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

12 weeks





It's painful being this cute!




First Smile on Camera!









Mommy's fun new way to carry me




Holding Daddy's Hand...




Bedtime stories with Daddy




Ready for a workout at physical therapy!


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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Two Jobs I love

I am blessed to have two jobs I love:  being a teacher and being a Mommy.  

I went to school to become a teacher in order to fulfill my lifelong dream of educating young children.  I even moved states in order to start my career!  I love my job and can't picture myself doing anything else!

Now I'm also a Mommy (another life long dream that is now fulfilled!)  I didn't go to school to become a Mommy (unless you count the seven weeks of adoption classes Ben and I took in order to become certified to adopt!).  It took me awhile to become one but now that I'm finally a Mom I couldn't be happier.  I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything.

However only one of these jobs pays the bills and it's not being a Mommy.  So for now I find myself preparing to say good-bye to full time Mommyhood in order to be a full time teacher. I will love my time at school but I will miss my time at home with my son.  (And equally so while I've been home on adoption leave I have loved my time with Nathan but have missed my time at school).  

If I could be a Mommy full time and not have to worry about helping contribute to our family's income then I would do it in a heartbeat, but for now that's not the case.  On the flip side I have often said that I love my teaching job so much that if the income wasn't needed for my family I would do it for free.

It is my hope and heart's desire that I will be able to balance both the jobs I love equally one day but only God can predict the future and so far he hasn't let me look into his crystal ball.  (And for the record I don't believe God has a crystal ball but I like the imagery the phrase creates!)