June 14, 2010

Grief for Lost Little Ones

Posted in Baby tagged , , at 9:25 am by Jennifer

Tears for a Tiny Lost Life

I found this blog entry this morning while perusing bloggymoms.com, and I was moved by this post.  I don’t know the situation, but I do know that a couple lost their precious baby boy while seven months pregnant.  I felt moved to link back to her blog, written by a friend of the couple.  Read it.  Its good!

I can’t think of anything harder than losing a child.  I have some dear friends who have lost children, only to be incredibly grieved myself by their loss.  My heart still goes out to them, and I  hold them up in prayer often.

I think we should all be grateful for our children.  We should hold them tight, and thank the Lord for our little ones.  I know that I do every day for Lily.  I am so blessed to have her.  Someday, when she is driving me crazy as a willful toddler, I need to remember to always be thankful for her.  Everyday, I need to love her more and more.

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June 10, 2010

High Chairs, Exersaucers, and Carrots

Posted in Baby tagged , at 12:16 am by Jennifer

This week so far hasn’t been too eventful.  On Sunday, I emailed a lady about a high chair and another lady about her exersaucer.  I found the ads on Craigslist.  I haven’t really used Craigslist before, but now, I can say that I’m a fan!  So, on Monday, I picked them up.   Lily isn’t ready for the high chair yet, but she loves her exersaucer.

It took her a few minutes to get the hang of it, but she just loves sticking everything in her mouth.  Too cute!

On Tuesday, I watched a friend at a playgroup give her little one some baby food and realized that I am giving Lily food correctly…just not having enough patience with her.  So, I gave her carrots and she loved them.  Or more, wore them!

The poor thing had carrots in her hair and even up her nose a little bit.  It was fun.  This evening, we tried sweet potatoes again, and she just loved them.  I am going to start making her food, as I want to save some money as she consumes more of it.  Before, I really didn’t know what I was doing, so it took us a whole month to get through one jar of sweet potatoes.  She finished it tonight.

Being a mom is the best.  It takes some patience, but I wouldn’t trade it.  Plus, that sweet little face is priceless!

June 2, 2010

My Personal Little Miracle

Posted in Baby tagged , , at 5:03 pm by Jennifer

A year ago yesterday, we had our first ultrasound to see our little Lily.  I was 10 weeks pregnant, so she was just the size of a strawberry at the time.  I remember when the technician placed the doppler on my belly and saw her for the first time.  It was crazy.  She was so tiny, and it was awesome watching her wiggle her arms and legs.  I was thinking thoughts like, “Am I really pregnant with that?  So, that’s the thing that is sucking all the life out of me!”Tiny, tiny Lily

Now, a year later, I am amazed at this little person.  She is a bit bigger, weighing in at about 15 pounds.  She is probably 25-26 inches long…I can tell you more at her 6-month doctors appointment in 2 weeks.

What amazes me is the constant ways that she grows and changes.  Now, she holds her feet and eats them, grabs toys and chews on them, and she is constantly growing in her awareness of the world.  All the time, I am greeted with her precious smile.  She will laugh when her daddy and I laugh sometimes, and she loves it when I kiss her on the cheek.  I think she’s also starting to teethe, as she’s been a bit fussier lately.

The bond between mother and daughter is so strong.  I would give my life for her, and I adore everything about her.  I never thought that having a child would be this amazing.  I know its not always going to be easy…just well worth it.