Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Here Is To The Dad!!

This past week Jane had to got five shots. None of us were too thrilled about it, and Jane was the first to show her displeasure. A few days after her shots she was being extremely fussy. She was never quite content during the day, and at night she was up every few hours. After a few nights of this I was a complete wreak. Lack of sleep is something that I do not handle well at all. So on that second morning, Derek went in late to work and took care of Jane so I could get to sleep. Last weekend, he also stayed up with her so I could get in some solid blocks of sleep. Needless to say he saved me. I am so grateful for a husband who loves me so much. He never complains about anything. Even when I feel bad that the house is a mess, dinner is not made, and I am still in my pj's when he comes home from work...he is just happy to see us!! I honestly do not know how anyone can raise a child alone. Derek has been my strength through everything and I owe my sanity to him.


This morning Jane decided that she didn't need to sleep anymore. We were hanging out on the couch together and she decided to go into a fit of smiles. I have been waiting for the moment when Jane would look at me and smile, and this morning it happened. All on her own she looked up at me with her blue eyes, a wide grin across her face, and it made my heart melt. Unfortunately once I got the camera out she never smiled as big as she was before, but I will take what I can get. Seeing her happy made me forget how much sleep I didn't get last night and how much I still needed. Ahhh....I love my little girl.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Our Family

What a crazy two months this has been! Derek just got back last Friday from Columbia. It is not hard enough having a new born, but throw on being a single mother with her husband out of the country. I am surprised that I do not have any gray hair from the experience. I was so blessed to have such wonderful family who helped me out night and day getting me through the rough patches. I could not have survived without them. Life with Jane is starting to get so much fun. I am finally getting good blocks of sleep and can enjoy my time with her more during the day. She is still a handful but we love her so much.

Jane just had her two month check up and she came in with a whooping weight of 10 lbs 13 oz, and a height of 21.5 inches. I know she is still pretty small,but we love every inch of her. We just had a nephew born and I think that little Alex (Brent and Jennies little boy) will soon pass her in everything being just weeks old. Jane is healthy and happy (most of the time) we love having her around.

I have two new favorite things about Jane. The first is her smiles. She is starting to smile more and more everyday. Derek and I can't get enough of it. My second favorite thing is when she cries, she snorts. I know I shouldn't be laughing when she cry's but we have to do something to stay sane. Thanks to her new binkies we can now keep her a little more calm in the evening. I love being a mom, and Derek can never get enough of his little girl.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A New Respect...

Ever since I was young I would look at moms and think of how fun it would be to have a bunch of little kids running around. I mean how hard could it really be??? Mormon women have a million kids and they make it look so easy. Over these past six and a half weeks my eyes have been open. I love my baby girl more than anything, but oh my goodness. I have never had less sleep, time to eat, get ready, let alone shower. The main points of my day consist of feeding, changing diapers, and occasionally trying to take a nap. I have never had such high highs and such low lows since I became a mom. I have a completely new respect for motherhood now. It is by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life; it actually makes my degree look like a piece of cake. I admire any women out there who is willing to make the sacrifice that it takes to accomplish this great task.