Saturday, June 20, 2009

Two weeks old

Parker is two weeks old!!! It is hard to believe. Three other baby boys have been born to friends in that time. First came Gabe, born to friends Dan and Laura on June 10th.

Our best friends, Ben and Rebekah became parents through the miracle of adoption on June 16th. Tyrus (Ty) Lee was born at 6:24 pm weighing 7 pounds 4 oz. He is absolutely beautiful.

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Our hearts are so full of joy for them. After a VERY long five year journey...they are now parents to a beautiful baby boy. We can't wait to meet him. You can read the full story and see more picts here. There is nothing more precious than seeing those closest to you become parents. We are so excited to walk the journey of raising boys with them.

We are still waiting to see picts and get the details from the third baby boy, born to friends Doug and Heidi.

Reflections on motherhood...
  • I LOVE being a mom. There is NOTHING better.
  • I have an incredible husband. Chris has stepped up his game. His love for his children runs so deep. He has waited on me, supported me, and let me cry on his shoulder (more times than I can count) in these past two weeks.
  • I can live on way less sleep than I thought.
  • Being a mom of three is not as hard as I anticipated (I know it's only been two weeks). Everyone told me the jump from 2 to 3 kids was so much harder. In some ways I have found it to be easier. The girls play together and keep each other occupied more when I have to care for Parker. Getting out of the house takes longer, but this was to be expected.
  • I love having blue clothes in the house
  • It's inevitable that one of the kids is going to fuss longer than I would like, because someone else is taking priority
  • Naps with three kids under three are going to be few and far between. The scheduling just hasn't worked out
  • My expectations for a clean house are on the decline, although Chris has come up huge in this area.
  • A load of laundry a day will keep the clothes mountain away
  • Two kids in cloth diapers = equals a huge cost savings but = more laundry...well worth it :)
  • I love my kids more than I could ever know - they can make me laugh, cry, and frustrated in the same 10 min. (I'd be lying if I said it was not frustrating at times)
  • I love my life
Now for some picts...

When did our baby girl get so big...she is climbing the 8 foot rock wall at our local park

You could get lost in those eyes

what a sweet baby boy

a dad and his precious


Rebekah said...

Being a mom of ONE is a lot easier than I thought it would be!! :)

Glad to hear that you're finding a rhythm and that everyone is doing well!!

Can't wait to be home and lay by that pool! :)

Kate said...

i just love baby Ty!

I bet you can't wait til they are back home so you can snuggle him!

Nancy said...

I love all your pictures. You certainly have your hands full. I hope you get some rest times, but I'm glad you are enjoying the best time of your life.

Running after the heart of the Father. Seeking His face in All things. Walking His will out in my life. These are the desires of my heart. Along the way I am a wife and mom who wants to capture memories that will last a life time.