Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Snowed in Weekend!! Where is the Cabin Fever?

So on Friday around 3:00 p.m, we started to see the first flakes begin to fall!! Of course I was at work but what an exciting work day it was. When the forecast calls for a good chance of snow accumulation, I can't help but to get excited. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve and my coworkers feel the same way so there is alot of anticipation in the air. The last snow we got (6 weeks ago) was pretty but I didn't get to enjoy a minute of it. It was the Friday before Christmas & that is a very important day in the beauty industry. Women NEED their hair done!! I promised my clients if they could find a way to the salon, I would be there for them, so I ended up working thru the last snow. So I was soooo excited that I had the weekend off & could really enjoy this one!!!
It's so funny how having a baby changes you. Before Maddox, I would have gone CRAZY if I would have had to stay in the house all day. So why do I have no problem with it now? Our day started off sweet with chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, I got my 504 piece puzzle fix, lots of quality time with Chris & Maddox, and Mom and Dad came over for supper & then we played UNO!! How fun!! I know that I couldn't handle 2 days of it but not having to change out of my pajama pants & sweatshirt for the day was GREAT!!
Today was so much fun also!!! Chris made grits, eggs, & bacon for breakfast, very scrumptuous!! Maddox got his first experience in the snow!! We took him out & made a few pictures. He didn't care to much for sitting in the snow, he looked like he just didn't know what to think about it! Our neighbor kids came over with their sleds & we did a little sledding down our front yard! It was fun, I got to take Maddox on his first sled ride!! I know he'll really get into it next year & it will be even funner but I'm in no hurry for him to grow up & be to that point. I just want to savor him being 7 months!! The roads were starting to clear a little so we decided to go for a joy ride & ended up at McDonalds for my Caramel Latte fix, we got to see the awesome home our best friends are buying, and then we ended up at Hallman Hill! It was the funniest thing, Joy & I sledded down the driveway like little kids, (Chris followed us in the Tahoe b/c we were about to leave) we decided to go back and get Tori to come spend the night with us so we hooked the sleds to these 2 hooks on the front of the Tahoe and hopped in, then Chris backed all the way up their winding driveway pulling those sleds on the front!!! I know that had to be a sight!! So we topped the night off with 2 Dominos pizzas, cheesy bread, cinna stix, home videos, Guess Who, and the Grammys! Tori is now snoozin on one couch, Chris on the other, Maddox in his crib & I'm winding down!! Despite the fact I missed being in God's House today, I praise God for such an Awesome Day!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Where oh Where does time go???

So I was inspired by a friend who I was doing her hair tonight to update my blog. If there is one thing everyone should know about me, it is that I have a hard time making myself write! God has laid it on my heart so many times to keep a journal & I have not obeyed. I know that he has a reason that i'm suppose to do it so I need some follower support to help keep me on track!

I was just reading my last blog & I just don't understand where time has gone. Maddox is now 7 months old!!! How quickly he went from 7 weeks to 7 months. I know that there has been so many awesome moments & memories during that time and it would be impossible to recollect them all. So I'm going to do my best to sum up the last 5 months & then i'm going to do my best to stay on top of my blogging!

So my little 8lb newborn baby is now soaring off the charts at a whopping 25 lbs!! At his six month well visit, the Dr said "He is the size of a 12 month old". One thing is for sure, I absolutely love it!! I wanted a big baby & God surely did answer my prayer!! Maddox is thriving!! He eats all the baby food Gerber & Beech Nut make & he sucks every bottle dry!! He is a healty boy!! At his 6 month Dr visit she did find a heart murmur. We took Maddox on Jan. 11th to have a cardiogram & the specialist found a condition called pulmonary stenosis. It is a very mild condition that should never cause him any trouble or that would never need any kind of intervention. We are very relieved that everything is OK but I am believing that he doesn't even have to live the rest of his life with even that. I don't feel like God wants us to settle for any kind of health problem whether its big or small so I'm believing that God is going to go ahead and nip it in the bud now & when we take him back in 6 months I'm confessing that by his stripes we are healed and they are not even going to find anything!!!

Ok on with more updates before i start shoutin!!

Christmas was absolutely Wonderful!!! This was the funnest Christmas since I don't know when!! Having a 6 month baby at Christmas time brings Joy beyond measure!! I tried to cherish every moment. December was a very busy month & I had a few moments during that time I felt like I was missing out on too much of Maddox's life. I had to realize it was just from all the extra holiday festivities that was making it feel that way and things would eventually get back to normal, so I talked myself out of quitting work, selling my house & living in a tent so that i could spend more time with him!! I'm sure all moms have felt that way! Its just super hard to find a balance sometimes. If I could give one piece of advice to younger women, it would be to save, save, save, your money & try to live off your husbands salary so that when you have a baby, you can have the option to stay at home. I would have never dreamed I would have ever considered wanting to stay at home but after you have the baby, you change a lot of your thinking!! A career can always be acheived later in life but you can never get those early years of your child back.

Well, I have so much more to say & update but I'm gonna try to spread it all out over the next several blogs so that this one doesn't turn into a book!!