Monday, September 21, 2009

The Bliss of Parenthood

I will be getting a new blog header in the next few days..it will be a donation of my hubby's wonderful talent.
I went to church for the first time this past Sunday. Our pastor has been doing a series on BLISS. Click here for this past week's sermon "The Bliss of Parenthood" based on Psalm 127.
Here is a rundown of what has been going on with us-
Thursday Ben got a photo shoot scheduled for the University of Mobile this coming week and asked me to go with him. Which meant we had to pack all of our things for (the FOUR-count 4!!! NOW) of us Saturday night-we were to leave Sunday after church headed all the way to Mobile.Saturday I woke up to discover i had a UTI along with enormously sore bosoms.I am now on 3 different prescription medicines...Dinner Saturday night was a pre frozen meal during which our oldest began pooping and when asked if he needed to potty ran towards it (hooray!) We thought he was finished so we began cleaning the baby toilet..... as he walked to his room without a diaper. Knox began to fuss, so leaving Ben with toilet duty, i went to comfort the baby...
After comforting the baby i went to empty some food that had overstayed its welcome in the fridge proceeded to drop it in the floor and was cleaning it up when it occurred to me that i never put a diaper back on Brennan..so i ran to his room to discover he had finished his pooping in his bedroom floor and was playing in it with his little toy dog. I walked in and exclaimed "Brennan!" to which he responded "ruff ruff" and held out his doggie..I had to laugh or else i would have lost my sanity.
We immediately put him in the bath even though it was an hour before his bedtime and the bath is part of the bedtime routine. So it took an entire hour for him to go to sleep. I was hurting pretty badly and couldn't even hold the babies or put Brennan to bed. Ben put him to bed like 5 times and ended up packing most of our things. The next morning we had to pack the car before church..we forgot diapers for both kids but other than that we packed it all!
I was so glad that i went to church like i said the sermon could not have come at a better time for our family. Though precious- these babies are not to be the treasure-Christ is. I am enjoying walking down memory lane at our Alma Mater remembering certain little things about Ben and my relationship in the early stages..wheeling Knox around yesterday I kept thinking and thats where we ( fill in the blank ). We met some freinds for dinner at the resteraunt of our first un official date. Brennan is with my parents on the farm having the time of his life. Ben is shooting some fabulous pictures that will help pay our bills for the next few months and i am resting in the hotel and meeting old friends for lunch. It has occurred to me in the last few weeks that with Brennan i felt like this newborn stage was the hardest, but really its one of the easiest. Knox just sleeps and eats & poops & pees.. pretty easy- no big sleep schelule to worry over-just naps when he's tired and eats when he's hungry..ahhh