Thursday, June 27, 2013

Month 9

Went to the pool for the fist time and you're a fish!
Scooch and roll and dig with your toes to get what/where you want
Attempted and nearly succeed pulling up on an ottoman at Nick and Laurie's
Starting to get an attitude and whine when you're frustrated
Can clap your hands and are learning how to wave
The drooling seems to have slowed down a bit
Although maybe that's just because you're on your belly more often 
In just a matter of 8 days you have learned how to 
-effectively army crawl
-get up on all fours 
-crawl
-go from sit to crawl, and crawl to sit
-pull up to stand on nearly everything 
The kitchen is your favorite place to play
Pull down everything from the stainless steel table and bang on it
Feel like I spend all day chasing you and baby proofing
Your sleeping regressed (again) but we are getting back on track
Still like to wake up once a night for a snack and a cuddle
Got a Burley bike trailer and tested it out
You hang on to the sides for dear life but don't cry so we'll keep trying until you love it

Everything has changed and all of a sudden! This has been a big month






Saturday, June 1, 2013

motherhood

Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for.
Christian mothers carry their children in hostile territory. When you are in public with them, you are standing with, and defending, the objects of cultural dislike. You are publicly testifying that you value what God values, and that you refuse to value what the world values. You stand with the defenseless and in front of the needy. You represent everything that our culture hates, because you represent laying down your life for another—and laying down your life for another represents the gospel.

-Women Living Well, quoted from Rachel Janokovic at Desiring God Ministries