That's right the big changed happened and we all survived. Thanks to lots of prayers from us, family, and friends. I have made the transition back to the work place and Parson is now a happy daycare baby.
The first day was terrible, I cried when I dropped him off at daycare and I cried in the car on the way to work after dropping him off. But I thought that the fact that I only called once to check on him the first day was pretty good. Poor Parson had a rough first day but each day has gotten better since. He naps at daycare which equals better nights sleeps and he greets his room teacher Mrs. Penny with a big smile every morning.
As a whole getting out of the house for a few hours each day is really nice. I really love my new position at my company and am so happy I was welcomed back with open arms. Not only am I a productive employee but my break from being wife and mommy make me a much better wife and mommy when I get home. There is no reward better after a long day than a big gummy smile from my little man when I pick him up from school.
I have truly understood the phrase "it doesn't get easier, it just gets harder differently" once we figured out the sleep through the night deal, we had to re figure out the nap at daycare deal. Now the teething deal, and the starting solid food soon deal. Mommy world is a challenge and a joy all at the same time.
A pastor visited our small group on Wednesday and shared this scripture with the ladies and it really reminded me of the women I need to strive to be;
10[d] An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
11The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
12She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
13She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
14She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
15She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
16She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17She dresses herself[e] with strength
and makes her arms strong.
18She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
20She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.[f]
22She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
24She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
26She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29"Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
July 1st, July 1st, July 1st has been on my mind since I gave birth to my sweet boy. July 1st is a dreaded day, the day I go back to work. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my job and the company that I work for, but I also really love being a Mommy. BUT, like most American family's, Aaron and I both have to work.
I have been fortunate enough that my company and boss were very gracious and understanding about my desire to be a Mom and my need to work for pay. They are allowing me to work five 5 1/2 hour days each week. It eases my heart that Parson will only have to be in daycare for under 6 hours instead of 8. This also gives me time to come home spend time with my baby and husband and get things done around the house.
Parson will be going to a daycare that is very close to our home, and its right on my way to and from the office. We have spent time there and the care providers are FANTASTIC and the facility was always clean, organized, and clear about what went on. I was very impressed at this because I never made an appointment (on purpose) with the daycare, I just showed up at random different times of the day. They have a very clear scheduled day to keep the infants comfortable. Parson really liked all the care providers that he spent time with. This also eased my heart of my Mommy worries.
Not only will Parson be getting good care and affection but he will also be learning. I am super excited that they teach baby sign language! My Aunt used sign language with her son, and I loved how it made communicating much smoother. This of course means that I need to learn to, I will keep you posted on that. ;)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
So I was thinking, I will be on maternity leave, I will have plenty of time to clean, coupon, cook, and love on my baby. Instead my day is full of laundry, cooking , changing diapers, feeding, sleeping, and napping and I LOVE every second of it
Parson started giggling, smiling, and cooing at us and it is the best milestone ever! He is also starting to hold his head up on his own.
Balancing being a wife, mother, and home keeper has presented some hard choices for Aaron and I. We some things we would like to do and change. We will keep you posted on those prayers :)
I have been able to do a lot more now that Parson can play in his play pen or nap for a few hours. At 8 weeks old he dose not need me to hold him every minuet. I have been able to clean and organize cupboards and closets. Scrapbook a little, and keep the house in better order than when I was working.
I love being and becoming the wife, mother, and women of God that the Lord wants me to be.are learning to trust, trust, trust the Lord with everything. We are waiting and praying for his direction on
Friday, April 22, 2011
It has been so long since I have updated our blog. Lots of big things have happened in our life recently. He bought a house a little over a year ago and after being in the house for a few months we found out that I was pregnant with our first baby. Parson Dean Jones was born on April 5 at 2:47pm he was 9 pounds 5 ounces and 22 inches long.
It has been an adjustment over the last 17 days. Trying to be a wife, mother, and housekeeper can be kind of stressful when a two week old controls the schedule. Sometimes I don't have time to shower or go to the bathroom, but we are managing okay. I even managed to make meatloaf and baked potatoes for dinner last night. Aaron was so happy to have a "real" meal for the first time in a few weeks.
We are starting to figure out how to schdedual outings with a little one to. I went to the grocery store on Wednesday just me and the baby and it was successful. The key is going right after a feeding so he usually just sleeps in the car and as I push the cart at the store around. This boy is a sucker for motion.
I am going to try to get to Target this afternoon so I can finish Aaron's and Parson's Easter baskets for Sunday morning. So after his noon feeding we will make a break for the big red store.
Now that dinner takes me a few extra hours to plan and cook I better get on it. Baked barbeque Chicken for dinner tonight if all goes according to plan.