Lily Ann went to the beach with daddy this morning. She's such an awesome big sister so far. She needed a little special "one on one time" with her favorite guy (who also happens to be my favorite guy).
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Sunday, May 30, 2010
Miles was born on Wednesday morning - 5/26 (6:01am). 7 lbs.10 oz. 20.5 inches long.
Another happy hypnobirth. Things went very well.
Lily Ann has been giddy since we brought him home. She is so sweet with him and loves to kiss his little head and pat him. He's just a little joy. We are all getting settled and trying to figure out a new rhythm of life here. So far, things are lovely.
God has blessed us.
Posted by adamswifey at 2:04 PM
Friday, May 21, 2010
May 20th, 2000.
A day I'll never forget. It was when Adam and I took vows, before God, that we would hang onto eachother through good times and bad. That we'd love eachother, honor eachother and obey eachother. That we would remain faithful to eachother in our thoughts, words and deeds. That through sickness and in health we would not ever abandon the other. And I promised to be my husband's girlfriend for the rest of my life.
So far - we're making it. We've had some really rough times. And, just like any other marriage, ours has problems. But I will say - in all honesty - I wouldn't want to be married to any other man. The tough times and the problems are nothing in comparison to the good times and the joy that our marriage has brought to my life.
Adam is a blessing to me. He's a fantastic husband. He's a really good friend to me and an excellent life partner. He loves his little girl and is a really good dad too. I love to listen to him breathe life to her in the form of encouraging words and affirmations. She will never have to wonder if her daddy thinks she is lovely.
Marriage isn't easy. It is one of the biggest challenges in life. But I'm devoted to honoring my vows forever. Please always keep me accountable to that goal. If you ever hear of me deciding to throw in the towel, or you ever see me doing something that isn't edifying my union with Adam - please set me straight. Remind me of the promise I made, in front of God, to be an honorable wife.
PS: I know you may be wondering how a girl - so young - has been married for ten years already. At eleven years old, I was a young bride, indeed.
Posted by adamswifey at 12:47 PM
Monday, May 10, 2010
We went to a birthday party, at the park, on Saturday. One of our friends took a picture of our little family as we came in. From this angle, you can't clearly see how giant my midsection is - but it is quite large. Adam's jacket (the only one that still fits) hides my hump pretty well too. Miles should be here any day now. Literally. I would be surprised if he's not here within the week. This morning, I walked about three miles - hoping. Each day, I try to walk at least a mile or so. But, so far, the walking has not encouraged any progress. Maybe I should try skipping. Does anyone have a pogo stick I could borrow? Lily Ann is a little princess. She's been talking about the baby boy in my tummy lately. And the one in her tummy . . . and in Daddy's tummy. Someone gave her a book about being a "big sister." She loves it. She wants to read it every day. Right now she is napping with one of her baby dolls. She's been taking extra special care of her babies lately. I think she's ready for Miles to arrive too. We all just can't wait to meet him. Many challenges await - I'm sure - as we transition from a family of three to a family of four. But I'm trusting that God will bless us with all that we need to muddle through this time of learning and growing. I'm hoping that my next post will be a lovely picture of our new baby boy! I'm going to eat some extra spicy food and then jump on the trampoline for a half hour. (Just kidding).
Posted by adamswifey at 4:01 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I was really impressed. I'm still really impressed. I was never impressed with the mega-bank.
This is an unusual post - but I just wanted to share a positive experience.
Posted by adamswifey at 4:58 PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Obviously, God had other plans for us.
Throughout the past few months, very well-meaning friends and some family members have been warning me that Lily Ann is going to have some adjusting to do when Miles is born. There have been lots of questions from people like, "how do you think Lily will handle having another baby around?"; "do you think she knows what's about to happen?" and "are you ready for what two babies is going to do to your life?" Many have passed on stories of sibling rivalry, overall discontent and things being very hard for a young family with two small children.
I do know that, for the most part, people are just making conversation - and/or trying to give us advice or wisdom. But I've been getting the same kind of discourse from many different people lately. And the other day, it was starting to get me down. Every time I thought of our little blessing around the corner, I got nervous and saw images of how hard it would be to have "two under two". I began to think of Lily's transition and I felt so sad for her. I was fearing the worst and fretting about things. It wasn't until I had a friend over for breakfast, who has two little ones, that I realized that things might turn out differently. My friend, we'll call her Gertrude, said things like - "I found things easier with two"; and "I had thought things would be really difficult, but it seemed less stressful the second time." This refreshing perspective reminded me that if I listen to the "negative Nellies," all the time - I will have more negative thoughts. I was also reminded that there is just as much of a possibility that things will turn out really well for all of us with the addition of Miles to our little family. Gertrude was a breath of fresh air for me that morning. And still, this morning, when I remember our conversation.
I know that Lily Ann will have to adjust to another baby in the house. I'm sure every first child goes through an adjustment period when the second-born comes along. I understand that Adam and I will have to get used to a new level of activity and new pressures with a second child. I would be totally naive to think otherwise. But who's to say this won't be a serious blessing and positive addition to our family?! What if Lily Ann's life is enriched and happy because she has a younger brother to love? What if things turn out just fine? Those are the thoughts I'm having lately. Gertrude gave me some positive "what ifs" that are invading my thoughts these days. I'm really thankful for the change - and optimistic about the upcoming changes/blessings for us.
Posted by adamswifey at 10:29 AM
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