I cannot believe that Bud will be 2 weeks old tomorrow!! We have had our good days when the schedule works out, he gets a full feeding on both bazoombas, and he doesn’t scream his head off. We have also had our bad days when I get peed and pooped on (yeah, the poop explosion happened on this Mama as she was changing a diaper), he screams for no reason, and he does his best Twilight impression when he wants to sleep all day and be up all night. I just hope he’s on team Edward, Jacob’s hairless chest freaks me out.
But even on those hard days, I love it.
We had a rough night last night and the thing that keeps me sane during those late night hours is prayer. I find myself in the middle of the night just praying for people as they are laid on my heart, praying for my son, praying for my husband, and praying that God’s strength is made perfect in my weakness. I sing hymns to him and praise God that we have a healthy son who has very strong vocal chords. I may or may not have thrown a prayer up that his strong vocal chords means he’ll be a singer like his mama. Bud was up last night from 12:30 until 3:30 only to wake back up at 4:45. He would cycle between crying and staring at me WIDE AWAKE. But I kept praising the Lord that He had chosen me to be Bud’s mama and that I was the one to be able to help him last night. This season is so short (which I’m trying not to wish away) and I want to soak it in; the good/the bad/the poop explosions.
Sam came in this morning from PT and asked how I was. I said, “Well, we gotta have some rough nights because it makes me appreciate the good ones.” Hubbs reminded me that as long as I kept that attitude, then we’ll make it.
So email me if you have any prayer requests! I’ve got the time! Here are some pictures from yesterday, enjoy! It’s the freakin’ WEEKEND BABY I’m about to have me some fun… ok well, I’m about to have me some decaf coffee and a hershey’s bar.
And by the way, can we give a shout out to breast feeding?? I have eaten like Chunk from the Goonies, only gone on a couple of walks, sat on my butt all day feeding a child and I was able to put my normal jeans on yesterday!!! Thank you breast feeding for freeing me from the Belly Band and elastic waistbands.