Monday, April 20, 2009

Baby Jewelry

I'm officially a "baby wearer." And I couldn't be happier about it! Last week I wasn't able to do anything but sit on the couch and hold Will...not that I minded that in the least, but our house was starting to suffer in cleanliness and I was starting to get mighty sick of daytime TV and the Food Network. I had about a five minute window from the time I put him down to do something (ie: make myself food or use the restroom) to the time he was screaming to be held again. I had a sling that I tried to put Will in - he screamed bloody murder the entire time and gave me a splitting headache in 2 seconds! So I figured I was destined to sit on the couch until he learned that being put down isn't all that bad.

I got online and found The Moby Wrap. I ordered it and it finally came yesterday. I cannot tell you how my life has changed since it arrived! I am finally able to get things done around the house. I wore Will all morning and he was snug and happy and his momma was happy that she was able to get the dishwasher unloaded and the dishes put away! He snoozed the entire time and didn't make a peep. I would've worn it all day long, but he spit up all over it (and me and himself) and forced me to wash it. But by the time Greg got home from work, it was dry and ready to go again! We took a walk and Will enjoyed the Moby and eventually fell asleep. He's still asleep in it and couldn't be happier!

I'd say it's worth it's weight in gold, but honestly, I think it's worth quite a bit more than that! It does make me feel like I'm pregnant again, though ;) My hips were aching after our walk! Something about having all that extra weight out in front really does make you waddle.

In other is it possible that I have a three week old? I feel like time is flying by so, so, so fast and I just want to stop it and soak in every little second of time with my baby while he's still a baby. I know people say it all the time, but he's growing up so fast and he changes so much every day. I'm so thankful for this time to be home with him so I don't miss a second of it :) (Remind me I said this when it's 3am and he won't let me put him down!)

I also feel like I get "it" now. What is "it?" It is the love a mother has for her son. I remember growing up I used to get a little frustrated that my brother seemed to get away with everything when it came to my mom. She'd laugh and say, "I just love him so much!" I mean, she laughed when he took his spare tire out of his Mustang (to make it go faster, of course), hid it in the attic, and then dropped it down the stairs and put skid-marks on her fireplace. She laughed! I remember thinking that if I'd done that, I'd be grounded for the rest of my life (so not true, but I do remember thinking that). Well, I get "it" now. Will can scream in the middle of the night or pee on me, and then make a funny face or coo and I laugh and say, "I just love him so much!" I didn't know I had enough room in my heart to love another person like this - it's overflowing with love for my two guys :) I also always felt like I'd be incomplete if I didn't have a daughter...I LOVE little girl things and though I still really would like to have a daughter some day, I'd be
perfectly fine having all little boys too. He's just so much fun!

I'll leave you with a couple more pictures of my guy from this week:

Showing off his pretty blue eyes

So not happy about posing for a picture with Mommy!

All snuggled up!

Love my guys napping together :)

Gansta in his car seat with his paci and new "Snuzzler" to keep him comfy!

1 comment:

  1. ohhh, Libby! i smile as i read your blog! i love reading how happy you are and how positive you are about everything new. i know that YOU ARE DOING AMAZING! you are such a CUTE MOMMY! the blue wrap looks like it will work god :0) ahhh. . . I am so proud of YOU!
    AND Will is just SO PRECIOUS!