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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Precious moments...

I am amazed how precious it has been to be home with Parker!
Some days are more tiring but so worth it!
I have convinced myself of the following:
  • I am grateful if I can get 3 loads of laundry done and unload the dishwasher (don't worry if I didn't succeed)
  • I have given up on trying to keep the houses spic & span (to my perfection!)
  • I praise God for a loving husband who is not expecting a meal the moment he walks in the door and all my "chores" done! I know he cares that I am attending to Parker and doing my best to keep things up when possible!
  • Staying home is worth the sacrifice to hold Parker in my arms and see the daily changes.
I was overcome with hormones and wondered what my life will be like as a stay at home mom! Then I was reminded to get involved in the community with MOPS and even a Le lache group! I am going to my first MOPS meeting on Tuesday (10/02)! I got a phone call from the director at the church! She welcomed me with open arms and told me of another new mom, that I might be able to connect with! I am a social bug (as you all know) and it will be so uplifting for me to get involved and enjoy my time "not working" with Parker in this way! Although, this new job is far above all others! It is the best, and yet most demanding! I am hopefully going to get plugged in to a Bible study come January. I missed the ones that started up this fall, so I will continue my own study for now! It is a true joy to be home and be mom to Parker. There are no words to explain how much love and joy I have (and Mike too) for him! We feel so blessed beyond measure! He was sweet today sleeping in his swing. I grieved for him, because he is fighting really bad diaper rash! I guess I was not keeping his butt moistened enough with the special cream from his Dr. It made me feel like a failure, but I reminded myself that I am not! Each day is a learning experience! He is happy as long as we stay on top of the diapers, and not let the dirty ones be on to long! I visited my friend Tiffany's blog and she posted a poem ( for her now 2 year old daughter.) This explains the joy and amazement of how fast the time really goes by being home with your precious baby:

Lord, help me remember, when I feel It's a chore,
the time will come when I'll hold him no more
asleep on my chest (the crib refused, the blanket, the pacifier, gone unused).
What better place is there to lay his head
than against my heart, my arms his bed?
For infants grow up and leave us behind
with only memories left to remind
us of midnight walking and pre-dawn rocking,
of soft, helpless babies unable to sleep.
So, Lord, make me patient and keep me awake
while I cradle Parker, and don't let me take
for granted the moments I spend in the night
with this baby boy--Your gift, my joy, my delight!

Poem by Jan Dunlap

Blessings to you all!
Proud mom to Parker- Jenn :)

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Mike is very proud of his Alma Matter~ (Syracuse University) won their football game yesterday against Louisville! Syracuse Football team is not a team to be proud of,since they are not ranked! However, Louisville is ranked 18 and that was an upset and something for him to smile about! The final score was 38 to 35!Way to go 'Cuse!So the proud dad dressed his son this morning for church while I got ready! Here is what Parker wore to church today! (Photo of Mike and Parker sleeping from today, below!) (Outfit is compliments of the proud Uncle Phil (and "Aunt Miracle!) I actually let him wear it vs. the cute "church outfits" that I have for him

Parker is 5 weeks old tomorrow and starting to be m
uch more alert! He is now only up 1 time a night to eat and that is usually at 4 AM. He tends to crash around 7 PM and I get so much done from 7-10 pm. I wake him up when I go to bed and then around the 4 AM. I will be so excited when he does sleep through the whole night!The days go by faster then I expected as a new "stay at home mom!" Here is Parker posing for mommy at 4 weeks!

Mike leaves this Thursday for the big company Softball tournament. I will keep you posted on how they do! I think the guys have high hopes to win. They have been practicing for a few months and they did come in 6th last year out of 35 teams! So I hope to bring you good news next week!

Blessings to you all,
Jenn, Mike & Parker