6 Months

Right now I’m rocking Jack to sleep. Well he is already asleep but it’s hard to put my baby down. We’re listening to worship music, It Is Well by Kristene Dimarco to be specific. It’s one of Jack and I’s favorites. I used to drive and worship on my long drive to and from work. The sunshine is pouring through his room right now and it makes me want to soak every single moment in right now. I cried today while he napped on my chest earlier. I looked through pictures and videos over the last six months and felt every emotion of his firsts and many of the moments that have also become his last. I have more pictures on my phone than humanly possible and the amount of times my phone says it’s full is embarrassing. But looking through those pictures brought so many emotions. It’s a bittersweet …

5 Months

Jack, 

I don’t even know where to begin. Being your mom is one of the best things in this world! I never was a morning person before you but waking up to your huge smile and dimpled cheeks is the highlight of my everyday. You have the most kissable cheeks! 

 You’ve changed my life in more ways than one. You’ve taught me how selfless parenting can be, how lonely at times being a stay at home mom can be, how I have the best job in the entire world, how blessed I am that God chose me to be your mama out of all the mamas in the world. You’re growing so fast! Slow down!

5 months! You’re so smily and love to laugh. I can throw you in the air or just tickle your belly and you make my ears sing with the greatest belly laugh I ever did …

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

My baby rolled over for the first time tonight. It made me want to smile and cry all at the same time. I feel like I need to celebrate every milestone yet tear up that I can’t stop time. I’ve began cleaning out his closet and folding clothes and putting them away. I’m kinda a minamalist so naturally this brings me joy to organize “clutter” and put things away and not have much “out”. But the other day was different as I put more winter clothes away that Jack will never ever ever wear these clothes again. It struck me and I’m not sure why it never did before. My baby is growing faster than my mind can grasp. A year ago I was finding out that he was on the way. Time is a thief. I had no idea how my life would change. I definitely had no idea …

4 Months

Jack is becoming more and more fun! We love his laugh and huge smile. He loves his play mat but prefers to be sitting on our lap or standing up. He loves holding on to toys and putting them in his mouth. He discovered his toes last week and rolled over for the very first time tonight. Rolling over has been a long time coming as for many weeks he was rolling on his side but couldn’t get much further. 

They always say that the days are long but the years are fast. Personally I have a few really long days but mostly my days feel very short and we are back at our nightly bath that just makes me think that I will never have this day back and it is almost done. Many nights I still rock Jack far after he is already asleep. I never want these …

3 Months

It’s crazy to think that Jack has been in our lives for 13 weeks yet it feels like I never lived a day without him! 

This last month we traveled to Florida. Traveled to IWU to watch Seth play soccer. Took many walks and loved Jack more and more everyday. 

He’s sleeping through the night, enjoying tummy time, loving baths, loves his toys that light up, grabbing for toys. His legs and neck are so strong. I’m waiting for the day that he starts to roll over and I find myself holding my breath and saying “noooooo” whenever he tries. 2 month shots were not our friends. He’s getting so big! He’s growing way too quick before my eyes. 

We love you Jack! And everyday I love you more and more! 

10 Weeks

  2 Month Appointment 

Jack is 11 pounds 11 ounces – 23 3/4 inches

We’ve been enjoying lots of walks, tummy time, singing and dancing! 

Jack, 

You are growing way too fast before my eyes! I wish time would slow down as each day seems to go faster and faster. I love being your mama. It’s the best “job” in the world. I’m constantly amazed that God created you and designed me to be your mama. I pray daily that God will guide me to raise you the best I can. I also pray that you will love Jesus as much as your dad and I do. I have no doubt that you will do great things for God’s Kingdom. But for now I’ll enjoy all your cuddles and smiles. You are the light of my life! 

Xoxo,

Mama

  

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9 Weeks & Jack’s First Road Trip! 

9 weeks old and we took a road trip to Destin, Florida. Jack did AMAZING!! On the way down we had one crying fit that had us pulling over for a diaper change. Then on the way home I had to wake Jack up a couple of times to change and feed him. He slept the whole 14 hours on the way home!! 

We had a blast in Florida and weren’t ready to leave. Jack slept through the night on April 8th! 9 hours straight! I think the sunshine did him good and we all think that he grew that week and gained a pound or two! 

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2 Months

Happy 2 Months, Jack Loren!! 

You’re getting so big so fast! I love you more and more each day. I love watching you sleep and smile. You make your dad and I so proud already and we can’t stop talking about you! 

Love, Mama  Jack still countinues to be an easy baby. Our real test will be when we leave for Florida tomorrow. We decided to be spontaneous and go on a whim. We’re never spontaneous, always planners…so why not now with a baby! But we are in much need of the sunshine! 

Earlier this month Seth and I prayerfully decided that I’m going to stay home with Jack instead of heading back to work in May. I’m so thankful and feel so blessed that I am able to spend everyday with my baby. 

Jack’s favorites at 2 months: 

Playmat. Music. Lights. Paci. Swaddled and cuddled. Bath time. Being on …

6 Weeks & 7 Weeks

Jack is growing! He’s starting to wear 0-3month clothing. He’s tall but still skinny! Still wearing newborn diapers and looks like he will be for a little while. 

Jack had his first babysitter at 6 weeks. Thankfully Brandi took on Jack while everyone else had the flu! 

He is staying awake longer during the day and sleeping well at night. He is watching your every move and smiling and cooing. He loves his play mat, music and lights. He loves to kick his legs and is finally enjoying bath time. 

At the start of 7 weeks he is run down with a cold. But he is on the mend of feeling better. Nothing in this world can prepare your mama heart for a sick baby. I hate every second of my baby not feeling well. 

                        

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