Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Just being girls.
Mommy is wearing “electric blue.” Baby is pretty in pink. :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Shut the front door.

Ya’ll, yesterday I decided to try to put on some pre-pregnancy jeans. Not just any pre-pregnancy jeans, my SKINNY pre-pregnancy jeans. I was able to pull them on.

Shut the front door.

Was I able to button them ? Of course not. I still got 10 lbs to go people.
But just pulling them on felt like a major accomplishment. Just a couple of weeks ago I couldn’t even put ONE leg in them. I could only get one calf of one leg in. Depressing. I held up those pants and they looked so TINY….like how did I ever wear fit into those in the first place?I banished all my pre-pregnancy jeans to a box in our guest closet so the sight of them wouldn’t bum me out.
I was so ecstatic when I put those jeans on. I squealed. I hopped around the house. Then I modeled them for James. He just rolled his eyes and said, “I told you so.”
You bet I rocked those jeans out. I just wore my bella band in place of actually being able to button them. No matter. I felt Skinny. Tiny. Miniscule.I believe I walked with what the hip-hop community and JT (JT for Justin Timberlake..I got my sexy back) call “SWAGGER.” what what.

Friday, September 10, 2010


I remember one of my very first best friends. Her name was Melissa Biddle and she lived across the street from me. Our days were filled with adventures, shared secrets, giggles and of course, pestering my older brother and his friends.
It will be so fun watching Adoration and the friendships she will have. I hope her future friends always find our home a happy, welcoming, loving sanctuary. I eagerly anticipate the birthday parties, slumber parties, the elaborate games of pretend, back yard games, tea parties, and fort building to be had.
In honor of Adoration’s first friend. Lobster-bot.

Friday, September 3, 2010

momentous occasion

Today proved to be a day of momentous occasion.

Adoration found her thumb.

I know. Contain your excitement.

She usually prefers the all or nothing approach when it comes to sucking on her fingers. She either shoves half her hand in her mouth or samples each finger like different flavored lollipops.

Here she is, sucking on her thumb. I think she likes it.

...and back to the standard.
Hello belly.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Adventure

*written on July 12, 2010

Dear Adoration,

I can't believe you are already over 3 weeks old. You have gained over a pound and are almost 2 inches longer!It is so amazing watching you change every day. When I look at you, my heart is so full, that sometimes I could just start crying, even during those 4am feedings. You love to stare at your momma. Sometimes I catch you looking at me and I think my heart will just explode.And I've decided THIS is motherhood: I love you ferociously in this very moment, I already terribly miss you at one day old, and I eagerly anticipate watching you grow. It is such a strange crossroads of emotion and it is glorious.

I feel so blessed to be entrusted with you.Once upon a time, not so very long ago, in the zeal of my youth, I had many dreams of all the adventures I would go on with the Lord. I still dream, but now all of those dreams pale in comparison to the high calling of my current reality.If none of those other dreams came to pass, but I lived a life where I loved you and your daddy well, I would've lived a very rich and worthy life indeed.

There is still adventure in my heart and I hope to take you along for some. But know this: your father and you (and perhaps future brothers or sisters) will forever be my greatest adventure, my highest calling, and the blessing of my life.

I love you Adoration, you are my Joy.

Love,Your Mama

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