Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Being A Family Of 5 For A Week...

There is something so special about a newborn. Their tiny little body sleeping on your chest, the way they coo and make those adorable little sounds, and the way they smell so delightful. We are soaking it all in as much as we can and I am loving every second of it. I must admit that we are adjusting pretty well now that it has been a full week.

Holton - He is a complete delight to our family. He is the sweetest baby and hardly ever cries unless he wants to be changed, fed, burped or put to sleep. He has already put himself on a little sleeping schedule, and we all want to hold him all day long. This mama really really likes her sleep, but for some reason this 3rd little baby is extra special because I now enjoy being woken up in the middle of the night. It is just me and him, the house is quiet, and there is no one else for me to take care of but him. I have extreme love for this tiny little baby and maybe it's because I now know how fast they grow up.

Rael - My sweet little firecracker and passion-for-life little girl - she is having the biggest adjustment to having a new baby in the house. It took her a while before she wanted to get close to Holton, even though we knew she couldn't wait until he arrived. She is noticing that she isn't the baby anymore and is now a big sister. Day by day, Jason and I are noticing that she is wanting to hold him, brush his hair, or kiss his cheek - we encourage it all. We are giving her extra love and letting her know that she will always be our special little girl forever.

Laylie - Holton's second mama. The instant she wakes up in the morning, she runs into our room and wants morning snuggles with her new baby brother, She sits on the couch for several hours holding him and talking to him if his tiny eyes are opened. During our first shopping trip to Target with the entire family, she felt so big pushing his stroller around all by herself. Laylie sure is in love with her little brother and with her help I feel like I just might be able to handle 3 kids by myself when Jason goes back to work.

Jason - My helper, my rock, my amazing husband, and the best loving daddy. He is always there in the middle of the night willing to change a diaper, burp him, or get anything that the girls or I may need. We both are always running close to empty at the end of the day, and he never complains. He is there when I am really happy and also when I feel like I can't do it all. I am so thankful!

This Mama - Feeling extremely blessed and truly thanking the Lord for my family. At times, I am on a complete high with so much energy because I am loving this life! And there are moments where I get really overwhelmed easily by just having a few visitors over. Friday night, when my milk fully came in, so did my hormones. I cried and cried like every other mother of a newborn has done. I cried about Rael having a hard time adjusting, I cried about Laylie asking me to do things while I am nursing that I can't do for her until Holton finishes, I cried about hoping that I am a good mom, and I cried some more about tiny little things that don't even matter. On top of it all I was coming down with a breast infection, so that didn't help either. In the middle of the night, I was woken up and couldn't go back to sleep, as God put on my heart that I could call on Him at any moment and He would give me grace. He reminded me about this verse 2 Corinthians 12:9 "...finally He said to me, "My grace is enough to cover and sustain you. My power is made perfect in weakness." I need to remember this daily as I begin this new stage of my life. I woke up so refreshed and ready to conquer anything. My heart is full, my life is great, and I am fully enjoying each moment of every day. I cannot put into words how much I love being a mom and I am truly living my dream.

This week has been complete BLISS and we LOVE having Holton in our lives -

Holton's first sponge bath 

Holton even met his best friend Kian who was born 3 weeks before him. Jason and Brian have been best friends since Kindergarten and now they are proud papas of boys. 

First morning snuggles 

First outing to a park for a picnic 

Children are a gift from the Lord and we are so grateful He has gifted us with our 3 amazing treasures that we adore with all our hearts. 

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