Monday, April 28, 2008

This must be love.....

James found a way this week to poop on my hand, pee on my legs and burp INTO my mouth and I didn't mind at all....this must be love.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First Trip to Starbucks

James and I took a trip to Starbucks the other day and even though they were debuting their new roast on that very day, James didn't seem to be too impressed.....maybe I should have bought him a Frappaccino or some other fancy coffee.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A New Experience

After a bit of cajoling this morning I was able to get Mr. James to fall asleep around 11:30 and thought that this would give me the perfect window to go get my hair cut....something I have been wanting to do since before he was born.

For me, getting a new haircut is like getting a new lease on life. If I am having a bad day or bad week, a new haircut (or color if I want to get really crazy) can turn it all around instantly....I love freshly cut hair!

So, we arrived at the salon after a silent car ride and just as I sat down in the chair my little squirrel boy woke up and started to put up a fuss. I thought I might be able to rock his car seat with my foot just enough to lull him back into a sweet little sleep but I was sorely mistaken. Before the scissors could even come out I had a squealing boy on my hands and a deep desire to pack him up and go home. So, what to do??????

Well, I was already covered by a black tarp and the salon was full of ladies and I REALLY wanted this haircut, so I picked up my little man and nursed him under the black cape. Although I felt a bit bashful by this oh-so-public feeding, no one else seemed to bat an eye and before I knew it I had once again lulled my sweet little boy into a deep sleep where he stayed for the entire cut.

So there you go, I was able to keep myself modest under one of those fabulously designed black capes and keep my little boy from going ballistic.....oh and I got a descent haircut that has given me a new lease on life. (See haircut below)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The beginning

I'm back and hopefully I will be a dedicated blogger once again as I seem to have embarked on a VERY excited chapter in my life and will most likely have a lot to say. Now, what to say today.....I suppose I'll start at the beginning.

Labor was harder and far more painful that I had ever imagined in my head (sorry to those of you who have yet to face it) but looking back I can say that it was also quite beautiful. The experience of bringing our son into the world revealed to me a new side of my husband and we now have a stronger and more intense bond that was not there before. Ryan's strength and support amazed me throughout the entire labor but it was really his emotion and his humble soul that took my breath away. Don't ask me to explain what this means, I think only he and I can understand.

James' arrival into the world was a bit rocky and things did not go according to plan but the Lord had a plan that I am certain was/is far better than my own and James is now here safe and sound. The labor ended (after many hours of contractions and pushing) with a c-section and a 8 lb beautiful little boy....our son.

James is amazing and as I write this he is nursing and staring up at me with those gorgeous little eyes that seem to emulate his father's eyes perfectly. He is healthy and very strong and all I can do is thank the Lord for this addition to our family. Thank you Jesus for trusting us with this child and for allowing us the honor of being his parents.