Saturday, September 4, 2010

Review/Preview of the Weeks

August 29th-September 4th

Sunday - Mia went to her first baseball game - the last half of it. She slept the whole time, waking up near the end to eat, which we did in the car. After the game she went in the locker room and met all the guys. She was quite social! We drove home and went straight to bed. She slept 5 whole hours that night!

Monday - Will tried to feed Mia with a bottle, but she just pushed the nipple out over and over. That was the end of that!

Tuesday - Just a normal day.

Wednesday - We went to my 6 week check up with the midwife. Apparently I had back labor with Mia... that's why it was so long and so painful!

Thursday - Took Will to the field and met a baseball wife and we went to the mall. It was SO hot here, I had to get out of the house to cool off. It was a nice time. After the game, I left Mia (sleeping sounding) and had my host mom's mom watch her. She didn't move the whole time we were gone... it was weird to leave her, but I'm glad it was fine!

Friday - Normal day.

Saturday - Normal day.

September 5th-11th

Sunday - We will go to the baseball game. It starts at one and I want to get there for the beginning because the team will be doing a Field of Dreams reenactment that sounds fun to see. Plus, I think we can handle a whole game at our home field. For dinner we will join our host family. It will be right in the middle of our bedtime routine but I will either have to do it early or later - probably later.

Monday - We'll go the the last game of the season! My aunt and her family will be coming up from Boston so it will be nice to see them. Maybe we'll have dinner with them afterwards...

Tuesday - We leave! We will leave early, around 5 or 6 and try to go 6 hours. We'll stop at a hotel for the night.

Wednesday - We'll drive the rest of the way to Will's Grandma's in Buffalo, NY.

Thursday - We'll make a day trip to Niagra Falls!

Friday - In the evening there's a baby shower with Will's relatives... it'll be interesting since it's right when Mia likes to nurse on and off for a couple hours!

Saturday - In the morning, we'll leave to go to Will's parents in Cleveland.
So I'm Way Behind...

I didn't get around to posting this week like I would have liked to. A lot has been going on around here, some nights had later bed times and other nights I just didn't feel like it. So I'm going to play catch up, quickly, in one post.

Thoughtful Tuesday - As I lovingly gaze at my beautiful baby girl, I think about how cute babies are. Anything baby and all babies. And people love babies! Everyone says she's so beautiful, and of course I agree, but all babies are. And then I think about how each and every one of us were once babies. We were all loved unconditionally solely because we were babies and therefore cute and lovable. When do people stop being loved immediately? Aren't we all the same people as we grow up? And aren't we all still children of God... siblings of one another? These thoughts roll around in my head often and I feel compelled to be more loving toward everyone, as if they are still a beautiful baby. Sadly, I forget this when I am actually around people. Maybe it'll sink in more over time. God help me!

Around the Home Thursday

Around here has been packing, laundry and packing! Also, in my head I have been planning what I want to do in the off season. For one, I want to try and cook gluten-free again, for Will's eczema. Also, last fall when we cut out so many carbs by avoiding wheat mainly, I lost weight. But then I got pregnant... hence the wanting to lose weight again!! I have found a few great blogs and there are some awesome recipes I want to try out. I am SO excited to cook in my own kitchen again with all my wonderful kitchen things! Also, I am just going to focus on finishing a cross stitch project (hopefully by Christmas) and keep working on our scrapbook. I want to have a weekly schedule including grocery shopping, library, thrift stores (bi-weekly), and visits to my sister-in-law's. We'll see how it all turns out, but I am excited to create a little home for my wonderful husband and daughter!

A Word of Faith Friday

I have been praying lately mainly about the upcoming week and the transition we will be going through. I pray for smooth traveling, especially that it won't be stressful for Mia. I pray for a job for Will and that he can trust God that one will turn up. I feel confident that God has something - something just right - and that it will reveal itself quickly... not that we aren't looking too. I pray for Mia's upcoming baptism on the 18th. (I feel that I don't really realize it's actually going to happen! So much else is happening before it, it's overload to focus on it!!) And I pray for overall grace as we move into the off season... it's always a bit stressful. It's nice to see family and to be back home, but it's a lot of work getting unpacked and settled. It will be even more so this time with a baby! So I just pray God is with us and guides us.