Daniel and I laid in bed last night and talked about the Lord. How He has changed our thinking regarding our finances and our faith in Him alone to provide. It's an awesome thing to look back on our married years and see that transformation.
I woke up and nursed Mabel at 6:30 am.
I watched her, like I have all of my children, and fell in awe of the ability of a mother to continue nourishing her child even outside the womb. We do it until they are grown and even when they are we continue to do it...
I see my own mother nourish me in ways that no one else can, even now.
I have always been desperately in love with Nora, but never more so than I am now. She is growing and it makes me sad; yet I don't want to feel sadness. I want to enjoy watching her grow and learn and thrive. I see in her the best friend that I have in my own mom and it excites me. She is not feeling well today...will you pray over my lovely girl with me?
I have lost 22 pounds since coming home from the hospital 10 days ago. I am currently at my 'wedding weight' of 140 pounds. I have 30 pounds to lose before I am at pre-pregnancy weight but again--I am not focused on a number so much this time. 110 pounds doesnt seem quite as important in this moment as it once did. In all actuality, I feel really good right now. I would feel extremely healthy and probably pretty confident at about 125. Maybe I can get there before Danielle's wedding (August 28th)...
Braden becomes things.
Every day he becomes about 7 different things. It varies. He is Tarzan. He is a lion. He is a mailman. He is a school boy. He is a cowboy. He is a monkey. He is a dancer. He is a fighter.
He is a brother. The only brother.
And he's doing pretty well. & I'm really proud of him.
I took pictures for Mabel's birth announcement last night. I would love to post them, but it's a surprise. They're pretty creative, though, I must say.
Hoping we can venture outside this week. It's been so hot and I've been healing. Speaking of healing, I realize I never told Mabel's birth story, so you don't know that there really wasn't much healing to be done. It was a close-to-perfect delivery which is exactly what I prayed and hoped for. Would you like to hear how it went?
I will write it out with pictures sometime this week...
...for now, I'm off to nourish my babe once more...
...break up the redheads as they brawl and scream...
...and enjoy the sun shining through our red living room curtains, promising a day of sweet anythings...
What can I add after my blog title to include Mabel?
Here are a couple ideas and I would love to hear yours as well!!!
...and our brunette blessing...
...and our brunette babe...
...and our dark haired darling...
Can't wait to hear your feedback. Have a great day, friends!