Thursday, October 26, 2006

Victory!!!

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Jayden had his weight check this morning…

This child has gained a pound and three ounces in two weeks!!! WHOAH!!!

He is now a very healthy 7 pounds 12 ounces.

Soon, he will be big enough for his carrier…and I get a whole lot more mobile!! WOO HOO!!!
Peace, everyone!!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Motherhood Musings

Some observations from my vast experience as a mother – my son is a week and a half old…HA!

No matter what the books say, you do what works. If you read enough books, you get lots of ideas you can try out. Sooner or later you try (or stumble upon) the right thing for your relationship with your baby.

A 6 ½ pound infant is a fantastic teacher.

Fatherhood is a surprising aphrodisiac! I’ve never found my husband more attractive than he is to me while caring for my son.

Even whey they cry, they are cute…Not sure this feeling will last, but for now, I’m enjoying it.

You hear EVERY noise your baby makes, even from a sound sleep.

I have new admiration for single parents – I know I could never do this on my own. I don’t know how they do it. It takes all my strength and powers of concentration to do this even though I have the greatest teammate in my husband. My hats off to you single parents!

Every child is really a miracle – there is no more God-confirming thing than to be a part of or witness the birth of a child.

Medical science is a wonder – there was a time when Jayden and/or I might not have survived his birth due to our combined complications. Praise God for good doctors and advancements in medicine!

I’m so glad I waited to be a mom…I know there are lots of theories out there about having kids young or older…but I can safely say that for me, this was the best thing in the world to wait for. I have a peace that I would not have had 10 years ago, and I’m far more willing to roll with the punches now than before. There is something to be said for knowing that the timing is right and understanding who you really are before you embark on parenthood.

Peace, everyone!!!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

I'm Here!!!

Jayden Scott Krech arrived on October 12, 2006 at 1:34 pm.

He weighed in at 6 pounds 7 ounces and is 18 1/2 inches long.

Mommy and baby are now home, healthy and resting.

Pictures to follow SOON!

Peace, everyone!