Friday, July 8, 2011

LOVE Being a Mom

When you were growing up, did you ever think - this game I'm playing called "house" and this padded pillow inside my stomach I am calling "baby" and the stuffed animal I'm pretending is my actual "baby" will one day be real? Or, did you ever think, this rearranging of the furniture* that uplifts me so much will one day be whenever I darn please? I don't think I ever thought about it.. but guess what? I'm living it.

My day starts with some play time with Jordan interspersed with getting ready with my morning bathroom rituals. I then proceed to some list checking and making (I look at my list from the prior day and then go from there). There are some things that are on the list everyday such as making the bed, doing the dishes, etc. and some that are on there often like laundry (I count washing, drying and cleaning as one but we all know they are three separate lofty tasks). Among the normal are scripture study, lunch, snacking on whatever + fruits, calls to my mom and/or Grace, blog stalking, facebook status checking and of most recent - pinterest. I also like to consult for Grace with her new business and spend some time on linked in, expanding my network (hey, you never know!). Jordan sleeps, gets up to eat, poops, likes to go in the swing to sleep, and listens to a story... then repeats it. We sometimes go for walks though phone calls have gotten in the way lately. We also go out once a day for some errand - grocery store, mall, etc. but today, Andy came home ea and I got distracted and we never made it out. Plus, with the heat it's not really worth it if we don't have to. I usually get dinner started late afternoon and I'm lucky to actually eat dinner with my husband without the stress or burden of getting home in time to have time to make it! Maternity leave is awesome.

I wish I could explain in words how freaky obsessive I am with Jordan because no matter what he does, I think it's cute and revel with joy.

He farts - I gawk. He poops - I giggle. He burps - I laugh. He stares at me - I sigh. He smiles - I squeal. He opens his eyes wider - I clap my hands.

I guess I'm a simple person and instead of playing house, I'm living it - and loving it.

*Refer to this post for my furniture moving obsession. And yes, on Wednesday, I rearranged Jordan's room cuz I can. It was fun!


Chris and Paige Evans said...

Awwww it's true. Pooping, farting, burping... they're all so cute when they're coming from your own baby :) Glad you like being a mom so much, it really is the most rewarding job there is!

Sarah @ ExPat Bride said...

So cute! Love your blog, just wanted to let you know that I included your blog in my post I did today, hope that's okay!