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A blog about infertility, adoption,and adoption loss which has finally led to a beautiful miracle who was worth smiling for."Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future."Proverbs 31:25

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Time


They always say it.  Time flies.  Especially when it comes to your children.  I guess I would say that it is true.  Most days I feel like I'm just trying to get through to the next.  And then the next.  Everyone says that I should enjoy every moment of Olive's babyhood while it lasts.  But it is hard to do that when you are living so in the present. 
Olive is 10 weeks old now.  Everyday she is learning and changing.  Just when I think I have her figured out, I don't.  Just when I think we are settling into some routine, we aren't.  She was sleeping pretty much through the night, and then she wasn't (isn't).  She is holding her head up really well.  She has had a strong neck from the beginning.  She is even sitting up (with some assistance) for a few seconds to a minute before laying back against one of us.  She is putting both hands up to her mouth.  She is very alert.  Turning her head from side to side with ease.  She smiles on purpose.  Once she laughed out loud.  Last night she very deliberately reached up and pulled her pacifier out of her mouth and then held onto it for several minutes.  For Christmas we got her an excersauser and she loves it. 
Speaking of Christmas; for the past several holiday seasons I have been sort of scroogy.  Christmas is hard for an infertile woman waiting to be a mother.  This year..... well it has been different.  I haven't really been more joyful but I suppose less sour.  The fact is that Olive is too young to enjoy the holiday and I have a heavy heart for all those that are still waiting for their miracle.  So, I am still holding my breath and wishing that it were over already. 
For the New Year I plan to make a few resolutions, which is unusual for me. 
  1. Take more time to blog.... some how.
  2. Take more time to enjoy my new family of three. 
  3. Commit to spending more time in my marriage. 
  4. Give the Lord the portion of time that He requires of me everyday.
  5. Learn to manage my time.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

1 comments:

Ashley said...

I had a hard time getting into that "groove" for the first couple of months after we brought Kaylee home. It's such a hard, emotional adjustment. I hope it gets easier for you. Love your New Year Resolutions! By the way, where are the pictures???

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