Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's that time again...

It's officially soccer season for our little soccer dude! What a difference a year makes! Cooper is loving playing soccer again this year and lots of his little friends are playing with him;) We are three weeks in, and I must say, there are a lot less tears this year and so many of the kiddos are really getting the concepts.

Here are a few fun shots from the first game...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oh the Fog!

Why is it with a newborn comes this fog that you enter and feel like you'll never return to normal? Anyone relate? I guess it must be the lack of sleep (mostly the lack of sleep), the dietary restrictions, the constant need that someone demands of you 24/7, the additional children living in your home, trying to figure out where your body went in a matter of 9 months (and how in the world to get it back), trying to plan out what to make for dinner that doesn't require any cooking or prep;), how to keep a house in order to give your family the sanity and order that it needs, the laundry...OH the laundry...

YOU know, all those things that make being a Mommy so much fun and so challenging all at the same time.

Notice that all the things I mentioned above are things that pertain only to my immediate household. What is not mentioned there are all the other things that I love, adore, and want to maintain....My precious friendships, being a good daughter and friend, spending time in the WORD, staying healthy and fit. I so struggle with trying to have balance in all the areas of my life that are important to me, especially when I am in the FOG!

I know this too shall pass, and honestly I am just trying to soak up every moment. When that baby cries, he doesn't cry for long before he is picked up, held, consoled, sang to, rocked, and doted on. I am loving my time with Coop too. He is just a gem. What a treasure!

So, I am definitely in need of a little grace. Mostly from myself. Things don't have to be perfect to be honoring to the Lord. I can let go of some of the big expectations of "having it all together" and just enjoy my time with the Lord, the sweet moments with my children, and serving my hard working, unconditional loving, amazingly devoted hubby! And when the baby is not crying, and I have a brief moment of sanity, maybe I can do a push up or two, or return a call from a sweet friend. And maybe, just maybe, get around to blogging just a bit;)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

One Month

How has it already been a month?? Our little peanut is growing so fast! We have had lots of transitions here at the Rumley house.

Jerrod has been on sabbatical since the end of May, and is back in the office full swing. Our church is launching another campus and Jerrod will be the Campus Pastor. His days are busy getting things ready, having "townhall" meetings, meeting with families and potential volunteers, thinking through plans, entering information, etc. There's lots to do;)

Cooper is transitioning to having a baby brother again, having Daddy back at work full time, and going to preschool 4 days a week. Kind of a lot for a little guy!

Sawyer's tummy is having a rough time. He is on prevacid twice a day and we figured out that he is allergic to dairy....yep that means Momma is on no dairy (and no soy, since many babies allergic to milk are also allergic to soy). I guess this is a good post baby weight loss plan?? We'll see. It sure does simplify things to eat....No more Nutella for me;)

I am getting used to being at home more. I quit my job as a Kids Coordinator at church, so I have had the blessing of soaking in all those moments with Sawyer;) At this point, he likes to be held a lot with his tummy, so I spend a lot of my day doing that. My heart is adjusting to so many changes in our lives, all the while still really missing Tyler.

Here are a few pics;)....
Sawyer - 5 Days
Sawyer - 5 Days
I'm a big boy! 1 Month old...
I love, love, love my Bubby!
Sweet boy! Jerrod has been calling him Junior. Really funny! He does look a lot like Daddy, especially with those BLUE eyes. I can't even believe I have a blue eyed baby!
One last pic I had to share. Doesn't this just speak so much without saying a word? I asked my sweet friend Cori to see if she could photoshop all three together and this is what she did. I just love having a picture that represents all three of their little lives. Tyler is 3 months here, Cooper is 4 1/2, and Sawyer is 5 days. They all three have the dimple in their chin;)

Feeling so blessed today! My heart is full (even though I'm holding a cranky baby right now;)