back and forth, back and forth. scream, frown, stare, smile. scream, frown, stare, smile. heavy on the staring, light on the sleeping. that's how yesterday went. today has been ....... much more peaceful. intense at times, but peaceful.
Emma and I have been having a ...... trying day. We have been bothered by what seems to be some very uncomfortable gas in her tummy. Nothing I have done has been able to calm her for long. So, knowing that a cute baby is harder to be upset with and to reduce the likelihood of frustration on my part, I put her into one of her adorable outfits. I'm not sure if it made her feel better, but it helped me.
She did enjoy putting it on, though.
Emma finally settled down for a long nap ...
... and her bow slipped down over her eyes. I was not about to move it because 1) she might wake up, and 2), it was really cute!
"...The Bible makes it very clear that after our relationship with God, our relationship with our husband is to be our highest priority (Gen 2:18, 1 Cor. 11:8-9, Tit. 2:3-5). We were created to be our husband’s helper, not our children’s mother. Certainly we are to love, care for, and nurture our children, but this love is to flow out of a lifestyle that is first and foremost committed to helping our husbands. Our husbands should always remain first in our hearts and in our care."
... to pull out the sewing machine and sew up a dress or two for Emma Grace. These little dresses and outfits are just too cute. Of course, it probably won't happen today. But soon (I hope)! Maybe when she has fallen asleep for a few hours ....
Emma also got her first real bath (which included washing her hair)
plus found her fingers and began to make more "happy" noises: sighing, cooing, sputtering, snuffling and so on. John went back to work today, and Emma and I were on our own. We got some laundry done, changed our clothes a few times (meaning more laundry), took naps, and I picked up the knitting project that had been set aside when she was born. We are slowly starting to find our "normal".
We are at home now - happy, healthy, and enjoying each other. I'll post more pictures and a bit about Emma later, as the time comes! For now, Mom posted a play-by-play on her blog. She, Julia and Ben are coming tomorrow, so I'll get back to you when I can! Maybe when Grandma is holding Emma ... :)
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not take them bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;//Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,//
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.//I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made the difference.
"These little moments ... matter, for they are where we live every day."
- Paul David Tripp