Little Man and I enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend with a lot of time spent outside walking and at the park. And no, I didn’t forget about the hubby – he spent his weekend enjoying The Masters on tv. We did watch some with him, but he was able to enjoy it a little more in a quiet house 🙂
Ok, I need to write before Pinterest steals the rest of my night 🙂
This week has been a busy one. Monday was Little Mans 4 month doctor appointment.
He weighed 14 lbs, 8oz and was 25 1/4 inches long. Big boy! Has almost tripled in weight since birth! The doctor said he was perfect and was growing and developing right on track. Definitely puts a mama’s mind at ease. He got two shots 🙁 and then one oral vaccine. Definitely not fun, but I feel it’s best for him. He got a fever the next day after the shots which was sad, poor baby just didn’t feel well. But on a positive note we started some oatmeal this week! He wasn’t quite sure of it, but overall loved it and now gets SO excited for it every day. He also rolled over for his first time, like all by himself, good ol’ try, rolled over on Wednesday evening! It was so great! Thursday marked a week of him in his crib, it was a long week, but successful. We are still not going to sleep every night without tears, but each night gets a little easier.
Friday he was 4 months old! SO big!
I opened my Etsy shop this week, but I still only have a couple things posted. Hoping to get some more on there soon, I’d love to be able to bring in some extra income while staying home with the baby. I am still working on getting me time through out the day. Most days I end up just getting a shower and a couple minutes to eat in peace. I know it will come with time. This week my plan is to start on a somewhat strict schedule. Setting a schedule and getting a routine down. I am hoping the strictness of the schedule won’t last long, just long enough to set a pattern so that we can in turn become more flexible. So here is to day one tomorrow. Praying it goes well. 7:15 will come quickly and mornings aren’t my forte.
I am reading the book “The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional” by Stormie Omartian. Each day is a quick read and a prayer. It has been truly helpful and encouraging to me because prayer is something I feel I need to work on. Don’t take me wrong, I talk to God all day long, but I am trying to learn to work deeper at a relationship with him and not just brush the surface. I have a couple different books going right now as well as a Bible study and a parenting book study, so the short challenge is extremely doable for me while allowing me to think about it throughout the day. It also allows me to be in constant prayer for my marriage, an everyday uphill climb. I’d like to end my post tonight with the prayer that was in today’s challenge. It really spoke to my heart and has been one of our (mine and hubby’s) biggest struggle. Communication.
“Lord, I pray You would help my husband and me to communicate openly and honestly with each other about everything. I pray that wherever our communication with each other fails, You would restore it to what it should be. Teach us to take the time needed and not be so self-absorbed that we cannot talk in depth to each other. Help us refuse to shut off. If we have stopped talking because the relationship has been strife filled and there have been many hurts, I ask You to heal those wounds and give us peace. Help us to break through all that and tear down any wall that has been erected between us.
You are the God of new beginnings, and so I pray You would help us to start over. Enable us to see each other in a fresh way so that we can talk to each other in a productive manner. Make us whole enough to be truthful and honest in a loving and kind way, and not have to hide our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. If there is anything hidden that needs to be exposed, I pray You would shine Your light on our deepest thoughts and preoccupations. Help us to honor each other by listening and responding. May we never be so preoccupied that we don’t take time to communicate “right” and “excellent” things to each other.
In Jesus’ name I pray. “
~ Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things. Proverbs 8:6 ~