the word “romance,” according to the dictionary, means excitement,...– billy graham
i need a week long nap
i’ve been trying to do school work for hours. but i’m so tired it’s all i can do not to fall asleep sitting up. NOT good. i really need to get in the game.. i’m just so glad my little one is sleeping on his own. in any case, i give up. good night all :)
it's coming! it's coming!
this morning my little lovebug woke up, opened his mouth, and there it was. it wasn’t much. just a little bit poking through. but it’s coming… his tooth is finally, finally, FINALLY coming through! i’m more than thrilled. maybe he’ll finally start calming down. he’s been all over the place lately. last night he slept great but been it’s so touch and go. i...
getting my butt kicked
if i could do it all over again i would never, ever, EVER have started school with the little one this young. i’m behind [again], drained and more than a little discouraged. i refuse to take any class that has even one paper until he’s at least one. here’s hoping that 2013 comes quickly. i cant WAIT to be done.
following another’s path is like entering a dark room without a light.
i’m happy to report that my little one is sound asleep in his bed, as he should be. one night was all it took. i nursed him, prayed for him and he’s back to sleeping through the night. God is good :)
so you remember those teeth? still haven’t showed.. he’s been cranky for what seems like an eternity. but tonight i finally decided that it’s time he went back to his routine. he cried and cried when he woke up after 20 minutes. so i nursed him and put him back in bed. it’s now been over an hour and i haven’t heard the slightest whimper. so even if it means no sleep...
i still cant believe he was such a peanut! …they grow up so fast :)
motherhood is not for the faint of heart.
confessionsofafirsttimedad asked: Ha, That's funny. I like your approach. Wait until the night before to back. I have a feeling that's exactly how it will be.
westernmom-easternworld asked: Hey, Thanks for the follow! Funny, I was seriously just thinking this morning, "I haven't come across any African mommy bloggers. Wonder why?" Then... here you are. Yay! I lived in East and North Africa for several years... where are you from?
a happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.– ruth bell graham
reason #19172 why i love being a mother
there’s few things as special as watching your child do something for the first time. my son has been able to get around the room using some strange combination of a crawl and belly-flop. but i just watched him crawl [really crawl] for the first time. the rush of excitement and pride is one that i will feel for a while. watching the look on wonder on his face as he realized that he did...
postpartum, it all makes sense now
i’ve never quite understood how someone could get depressed after the beautiful miracle that is having a child but 5 days into this whole teething thing i’m starting to understand. losing this much sleep cant be good for anyone. hopefully after this his teeth come in quicker.
for post's sake
i told myself i would post everyday for 365 days, even if it was just a quote or picture. but quite frankly, after a week of tooth cutting, i am exhausted and about as inspired as a blank canvas. so i am posting about posting. here’s hoping that tonight he sleeps peacefully and that tomorrow those teeth come in. cause i won’t lie, i’m EXHAUSTED.
teething, part three: will it never end?
in a few minutes we will be on day four. jimi has been awake for 7 hours now, and i feel like i’ve been run over by a semi. his lower lip is bruised he’s been biting so hard on it. i have offered him a teething ring, wash clothes, his socks, and all kinds of goodies to chew on, but he prefers his lip or me. go figure… why do babies never do what you want them to do? what’s...
teething, part two
turns out last night’s episode [hyper and lots of tantrums] was because he is cutting his first tooth. unfortunately for me, that was just the beginning. between his mood-swings, my overdue discussion questions, and the lack of sleep, it’s possible i’m going to go insane. how do people survive multiples?
i bought the baby a teething ring but he prefers my fingers… or my chin… before having him i never knew gums could hurt so bad. God help me when his teeth finally come in.
dedicated to all the [good] fathers
i know father’s day is not for a few more months but i just wanted to take a moment and express my true appreciation for fathers real fathers. not just men who provide half the dna, but good solid men who actually are there for their children and their children’s mothers. in this day and age where absentee father’s are becoming the norm, i am so grateful for the men who are...
another day, another miracle
apparently my comp professor has super speed. how she managed to grade ALL of my classes essays when last night was the due date is beyond me. in any case, after all the worrying that i wouldnt get it done or that i would get low marks, turns out i was worried for nothing. i got an A! i’m posting it here it is if youre interested. enjoy!
the baby is in his crib, i met my deadline for my assignment, and i’m finally getting some me time. thank God for small miracles!
jimi slept 8 hours last night and i'm all...
bible, bible, who's got a bible.
barnes&noble sent me a coupon so i splurged and bought a slightly more expensive and more in depth woman’s study Bible… YAY! i’ve been using one in kinyarwanda but it would be kind of nice to read along in the same language as my pastor from time to time. *also got a dr seuss book. cant wait to see if jimi likes it! :)*
i may be winning this battle but sleep is winning...
we’re on day three of sleep-training jimi. or rather, i am on day three of sleep-training jimi and on one hand it’s going great [he only woke up twice last night!] on the other hand i’m DEAD TIRED. i’ve spent maybe 5 hours total in my bed since sunday. to make matters worse i have two essays. one due friday, one due sunday. why did i decide to go back to school again?
sleep training = sleep deprivation
it’s exactly 2:39am 3:08am right now, and while those in my household sleep i am awake. scrolling aimlessly through random website after random website. why? because my darling little monster doesn’t sleep through the night. and by that i mean, with the exception of 3, maybe 4 days out of the almost 7 months he’s been alive, my son believes that waking up every 30 to 90 minutes...
riddle me this: what it is it about human nature that makes us so covetous? why do we always want what the other person has? is the grass really greener on the other side? quite honestly, i doubt it. i’m willing to bet that once one gets to the other side it won’t be long before they’re looking toward seemingly greener pastures. but that still doesn’t stop us from...
what i had for lunch
WHAT I REALLY WANTED:: motherhood should come with a personal chef
lessons my mother taught me #537629
when you have a young child your whole life changes. emptying the dishwasher, a usually quick task takes half an hour. writing a letter? days. having dinner, hours. your body, and your time are no longer your own. babies don’t just want your attention. they demand it. and if you are one of those who can ignore the tantrums of your adorable but oh so controlling darling then good for you! but...
…..i am so inspired. i wish i could meet her in person and thank her. it’s been a while too long since i’ve been so sold out on Christ and i think it’s time i began to rectify that. i pray that when my son gets older he holds out for a like-minded woman. i would count myself blessed to have someone like her as a daughter-in-law
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the...– Henry James (via jmecoombs)
success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but...– barnett r. brickner
6 months, 2 weeks, 6 days
that’s how long its been since i got at least 4 hours of peaceful, uninterrupted sleep… welcome to motherhood
i have decided to stick with love. hate is too great a burden to bear.– martin luther king, jr.