Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Life with Lucy

Life without Lucy seems so long ago, and a little hazy. Life with Lucy is a gift from God and I'm so thankful for the bundle of joy she is in our lives. A normal day with Lucy looks like this:

wake up when Lucy wakes up (around 7am normally) and feed her, burp her, change her, play with her, set her under her play gym until she gets fussy, then rock her for a couple minutes singing the Birds upon the Treetop and Jesus Loves Me, then lay her down. This repeats every 3 hours throughout the day, except from 2-6 I go to work and Scott feeds her, burps her, changes her, plays with her, and puts her to sleep. Every other night she gets
a bath and she loves those. She almost always needs a bath due to sp
it up all in her hair etc.

She really is a good baby I realize. She's been sleeping through the night since 8/9 weeks and she sleeps a lot during the day giving me time to get things done or catch up on my sleep. She also stays content playing on her own under her play gym and doesn't have to be held all the time. Yes, she spits up on everything and everybody all the time, but you get used to that. She went to the church nursery for the first time last Sunday and was ve
ry good. She isn't picky about who's holding her. The only time it's ha
rd is when her routine is thrown off by church or going out a lot. THen she doesn't know if she's hungry or tired. So the routine has worked best for me - that is eat/wak
e/sleep routine from BabyWise.

We've done cloth diapers since she was 2 weeks, and we love them. I would encourage anybody to use cloth for more than one reason. I thought I was just doing them to save money (which I save a lot of money) but I also like using them because I rarely have a blowout and they don't have any dioxins or chemicals. Plus they are so cute!! I don't mind that she has a big diaper butt. I think they're adorable on her. So if anyone wants more info on cloth diapers I'd love to answer any questions. Oh, and they make cloth diapering so easy these days compared to when we were babies. It's not what you think. :)

Anyway, I count myself blessed to be a mommy and thank God for the opportunity though it's a great responsibility. I've wanted to be a mommy every since I can remember. My mom told me I used to be content playing house with dolls in my room all day by myself. Though my desire is/was to be a stay at home mommy, I am working part time right now. Though it's a struggle sometimes, God's showing me his grace in my life. God know our days, even when they were yet to be.

I'm so thankful to be able to pass down the truths of Scripture to my children. There's nothing so valuable to be able to pass down than the Word of God and His Love. I'm trying to view the small moments of my life as important moments because each little moment makes up our lives. Each day is a teaching day to Lucy of the way to live and the way to be. What a tremendous responsibility I feel.

Titus 2 says "teach the older women to be reverent in the way they life, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."

3 comments:

Gretchen said...

April,

I didn't know you were back to work! From one working mom to another -- let me just encourage you to hang in there. Are you still nursing? Has that been ok? I am so thankful that I never had to supplement with formula for Susie. Pumping gets old, but you are doing the BEST for her!!!

Do you have your own washer/dryer? I would be interested in cloth diapers if I didn't have to pay so much for laundry. So. . . maybe down the road. :)

april mohler said...

Hi Gretchen, Thanks for the encouragement. Yes, I'm still nursing and that was one of my struggles. Especially 2 weeks ago I was having a rough time pumping enough for while I was gone. But now it's much better and I don't even have to pump as much because I got the supply up. So far I haven't had to supplement with formula yet either, so I'm thankful for that.
Yes, I do have my own washer/dryer, otherwise it would be a different story. :) Thanks for the encouragement!

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