Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Our First Date

Daniel and I went on our first date! I have been missing spending some one-on-one time with Daniel lately. I had heard several times of dads taking their daughters out on a date and I thought that it would be neat if Daniel and I went on a date. It was kind of last minute that night, so we just had a little time, but it was fun anyways! We went to dinner at McDonald's and Daniel had his first Happy Meal! Then we went grocery shopping, (he loves grocery shopping!) and he got to ride in one of those "special car carts" which are impossible for me to push. I almost always run into something with those carts because I can't see the end, so I rarely give in and push those things. But since we were on a date, I knew he would have fun. When we got home there was a pretty sunset so we took a little walk. A great end to a great date!
Daniel is such a sweet little boy and I feel so blessed to be his mommy! I love spending one-on-one time with him but I rarely get to. Sure there are days where things get overwhelming, but I try to remember how fast he is growing and these precious days are flying by. Even as I am typing this he is asking me tons of questions! :-)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Gift of Nursing

I love nursing! Unfortunately Alayna is finished. But I thought I would share briefly what it is I loved about nursing Daniel and Alayna.

1. I love the sweet bond between the baby and myself
2. I love the special cuddle time
3. I love their eyes gazing up at me.
4. I love the fact that God has created the perfect nutrition for our babies!
5. I love that my body makes milk!! So crazy!!!
6. I love that they can be fed anytime, anywhere
7. I love cuddling skin to skin
8. I love when they unlatch and give me a big smile then go back to nursing.
9. I love that they were all mine for a few minutes every couple hours
10. I love their sweet smell after they nurse

Nursing was always difficult for me but so completely worth the struggles! I think it is one of the most beautiful gifts we are given and I thanked God every time I nursed for the ability to feed my child and the bond we developed. I will always cherish those special moments!!!